GoddamnNoise (204) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2017 dudebun (140) - - NOV 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good beer just too raisiny for my liking. Everything else is great, mouthfeel, appearance, you name it. Probably needs to go with food.
50 cl. bottle @ Home. Aggiebob (1325) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2017
Aroma: quite intense and pleasant aromas of toasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, figs, prunes, raisins, dark dried fruits, spices. Hints of sweet alcohol, maybe like rum. Very subtle hints of burnt caramel, burnt sugar.
Appearance: dark amber to brown color with reddish highlights. Extremely high head thickness. Beige to light beige foam color. Very high retention. Very dense and creamy foam. Low to medium Brussels' lacing. Too dark to talk about its hazyness for sure, but it seems slightly hazy.
Taste: medium to high sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, dried figs, prunes, raisins, spices, honey, nuts, toffee, dates. Hints of dark burnt caramel, burnt sugar, sweet alcohol. Balance is on the sweet side. No astringency at all.
Palate: medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, low to medium carbonation, very long and sweet finish with the same flavors. A lingering flavor of dried figs, prunes and raisins remains after several minutes. Alcohol is very well hidden. It's only noticeable through its sweet aroma and flavor, but not through its warming effect, despite its relatively high ABV.
Overall: very good appearance, aromas and flavors. Quite sweet but not cloying. Very drinkable and enjoyable.The lingering flavors are very good and very complex. A nice and very good beer even when it's not one of my favorite styles. Really good.
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Bottle. It poured a dark color with a tan head. The aroma is malty with notes of toffee, Candi sugar and dark fruits. As it mellows notes of dark chocolate become present It is well balanced with a smooth finish. ANZUShophunter (601) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 On tap at Tap’d, PA Hotel. Deep reddish brown with tan head and aroma of choc, plums and Christmas fruit cake. Rich and tasty, boozy & sweet in the finish. SaintMatty (7559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2017
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Raisins, marzipan and plums in the aroma. Rich and fruity taste with plums, dates, raisins and some notes of fruitcake. In spite of its richness it is still relatively easy to drink. midovark (1098) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle @ Hopaholic. Pours deep mahogany with thick but quickly disappearing head. Nose is grainy and boozy with honey and fuits in it. Taste is quite similar, maybe a bit less complex and a tad too sweet. Closes with long lasting sweet finish, has average carbo and medium to heavy body. Nice one.
biilz (238) - SPAIN - OCT 10, 2017
Дуппельбок от самой старой пиповарни в мире. Аромат довольно приятный и мягкий, пиво сильно пенится. Вкус довольно мягок для дуппельбока, порой кажется даже слишком... Чувствуется черный жженый хлеб во вкусе. Данный напиток очень питкий и совершенно не карбонизированный. DialSquare (5144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle from Kenny Road Market: dark brown-black pour, thin light tan ring. aroma of sweet dark breads, caramel, dark fruit. tastes are along those lines with faint coffee and chocolate. nicely balanced with herbal/earthy light hops. Iphonephan (7343) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2017
From a 50 cl bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with an off white head. Aroma of toffee and figs. Moderately sweet with some bitter roast to the finish. Scipio (1242) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Pours a deep brown with a full, lingering beige head. The aroma consists of heavy raisin and caramel, some bread, licorice, plum, and some light earthiness as well. This one is sweet, but its an easy sweet. Subtly bitter, its very dry which snuck up on me as I was drinking this. The main flavors are plum, raisin, and caramel. Strong nuttiness is found, along with fig and bread, and minor chocolate. Nutty raisin finish, Medium to full in body and chewy in texture. Solid, complex, and well balanced overall, this one should be easy for most to enjoy. Daboch (196) - Gdansk, POLAND - SEP 27, 2017
Ładnie się prezentuje kolor ciemny, lekko beżowa piana. W aromacie lekkie nuty palone, podobnie w smaku, w którym obok nut palonych mamy posmak chleba, karmelu. Całość dość wytrawna