Bamsen78 (5401) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with airy off-white head. Sweet, malty aroma with a touch of spice. Sweetish malty naste with notes of caramel and a spicy finish. A nice one. Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2013
bottle from kappldav123 - thanks! Clear brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, quite earthy. Dark malts dominate, earthy character with hints of chocolate and soem dusty, dry hops in the finish. Nice one. laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 29.04.2010drjay44 (3712) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Aroma is somewhat malty with roasted notes and some solvent‐like alcohol. Flavour is rather malty and somewhat sweet with some berry notes, raisins, chocolate and hints of solvent‐like alcohol. Good, I like the malty sweetness here.
500 ml. swing top bottle. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, rapidly collapsing, light beige head, with some lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is raisin, plum, molasses, hints of cocoa....taste is dark raisin, plum, brown sugar, hints of toffee/caramel, finishing with a light cocoa bitterness......mouth feel light, alcohol hidden, very slight astringency carbonation adds a light tingle to the finish. This beer is rich, complex, and nourishing in both aromas and flavors. It is remarkably light in mouth feel which should be a bit heavier, this could be corrected by a slight increase in final boil temperature, also the malt backbone could be a bit more complex. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7 patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
tap at Dash In - Pours dark amber with a light tan head. It has a rich caramel malt aroma with a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is similar with the caramel in the forefront and the dark fruit accents. It’s very sweet and almost syrupy. I know the style is sweet but even for that this one seemed sweeter than most. Pretty good anyway.
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Poured this beer from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a muddy brown and dirty color with noticeable sediment, a dark amber hue, and a foamy off-white head with average retention and cling, and good lacing. It had a rich earthy malt aroma with touches of banana and light dark fruits, along with some yeast and grain. It had a bitter-sour flavor with a light grainy-earthy blend and some touches of caramel malt and very light yeast and fruit. The beer was very light and creamy with a wet body, low carbonation, and a lighter, thinner mouthfeel. Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle 500 ml 7.4% brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
Aroma: rich sugary with mild heat of alcohol, plums with berry. Nice, fairly soft. 7+
Look: clear dark amber with fine off white top. 3+
Taste etc.... soft medium plus bodied. Enough of sugars from malt base to be shown as prune, dark Hungarian plums , an tad of caramel. Lower carbonation with heat on walls. Soft finish. Potent so be aware.
(50 cl bottle) chestnut-coloured, hazy, with a beige head. Aroma is heavily malty, loads of dark bread, dried fruits/raisins, sherry, roasted. Taste is sweet. Chewy and sticky. Slightly burning finish. Not something I would want to drink often or in large quantities, but well-made. SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2012
from bottle. the bonator pours a clear, deep amber colour with a quickly disappearing minimal head. complex and sweet malty aroma of praline, caramel and ripe dark fruits marinated in alcohol. light carbonation, medium body and oily mouthfeel. sweet and roasted malt flavours all the way with hints of vanilla and nuts. long-lasting and pleasent sweet aftertaste. very decent doppelbock! Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
Caramel, bread, roasty, toast, alcohol a nicely crafted beer, one of the better doppelbocks ive tried