SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Madsberg shared with JoshuaB. Pours a brown nutty color with a light white head. Nose is malty, caramel, nutty. very well balanced and one of the easiest beers to drink Ive ever had.
HermanW (1029) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good doppelbock. At the beginning a bit tasteless. But the taste grows and at last is almost delicious.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes this is a good beer. Aroma hit me when i opened the bottle of coffee, but thankfully this faded away, moving onto malt sweet notes, mainly caramel, however in a better than normal way. Taste is excellent everythign good about a dunkel, lightly burnt bittering malts with a great sweetness, backed with a slight warming from the alcohol. Such an excellent brew that i would love to try again.
sloth (2469) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn! What a gorgeous brew!Tan two fingered head that lives long and large. Lace is, well, very lacey and sticky. All this atop a lovely clear brown body accented by a deep ruby red glow. Nose of malt, freshly milled grains, bread thats lightly toasted, very nice indeed. Body is medium, soft textured, loving on yer tongue. Lightly sweet malts are grainy with notes of dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and light toffee notes, a malt lovers dream! Finish is lightly sweet, caramelly. A well rounded representation. I,ve looked forward to sampling this brew since i,ve been on RB. It has proven itself to me! Thanks go out to Springslicker for this one! Thanks Jay!!
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful deep garnet in color, sweet malts and an almost angel food cake nose. Rich and mouth filling, a maltyness that is long lingering and sweet with a nice hop balance.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of thedm and hotstuff at Indy tasting. Clear brown with brassy colors. Aroma is malty and also with a fruity cider like character. Very roasted, toasted, and a bit fruity in the flavor. Chocolate malts and carmel smoothness. Very plesant beer.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle courtesy ’the_dm’ Indy tasting 12/10/05) - 2005 - Aroma of carmel, toffee, malt, and black licorice. Pours a deep brownish red with medium head. Flavor is sweet creamy carmel and chocolate malts with subtle hop undertones. Palate is very smooth and clean. A great Doppelbock.
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle courtesy of the dm at the indy tasting. amber brown pour with a great grey head. aroma of booze, caramel, light chocolate. dusted chocolate flavor with some nice tea notes. love the caramel, christwagons, this is good. marshmallow mouthfeel. thanks again, matt.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to THEDM for sharing this. Pours a redish brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is light with apple cider notes. Flavor produces complex chocolate and coffee notes. Huge creamy mouthfeel. Excellent brew.
theburden (10) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Kloster in a 1L stein. Deep brown reddish color. Thick mouth feel with a malty body that has many different flavors in it. Towards the end of liter you start tasting more boozy flavors that warm you on a cold late november Bavarian day.