HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
May have had an off bottle. Mainly smokey and malty. Look forward to trying again.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Could be the best beer I’ve ever quaffed. Maybe cause it was at their 500 yr old bierstube and came from a wooden keg. Was I dreaming? Perfect balance of malt, hops and alcohol. Deep brown-red with white, lingering head. Lingering complexity. Flavor of anise, toffee, and cocoa. Round as an onion dome.
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice, dark, ruby color with very little head. Aroma has a little malt to it, but it doesn’t appear to be very fragrant. The flavor is loaded with malt and has the Grape Nuts taste going on. A little molasses as well. The alcohol is hidden, but it comes back to bite you in the end. Wonderfully balanced and tastes fantastic.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is Bavaria in the wintertime! Snow coated mountains and warm and cozy Bierstubens.
Red to dark brown opaque color with the most beautiful medium creamy white head.
Roasted malts hit my nostrils immediately, with some notes of nuts, molasses, sweetness, honey and a nice level of alcohol.
Ver complex flavor, tons of maltiness, honey, sweetness and a very nice bittersweet ending. After that you can feel the warmth from the alcohol spreading in your stomach. This beer is beautiful and very balanced! Lucily i got a whole case!
Minamizawa (38) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautyful dark golden color with a good creamy head. It has a fruity aroma and taste. The aftertaste is mild and sweet. Simply a wonderful beer.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A symphony based on a few well orchestrated notes. Nothing brash. Nothing bowling me over. Not a cacophony, but a clear chord that diminished softly. Had a hard time leaving all the mentions of greatness behind. Probably made me an even harsher judge than I would have been. At first I thought it was good, but maybe not THAT good. The more I drank it, the more I thought all the elements were in unison. Thank you once again Pive for bringing this my way. And Chad, I for one am very happy that it's NOT like Celebrator.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thin and way too weak for its reputation and style...this used to be a top 10 beer!? Light brown, and like a watered-down Celebrator D-Bock. That's all I've got to say.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit malty... Both in aroma and taste... Really like this to a great beer night !!!!
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An all round enjoyable beer.Good in every department,but lacking a strong aroma.It´s difficult to describe the taste but i bloody well enjoyed it.I recommend this brew!
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was sampled at the 12 Hour Belgian Beer Festival 2004 thanks to jcalabre. This beer pours a clear red and brown color which dominates the hue. It left a thin white head which clung to the sides of the glass very valiantly. The aroma was very sweet and delectable. Heavy malts, honey, vanillas and raisins..just wonderful. The taste is sweet honey and raisin malts with slightly bittering fruits. And can we say HELLO MALT into the finish. Sweet and dry finish supplemented by vanilla and raisin throughout. This was one of the most throughly enjoyable dopplebocks EVER! I must have more!