Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Dark ruby color with a small tan head. Sweet aroma of toffee, raisons and fruit. Flavor is sweet with toffee and tootsie roll.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby brown color, medium off white head. Has a fruity/raisin aroma, with roasted malt, bananas that have begun to brown, and pumpkin. Medium body for the style, sweet, flat carbonation, slightly acidic, harsh metallic taste at times, especially in the finish.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very nice strong beer. sweet but still have a nice kick to it. could easily find the alcohol, but it still fit the beer well.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright brown with a garnet tint when held to the light. Small dense mocha colored head. Molasses and dry sherry aromas. Touch of grass in the background. Smooth, silky and rich in feel. Initial malt sweetness with light malt and caramel flavors to follow. A light smoke/caskwood dryness in the finish. Almost too smooth.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown,slightly hazy, small brown head. Lots of fruity malt, figs, raison and prunes type flavors. Sweet. Body is syrupy and thick. Finish is very sweet. Good Dobbelbock.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown color. Malty aroma. Lots of malt flavor. Very roasty. Good beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown color with tan head and clear. Carmel malty aroma, with alcohol hints. Big malty flavor, with roasty notes. Decent and enjoyable.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity aroma and pours very dark with a small, light brown head. Taste is pretty full as it's pretty thick and has a significant amount of a fruit taste to its flavor. Ends with a chocolately aftertaste and a hint of coffee. Not too bad. Similar to Dogfish Head Immort Ale.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in colour, a small amount of ruby highlights are noticeable however. A unattractive off-white SUPER-large bubbled head tops the beer and fades fast. Aroma of strong raisins, caramel, soy sauce, grapes, malt and alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Chewy mouthful with a bunch of sweetness. Soon after the sugars hit the palate, some of the meatiness of the soy sauce becomes evident and then fades to a metallic maltiness. Aftertaste shows a bunch of the bittering characteristics of this one, and hardly any of the sweetness. Overall, this one changes over the 'sip lifecycle', but not too pleasant throughout! I bought this 33 cL bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, New York and sampled it on 16-December-2003.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intensely sweet dopplebock - superthickbodied - has some woodsy (oaky) aroma and some roasty flavor elements, but - did I mention this is sweet and thick? 3/5 from the SS pack by BHB!!!