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 (4436) - 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!!!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown with a small tan head. Sweet intensely caramel bock aroma. Body has decent complexity dark fruit, caramel malt, and toffee. Nice thick syrupy texture. A very smooth, quite drinkable doppelbock, but somewhat one-sided.
Frank (2297) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely lovely deep ruby, almost a bit purplish. No head whatsoever. Intensely sweet malty aroma with the slightest edge of cloves and spice. Thick and a bit syrupy on the palate. Extremely delicate carbonation, almost none in fact. Raisins, molasses, and brown sugar are all readily apparent. Slightly vinous. Notes of oak, cherry, and a touch of toffee become more prominent as the beer warms. A tour de force of malt.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was just a big beer. Full of sweet dark fruit flavors, a nice malt presence, and some residual lacing. The aroma has alot of alchohol in it, but the flavor masks it very well. Sweet and full-bodied and something I would drink over and over again.
r464 (1732) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark, with no head at all when poured. Syrupy with a hint of alcohol presence. A slight fruitiness. Sweet and fairly full bodied. I would try this again.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Massively sweet, flat, thick brew with hints of alcohol and tangy acidity. Too sweet for my tastes, I elected to pour out the last 1/3.