Zeswaft (1614) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with about a half inch of tan head. Has a slightly chocolatey aroma. Mouthfeel is a little thick. Not as much taste as I was expecting. It kind of tastes like a watered down imperial stout. Malty and some subtle hops. Pretty good but not one of the best beers in the world, in my opinion. But what do I know?
jrob21 (3367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2006 Malty, creamy, full bodied, and velvety. slightly smoky dryness in the finish. Re-rate now that I know a little more about these things. Very nice and well balanced beer. Reminds me of fresh bread. Yeast is apparent but the malt and complexity take over.
CajunCelebratr (6) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first Doppelbock experience -- how could anything else compare. A nice creamy head on an almost black body. Liquid chocolate. Can taste the malt, but it is not overpowering. Hints of vanilla on the nose with a hint of spice. Clean, dry, crisp finish. My first love. . .I will never forget you.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours good and dark with a nice foamy off-white head, aroma of citrus, nutty, and of slightly roasted malts, good taste same as the aroma, no hidden surprises, a damn good beer.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a small off white head. Malty nutty aroma. Very full nutty, malty taste as well. Dark fruit taste as well. Lingering aftertaste. Well made.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep burgandy color with a nice amount of foamy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and almost molasesy. Flavor is of dark cherries, raspberry chocolate mouse, and chai tea. Overall, I found very enjoyable.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s good to be a Celebrator, # 100 for me. Thanks to all RBer’s who helped me choose. Aroma of nice roasted malts, raisin and for some reason I keep thinking Lays potato chips. Pours a nice deep dark mass producing a chocolatey head. Taste was delightful, chocolate,toffee,raisin. Just enough hop to even it out. Palate was rich and full. I believe I’ll be having this again as this is just damn good!!
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich deep chocolaty brown pour. Wonderful smells of strong sugary malts and peppery spices. An amazing carmalized sugar taste, with hints of tobacco and very light hints of hop. A very great example and on eof my favorite beers.
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This rich beer has chocolate, caramel and coffee overtones. Unbelievably dark -- If you hold the glass up to a light, you’ll be pressed to see it shine through. Not quite as thick or creamy (or as good) as Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, but it is still a very good beer for someone who wants something a bit heavier with more body.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a smallish tan head. Caramel malt aroma. Exceedingly smooth malted flavor with lingering toffee malt aftertaste. Creamy yeast texture on palate. No hint of the 6.7abv. Simply excellent brew.