Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Poured dark brown with a thin-tan head. The smell was sweet like raisins and spice. The taste is similar to a dried prune smashed and jammed into the bottom of an ash-tray, which surprisingly tasted good!, The flavors developed more as the temperature of the beer warmed. A most complex beer. The perfect Bavarian Double Bock.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with a cramy head. Thick and rich. Hoppy without being overwhelming.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a slight creamy beige head. Smells of smoky beef jerkey,slim jims, with a hint of prunes and plums. Taste is malty, smoky, and sweet with traces of beef jerkey,prunes,plums and banana. An interesting brew, but I donít get all the hype about this one. Good, but not great.
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle. Pours nearly black with a decent tan head. Sweetness in the aroma, similar to chocolate or some other candy. Flavor is dominated by roasted malt. Tastes like roasted chestnuts. Also some fruity/sweet flavors from the malt. Hints of cherry and banana. Bitterness from the roastiness really kicks in in the finish. Little to no hop character. Obvious velvety mouthfeel. A very interesting beer. Reminds me more of an English ale than a German lager with its lush, nutty malts. sted bitterness. Tastes english. Little to no hops. Sweet and malty. Thin but creamy/velvety mouthfeel. Some cherry and banana notes. Rerate: 7/19/07 Quite dry. a good bit of roast. actually getting some earthy hops. looking for them, I can find the hints of banana and cherry, but probably wouldnít have picked them up if not for looking at my old notes. A bit of rye bread. mouthfeel is not creamy and velvety in this one. a little prickly and thin. Not thin to a fault, but just a typical clean lager feel. Iím really missing that palate I found last time. Still a really tasty beer. Not sure if my palate has changed or if this bottle is that different than the one I had way back when.
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 bottle. Pours a very, very dark brown which only lets a small light through on the edges. The head is dense, tan, and lasting. The aroma is wonderfully complex, a harmony of fruit notes, raisins, and slight alcohol. The flavor is also excellently complex. I picked up a dry fruit taste followed by some malty sweetness and a dry finish with just a hint of roastiness. This is an excellent beer suitable for drinking on any occassion.
[Nov 11, 2007]------- Pretty darn good beer. Iíd say this is the best dopplebock Iíve ever had. The buttery sweetness that I associates with bocks is very, very faint in this one. Fruits and subtle spices make up the flavor. Good stuff.
Joeytre (3) - Oswego, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my all time favorites!! I was only 20 years old when I had my first and yet I still remember that experience today.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Nice black color in the glass with an off-white head that appeared overly inviting. Malty molasses aroma with hint of some hops. The flavor followed the same with molasses and hints of lemon. Smokey aftertaste. Medium to full body with a smooth, creamy texture.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazingly gorgeous dark ruby brown with a nice lasting tan head. Just beautiful. Molasses is dominant in the aroma. Awesomely dry with hints of coffee, molasses, smoke, and figs. Wonderful balance.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brautiful ruby/ brown. Full of flavor and an excellent finish. I would drink this tasty brew regularly if it werenít so danged expensive.
snclrlws (19) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark ruby color with a thick, dense, tan head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice lacing on the glass. Strong fuity aroma; raisins, figs, coffee, etc.
Taste was not as sweet as the aroma, being balanced well by the malts. Smooth, creamy palate while still making the mouth feel full. Very rich taste and feel, one of the best beers ever.