oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head.
Has aroma of fruit and malt. Flavor is smokey and malty with some fruit notes. Nice and Thick.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, solid doppelbock. I had my expectations set a little higher from reading the reviews before going into the tasting. Started off beautifully - poured thick with a deep brown color and small off-white head. Smell was as expected. Tasted smokey, almost like the smell of a wood-burning oven; chargrilled. Accents of pepper and black licorice. Descent grainy, chocolatey, roasted malts. I kept waiting for this beer to come full-circle and wow me, but it seemed to come up just short from possessing the sort of complexity you look for in a doppelbock. That being said, it was a damn good doppelbock, just not the best.
OldFritz (1) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hmmmmmmm Yummy! For me, this is one of the best beers ever made in germany. Aying is also one of the best brewerys! DELICIOUS
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut brown pour with a fluffy tan head and very good lacing. Very sweet aroma with roasted/crystal malt overtones. Interesting combination of maltiness, fruit, and rummy alcohol in the flavor. Surprisingly clean and dry finish with some peppery spice. I really liked this beer and would gladly serve it to other beer geeks.
Padron4KM (735) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.3 oz bottle. This bottle is over 1-1/2 years old. not quite sure on the age, but it was bought as a single out of a six pack, and these come in 4 packs now.
Pours out dark reddish brown with a 1", quickly disapating head. Head settles to a thin cap. alcohol visible floating on top.
Aroma is malty, fruity, rum, brown sugar, mollasses.
Flavor is fruity, raisin, prune, burnt sugar. nicely balanced bitter/sweet finish.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, fluffy head.Soft malty smell, has a nice hop flavor to it and almost a thickness in its taste. It does have a dryness to the finish.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown/amber with admirable head. Smooth, caramelly, nice quiet hops, gentle palate, slight maltiness. very light coffee aroma. Aftertaste is somewhat sour and boozy. A very good beer, and I’d definitely try it again, but I wasn’t as wowed as the rating numbers tell me I ought to be.
dbx540 (17) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lot of expectations on this one, but it couldnt quiet fill them. I like Andechsers better. This has a nice nuanced long lasting flavour. Thanks to Dixen for lettin me sample it
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured brown with a small cream colored head. Aroma was malty and fruity. Sweet, brown sugar, raisins, prunes, and figs. Flavor continued with the fruits and added mild roastedness, light smoke, and alcohol. Light to medium bodied.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. good stuff indeed. nice thick aroma and palate. ripe fruits, figs, sweetness with warm alcohol undertones. plus i like the little doo-dad that comes around the neck of the bottle.