etaggie09 (21) - College Station, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish ruby with a slowly diminishing tan head. good retention. vinous, fruity, and a thickly malty aroma. Very malty with a little hop twang. Strong sweet malt with some caramel and bittersweet chocolate. Nicely coating and clean. Moderate carbonation. nice, clean, and very drinkable. A very nice malty beer that I enjoyed a lot. A good example of the dopplebock style.
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a half inch of dark tan head. Aromas are spice (cinnamon) and toast, with a banana fruit background. Toasty tastes with some coffee. The hops provide complexity and add floral, organic flavors. Palate is even and balanced, with a dry finish and rather light mouthfeel. A bit cloying, from the toffee charcter at the front end, however. Still, from sweet to dry, this is an excellent and versatile dopplebock. Glad I had it.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK. I know I’ve had this, and I remember it being outstanding, but I didn’t make notes. So, I guess I’ll just have to go get another one so I can rate it for real.
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
A little sticky for me. I loved everything else about this beer. Nice head, complex, yeasty, fruity and spiced. Just a great beer. Food anyone?
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Searched hi and low for this one. And it was well worth it. Found it @ Eulogy in philly. Fruity aroma with a fantastic finish.
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cola colored brown with a thick foamy head which goes away quickly. Not much carbonation visible, or maybe it’s just hidden in the darkness. Nice, sweet, rich malty aroma, not much going on in the hops department (sorry hopheads). Taste is initial sweet maltiness, with a little dark fruit in the background. The finish is dry, spicy, and a little bit smoky. Overall, a smooth, complex & very tasty brew that lives up to all it’s accolades!
Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, on the verge of dark ruby. Off-white head, leaves a good lace. The head diminishes, yet easily builds up as you jolt the glass. Buttery aroma. Caramel, dough, sweet bread, butterscotch. The same butterscotch is in the flavor at first. Roasted bitterness and coffee come in the finish. Oily, medium to full.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An absolutely lovely little dopplebock with the fine chocolate undercoating that Germans do so well and just the merest association with smoke and floral flavors to take the edge off of the dark brew.
drew88 (5) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
a very dark beer with a slight scent of smokey malts. A very smooth drinkable beer with hints of chocolate malts which gives this awesome beer a sweet finish all the way to the belly. As my grandpa DiFelice would say.. "I wish I had a neck like a giraffe!"
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I finally got around to drinking one of these, and boy, I really have to ask myself:"what took ya so long?" Beautiful beer. Mahongany body topped with a creamy tan head with big spotty lacing. Great aromas with notes of cookies, chocolate, breads, plummy fruit, and a touch of earthy yeast. Creamy/velvety mouthfeel. Awesome chocolate and dark fruit flavors. Dry roastiness on the finish with a little echo of the malty sweet flavors. Superb.