jcwattsrugger (12122) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 11 oz bottle-pours a tan, creamy textured head that held a steady 1 finger high, until I started drinking. Color is a clear dark brown, deep amber. Aroma is malty and____? Taste is a deep malty, nice. Slight aftertaste, but no bite. Not the style of beer that I’d say was a type I expected to care for, but it is quite enjoyable, I am sure I will get this again.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma had dark fruit, plums, raisins, and malty sweetness. The flavor was sweet w/ dark fruit, malts and plums/raisin note. The mouthfeel was full bodied and creamy. The beer poured a deep rich brown color w/ red highlights; no head and lacing.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 i havent even lifted this beer up to my nose and i can already sense the complex aroma of this great brew. very dark in color. smells bananas, cherries, and lots and lots of malt. Amazing taste, very drinkable. Word up, Goat.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Geoffrey’s Pub, nice pour in proper glassware. Dark reddish/brown pour with a nice creamy off white head. Roasty malt aroma is all I could pick up over the food the people next to me were eating. Slightly fruity start, maybe some raisin or plum. Nice roasted malt presence in the middle-end. Good complexity, good mouthfeel, excellent beer.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 Well, not the most complex beer in the world, but I’ll be damned if it ain’t damn delicious. Deep black with a nice foam head rising nearly an inch above my glass (hell yeah!). Aroma of sweet malt, melon, cherries, honey, maybe even some soft cheese. Drinking this beer is like drinking a chocolate malt milkshake. Palate is perfect, never once seeming too thin or too thick. Leaves no nasty aftertaste, no offensive tastes whatsoever (as I’ve found almost every single beer does to some degree). Flavor is robustly malty though never overbearing, and hops are perfectly balanced without even leaving a pinch of bitterness. A+
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown with reddish hues. Beautiful tan head. Amazing aroma and a rich and bold flavor. I must admit I’m new to Doppelbocks, but this one will certainly have me trying many more. Nice.
MattShizzle (595) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent representation of a Doppelbock. Not super sweet like some versions. Though it is obviously strong immediately upon tasting!
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny, the picture of it here was nothing lke the beer I poured from a Grapevine Market 4-pack. Mine was black. Held up to a 100w bulb it was Bing cherry ruby red. Black. The head was tan, thin, and disappeared quickly. Not flat, but not too exciting either. All the great flavors and balance were commendable, but I can’t give it the same high marks. Even with the free goat trinket, it’s just another stout. Guys, the Emperor is naked.
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, with just a tad of a tanner brown light showing. Very nice sniff of sweet malt, vanilla and tobacco. Malty and smoke like taste. I wasn’t able to taste the fruity notes. Maybe it was because I decided to poison myself with a cigarette while drinking this brew. Great beer, maybe slightly overrated.
Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured a clear dark reddish- brown with an amber head. Aroma was sweet malts and dark fruit. Flavors of roasted malt,carmel and mild coffee with a bitter finish.