joelumbumbard99 (12) - USA - JAN 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had my first one of these in Germany in 1981 while stationed there in the Army. Picked up a 6 pack about 5 years ago and enjoyed them over the holidays. Can’t wait to try this great beer once again. Really is a treat if you like Bock style beers. Ayinger brewery makes some other fine products. Try the Mai (May) Bock if you like Bock styles or the Pils if you are into lighter fare.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very rich and malty brew. Terrific head and outstanding color. Caramel flavor is balanced well with chocolate and hops bitterness. Very smooth. My only complaint is when it was gone.
Chasboy99 (6) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Always returns to #1 with me after I can’t get it for awhile. Excellent in all respects.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Possibly the best double bock there is. I will keep a higher rating open in-case i find one better. Is $2.50 worth it for a 11oz bottle - you bet it is !
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 RAD! you could even call this beer boss or the whip in the 80s. Malty pleasing aroma. caramel. fully round flavor. Dark, almost stout colored. more flavors then i care to count. im not going to list the flavors, far too many.
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - JAN 10, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge creamy beige head. Big complex malty aroma. Nice flavor balance between malty sweetness and chocolate malt/hops. This is about the best Bock available!
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate aroma and flavor make this brew more of a Weinachtsbock (Christmas Bock) -- best enjoyed during the Christmas season. And the plastic goat is cute, too. Visit the Ayinger Ausschank at the Münchner Platzl, right by the Hofbräuhaus, to get this at its freshest.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A good doppelbock with sweetish taste balanced by the alcohol tint. All the ingredients support each other in a way I’ve seldom seen. Very pleasant flavor and palate, strongly recommended as a beer to enjoy on its own.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 28, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee-Ovaltine aroma. Smooth, creamy, malty, stout-like taste. Finishes dry with a slight hop bitterness and alcohol twang. This is an extremely well balanced beer; it has great flavor and complexity without any overpowering sweetness, hoppiness, or viscosity. This is one elegant and refined beverage. Ausgezeichnet!
MrRain00 (37) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wish I could remember some of the dopplebocks I drank while I was Germany. This one is good but not the best I’ve had. It’s still worthy of a try though.