Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This rich beer has chocolate, caramel and coffee overtones. Unbelievably dark -- If you hold the glass up to a light, you’ll be pressed to see it shine through. Not quite as thick or creamy (or as good) as Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, but it is still a very good beer for someone who wants something a bit heavier with more body.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a smallish tan head. Caramel malt aroma. Exceedingly smooth malted flavor with lingering toffee malt aftertaste. Creamy yeast texture on palate. No hint of the 6.7abv. Simply excellent brew.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz Bottle: I poured it too aggressively and it produced a gigantic, light-brown, frothy head that ran down the side of my stein! Eventually, most of it disappeared with a tiny one remaining to the end. It has rich malty aromas with flavors of creamy coffee and pitted fruit such as prunes and raisins. It is dark brown in color and has a smooth and thick body. A sticky lacing was observed. I also detected a slight metallic aftertaste as well (at first annoying, but later not noticed as much). I thought it would be appropriate in trying my first doppelbock to whip out my Bavarian stein that I have had for about 5 years (souvenir gift from mom in law), but never used. I washed the dust off, cooled it off for a few minutes in the freezer and poured the brew. As I drank this smashingly labyrinthine beer, I felt like dancing with the people on the stein! Vielen vielen Dank!
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Good-looking, good-smelling, good-tasting beer. Malty smooth, more body than you would expect from the pour. Creamy taste and feel, then its gone. Very good beer. Bottle comes with a little horsey toy. Wish it came with an extra ounce instead.
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330cl. I like the big malty (barnyardy?) wallop of this hitting the palate, this is fairly sweet but pretty complex and interesting in all the roast malt flavors. Dark and tropical fruits, caramelized brown sugar, fleeting touches of coffee bitterness. I do feel Celebrator while good is slightly expensive and I tend to favor the larger-portioned Weltenburger Asam-Bock (for me just as good and perhaps slighly more balanced for my liking.) Worth experiencing.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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 (4045) - 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 (3259) - 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+