Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is A great beer, I give it to friends at work, when they help me out! It has a high alc content, but drinks very smoothly, Dark, rick flavor, but not overpowering, very nice on the palate, one of my favorite beers!
thegreenrooster (3463) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like oil, deep and black. Aroma is like espresso. Flavor is a coffee,toffee and chocolate mix. Very nice and probably one of the best of its kind.
zach8270 (3802) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep ruby red with a very thick tan head that left beautiful lacing all the way down the glass. Rich and full aroma, mainly sweet malts with a slight soapy floral hint underneath. Roasted malt flavor at the start that goes sweet in the middle and gives way to a nice roasted/bitter coffee finish. Hops abounded throughout the entire body. The head was wonderfully creamy and silky and combined wonderfully with the body. [[200th Rating]]
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nearly black reddish/brown color, great head that thins out and leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, and chocolate, with a faint hop spice. Flavor is very malty initially, almost a burned malt character, followed by a very sweet middle, then a nice, long bitter finish. Grassy hops finish the long flavor, and what an interesting ride this was! Very good. Much better than Salvator.
shadey (1981) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2005 Delicious. Dark dark brown with a hint of red in the color. Head is a very smooth creamy white. Aroma is huge. Smells like smoked and salted meat . Sweet and Complex flavor. Smokey, huge malt, some sourness, some saltyness. Rich and super smooth. with no lasting after taste. A little sweetness. Amazingly easy to drink and immensely enjoyable. This is world class.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very pretty beer, with big head and heavy lacing. Clear deep mahogony pour. Aroma has lots of malt, roasted coffee and a slight toffee twinge. The Palate was thick and smooth. Little to no hops present. Strong initial taste with all the sweet roasty malts yet a weak burnt finish. Nice alcohol present to help carry the sweetness of the malts through the tounge. This one improves as it warms. Great amongst the doppelbocks, I’m just not a doppelbock kind of gal.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm ... great good stuff. I do like those double bocks. Agree with the 3.8+ ratings on texture, taste and nose. For some reason I think I just prefer Salvator by a short hair.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not what I expected at all. Poured a dark amber, almost opaque. Taste is rich and complex, nutty, smoky and malty. Very similar to a porter. Almost winelike dry fruitiness in the finish. Very clean. Excellent.
Kevin (2149) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, nice aroma slightly sweet smell, pours beautifully , dark body and off white head. great nutty slightly chocolate taste. consistant taste from start to finish. i unfortunately bought this as a single, and i regret it. i need more.
bierman2000 (4) - 4800+ Miles from Munich,near UBW, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Syrupy yeasty doppelbock with a mellow finish .. not as choclatey as some but a good doppelbock overall