ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice reddish brown color. The smell is very much like the taste. Malty, nutty, and fruity. Thereís a lot going on in this little beer. Itís all very well put together though, so Iím a fan. Goes down well and tastes great this is a good choice.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of caramel comes through in this...and a light alcohol taste. Sweet malt. Complex. I highly recommend this brew.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 6, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There is nothing not good about this beer. Highly quaffable and tasty, this beer is extremely complex with a number of nutty, caramel-ly, and overall excellenty tastes. It is somewhat smoky in the aftertaste, with a light taste of alcohol...but only what would be expected of a big beer. This is a great beer--probably the best Iíve ever had. Itís highly recommended
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tremendous and one worth re-visiting often. Deep brownish crimson, thick tan creamy head. The nose held rich interwoven notes of sweet bread, fig, raisin, and roasted chocolate malt, with additional tones of toffee brittle and molasses. Ultra smooth dark sweet malt flavors lead right off the bat, but quickly get accompanied by light smokey tones and German hop flair. Just perfect balance. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, bittersweet malty finish. At 4.17 or so, it still may be underrated in my book. A great change of pace from the "Big" IPA, Stout, Barley Wine theme ....
Nejhleader (1444) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
first off it comes with a trinket freaking awsome, oh yeah it tastes pretty good too. goes down nice and has a nice darkness to it.
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is great. Thanks to BSwatz for giving me a sample. Great depth and a unique flavour that keeps getting better as the beer warms up. There is so much going on here, Iím not sure where to begin. There is some great cherry, citrus, hoppy, roasted malt, flavour that really mellows well together. The nose is all over the place, not very powerful at first, but really works well as you continue.
I expected the alcohol to show its face, but it really is well hidden. This is a rich beer, not one I could drink too many of, but very enjoyable. I wish the cost wasnít quite so substantial!!!
izlsnizzt (1) - North Branford, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malt, mild alcohol, and wonderful mild roastiness in the aroma. Pours a very dark brown. Tastes of figs in heavy syrup, mild bakers chocolate, and a wonderful malty complexity. Very mild on hop flavor and aroma. Medium on the pallate and slightly dry. Great Stuff!!
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 First of all the label rules, and that little plastic goat thing is awesome. Beautiful light brown head and almost completely dark body. Smell Raisons, Figs, Vinous notes, little bit of chocolate, and alcohol. Beautiful full mouth feel. Definitely get some roasty smokyness, a bit of spiceness, some nuts and a dry, bitter, slightly sweet finish. Huge malt presence is evident as well, which I like. Very complex and delicious brew
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: Smelled sweet and choclaty, with lots of malt scent. Dark brown pour with medium tan head and good lacing. Tasted like pure malts, and maybe a little nutty. I could not drink this, thought it is not a style I typically enjoy. Still, I was able to appreciate the complexity of the brew. Just not for this hop-head.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís a good doppelbock, with a better roastiness to it than other doppels Iíve had. Itís not as sweet a beer as St. Victorious from Victory, but still exceptional. Could have used a bit more sugar and a bit more alcohol, but a good beer nonetheless.