beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
btl. you can see how it looks in the photo. taste is very smooth, malty, dark ripe fruit, vanilla bean, burnt caramel, a bit of lemonseed and hop bitterness in the finish. It smells like it tastes for the most part, although the sweetness really stands out in the nose of this brew. not to say this beer is overly sweet, itís a perfect doppel bock. the best iíve had be cause itís well balanced and not too sweet. very nice, creamy mouthfeel too.
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pourd deep, dark brown with bubbly head that lasted for a while. Didnít leave much lacing though. Aromas were strong caramel and yeast. Flavors were a little nutty and more delicious maltiness. Roasty Smokey finish. Very yummy beer.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, so much flavor but still balanced. Pretty amazing they can cram all of those different flavors into one bottle and still make it taste so smooth and drinkable.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Looks like cola. Coffee taste. Smooth. Pretty color. Yummy! Itís a dark dark brown color with a deep dark fruit aroma. Super smooth and very easy to drink.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer deserves the high rating. One of the best examples of a doppelbock, ever. Give this one a try you wonít be disappointed!
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 (1451) - 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.