dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic is all I can say!
pineypower (2832) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 Saw the ratings so I had to try it, and boy did it live up to its hype. Pours out dark brown with a nice frothy head. It has a nice sweet fruity aroma with some notes of coffee. The taste is very smooth and complex ranging from very malty to roasty to fruity. Great brew!
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice Doppelbock. Kick the can and run me over. Dark as Lake Erie and kickn’ like coffee in the morning.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark but not quite opaque in a mug, thick tan head and a strong date toffee coffee aroma. Flavour is more rich date toffee coffee.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strangely enough, this was one of the first ’real’ beers I ever tasted. I guess I was lucky back then to try one of the best there is.
Pours richly into the glass, with a latte colored head. I love watching the flurry of nearly microscopic bubbles surge slowly to the top.
A rich aroma, coffee, malt. It bites back a bit as you drink. Excellent.
ohknaks (44) - USA - SEP 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz Bottle: Pours dark black with a tan head. Very rich taste with a bitter aftertaste that lasts long after the beer is gone. Overall a very good dopplebock, but not my style of beer.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A color as black as night, and a toasty tan head. Strong and seductive aromatics: sweet and candyish, with notes of toffee, anise, and cocoa, and a slightly burnt character that perhaps derives from the higher alcohol. Taste is huge with malt, highly warming (note the ABV), full, rich, and delicious. A perfect aperitif beer. Three things ring above all else: malt, coffee, and caramel. Solid, bold, and loaded with coffeeish flavor. One of the world’s greatest brews.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby colour with a frothy tan coloured head. Very nice chocolate, red wine, toffee, dark fruits, rum, and light cherry aroma. Dark chocolate bitter flavour dominates, along with rum and slight toffee. Flavour is a letdown after the aroma. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, but lightly fizzy.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Bottle. Head is not as creamy as advertised. Very dark brown but not opaque. Rich delicious thick malt and spicy hop aroma. Smokey start to the flavour, followed by long roast, alcohol and fruit notes. Nice balanced finish of hop bitterness and dry roasted notes.
Goblincat (397) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Toasted malt aroma. Tastes of a complex mix of malts, a little prunes, and a touch of dark chocolate. Very good... Will try again.