Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice thick dark black/brown pour, with a larger brown head. Aromas of almost to many things to name but I will try, maple syrup sweetness, earthiness, nuttiness, light touches of vanilla, cherry, and red grapes without the sourness. Smooth flavos of malt and hops balance nicely,with the cherries, some smokiness, and the syrup present in the lasting aftertaste. A beer that got better with each sip as the glass warmed up a bit.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellar Temp. Big malty-sweet aroma. I swear there is a hint of sauerkraut. Beer becomes a thick foam and most flavors come in the finish with molasses, fugde, aromatic malts and some alchohol. Very well balanced. Sort of reminds me of a fudgesicle.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with a fairly large brownish head. There is a light molassas/syrup aroma. The taste start sweet ends kind of bitter, but even the bitterness has a slight molassas under tone.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thick fluffy beige head. Nose: dark fruits, with figs and dates dominating, coffee, molasses and spices. Tastes like a rich dark rum-soaked mincemeat fruitcake.
JerseySlim (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thick, almost syrupy palate. Pours a nice dark brown color with a tan head. The lacing is quite good. Flavor is outstanding; very smooth, with the smallest bit of sharpness.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very pleasant doppelbock. Nice dark amber color, mine had a thin head. Slightly sweet, slightly metallic taste. Good, but I do feel its overrated.
RockYerFaceOff (32) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost like cola. Hints of ruby coloring. Has a big, thick creamy tan head. Aroma is intoxicating (inadvertant pun). Very rich aroma full of varying fragrances. Amazing taste. Very dry finish with a bit of smoke. Very rich flavor. Slight metallic tinge to it By far my favorite. Truly a treat to the senses. It’s too bad it’s so expensive. Will rerate later on to make sure that my senses aren’t numb because it’s late.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet with molasses, anise, maple, vanilla, and a bit of woodsiness. It seems like I detect a new flavor every time I take a sip, too many to list - do yourself a favor and try this brew!
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Worth trying it despite its price. Best double bock I’ve ever had. Light brown full bodied head is lasting. Beautiful dark cherry color. Malty goodness for sure, ends with a slight hop flavor. Good balance- nice compexity
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Re-Rate- Bottle- Sampled @ Siebel during the German style tasting- Clear very dark brown color, brown head. Nose is dark fruit, malt dominates both the nose and body as it should.
(My Goat fell in during the pour!!!!) Pours a dark deep brown with beautiful thick foamy off white head. the lacing sticks to the wall of the vessel as is poured. Aroma is full of cereal (wheaties) and dark malt. Lots of cherries and darker fruits as well. Flavor is big and malty, full of dark fruit, and roasted toffee/caramel. Palate is somewhat acidic/sour. Finish is uneventful. 7-4-8-3-15