jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark look with a good sized head. Has a strong aroma of roasted almonds and toffee. Dry and sweet.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark ruby reddish-brown in color. Dark roasted malts, coffee, caramel, toffee notes. This is a full bodied dopplebock with a smooth mouthfeel. Starts sweet but finishes dry and somewhat bitter. This is a tasty dopplebock.
gargoyle32 (8) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is smoky. Dark in color with a thick rich head. Great flavor, very malty with a hint of chocolate. One of the best doppelbocks out there.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Meaty, chewy, buttery. Darker appearance than any other doppelbock i’ve seen. It’s a lot like drinking a stout. While I think this is a good beer, I kept thinking I was drinking a stout and not a doppelbock. I was expecting more out of this beer. A very overrated beer IMO.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Porued into a magnificently awesome glass of perfection . Taste the molasses, and carmel with and strong malty finish. Difficult to find, costly, but worth it on occasion. Rich dark color, one hell of a fine example of Quality.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Re-Rate 08/07/02: As deep as garnet gets, before it becomes brown, the head is generous, frothy, long lasting and tonnes of beige lace. Nose is malt, caramel, smoky, and maybe even a bit ’peatish’. Front has a molasses like sweetness, with a light to medium top, the finish is dry, nice hop bite, lightly carbonated and ’One Hell of A Good’ doppel bock. Ranks #100 on my current top 1000 beer list.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The king of dunkel doppels, malty,sweet,rich,chocolate and nice dry finish.
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours with a a nice thick head, a light tan in color, that slowly dissipates, lacing the glass as you drink. A rich brown in color, it blends a full and creamy feel with slightly sweet malt flavors and a faintly dry finish. Fantastic.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 A bitter molasses tree ramifies into prodigious licorice and caramel branches...Delectable sweet honey oozes from its burgundy trunk as some little jubilating white flowers spread a vanilla perfume...An earthy toffee excellence harbingers sweet, clinging vanilla and syrupy nut bread...Indubitable cookies holding on to fully ripe bananas...This is so rich for its size, it boggles the mind...
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can find nothing wrong with this doppelbock! A great pour, with aroma and color to please all. Who knew it had 6.7%? You can’t tell from the taste, as the maltiness covers any possible alcohol burn. Then the finsih hits right where a complex doppel should- dry but tasty.