Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Bottle-If you get this stuff fresh, its probably the best malt-based beer out there! Super Sweet aroma-spice, banana, brown sugar, chocolate. Deep brown with small carbonation, looks like a nirto pull. Lots of malt in the flavor-chocolate, carmel and dark malts comprise a very complex profile. Finish is somewhat dry with some coffee notes-very sweet!
Very deep and dark malty chocolate finish. Good aftertaste that makes you want more.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Deep dark ruby hue. Frothy beige head. Aromas of fruitcake, bready, raisons, plum, molasses, very earthy. My goodness...what a complex palate. Starts off nice and sweet, earthy, dark carmelized fruit. Velvet smoothness is incredible. Hops are there in the finish, as well as a strong smokey character. This is the bomb double bock, the best of show no doubt.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a deep chocolate/coffee finish. Very tasty and comes with a nice raM toy for the kids
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 Has a dark ruby colour, with a good head. The aroma is magnificent. Never smelled something as good. Coffee, fruits (plums), spices, alcahol, it"s all there. The flavour is not as great but still it"s way beoynd most other beers. Again some coffee/caramel, fruits (apples) and spices. Very wellbalanced beer. In the aftertaste there is a pleasant smoothe bitterness. Absolute a great beer.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate coffee arome.Nice dark tan head.Soft dry malt chocolate flavour.Mild,warm, Bitter chocolate finish.The white goat earned the right to be attached to my keychain.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wouldn’t call this my absolute favorite, but its quality is unmistakeable. Attractive appearance with an interesting cascade-type effect. Aroma is smokey, chocolatey, molassas, vinous; in the tasting there is plenty going on, but the bitterness shows out without excessive sweetness. Well balanced. Went a bit flat for me, but I didn’t want to drink it any faster than I did. A beer to appreciate.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully complex, the bitter hoppy notes mix perfectly with the malty goodness. Fruits like plums and berries are somewhere in the background.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 Delicious! It reminded me of drinking a chocolate cream pie; it had a great creamy mouthful with a sweet (but not overly so) flavor.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great head, roasty aroma. Good flavor. Tastes
a little flat and doesn’t quite have the body
that I expected. Not as good as Tucher doppelbock,
and frankly, I don’t see why it is rated so highly.