UNCCTF (513) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured a dark, dark brown with very little head. Flavor is slightly bitter with a somewhat warming aftertaste. This is good, but I have to say I think this is a little bit overrated.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured into snifter, it gave generous head which slowly ceased as the drink went on...looks coal black on the table, blood red when held to the light, some lace, lightly carbonated. A massive Munich malt-type nose, a bit of darker roasty or chocolate in the background. Full bodied brew that drinks like velvet. Flavor is full of melanoidins...carmelized malt. It lingers and lingers a bit more. If there are hops in here, I can’t find them beneath the mountains of malt. Rich beer, extravegant on the malt. A lager I can love.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 After many, many tastings and ratings of this here brew. My score will remain the same. This is the beer that , well, started me drinking something other than BMC. However, I find it much less tastey then on tap.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is A great beer, I give it to friends at work, when they help me out! It has a high alc content, but drinks very smoothly, Dark, rick flavor, but not overpowering, very nice on the palate, one of my favorite beers!
thegreenrooster (3640) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like oil, deep and black. Aroma is like espresso. Flavor is a coffee,toffee and chocolate mix. Very nice and probably one of the best of its kind.
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep ruby red with a very thick tan head that left beautiful lacing all the way down the glass. Rich and full aroma, mainly sweet malts with a slight soapy floral hint underneath. Roasted malt flavor at the start that goes sweet in the middle and gives way to a nice roasted/bitter coffee finish. Hops abounded throughout the entire body. The head was wonderfully creamy and silky and combined wonderfully with the body. [[200th Rating]]
sethdude (705) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nearly black reddish/brown color, great head that thins out and leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, and chocolate, with a faint hop spice. Flavor is very malty initially, almost a burned malt character, followed by a very sweet middle, then a nice, long bitter finish. Grassy hops finish the long flavor, and what an interesting ride this was! Very good. Much better than Salvator.
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2005 Delicious. Dark dark brown with a hint of red in the color. Head is a very smooth creamy white. Aroma is huge. Smells like smoked and salted meat . Sweet and Complex flavor. Smokey, huge malt, some sourness, some saltyness. Rich and super smooth. with no lasting after taste. A little sweetness. Amazingly easy to drink and immensely enjoyable. This is world class.
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very pretty beer, with big head and heavy lacing. Clear deep mahogony pour. Aroma has lots of malt, roasted coffee and a slight toffee twinge. The Palate was thick and smooth. Little to no hops present. Strong initial taste with all the sweet roasty malts yet a weak burnt finish. Nice alcohol present to help carry the sweetness of the malts through the tounge. This one improves as it warms. Great amongst the doppelbocks, I’m just not a doppelbock kind of gal.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm ... great good stuff. I do like those double bocks. Agree with the 3.8+ ratings on texture, taste and nose. For some reason I think I just prefer Salvator by a short hair.