Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Five beers for a thousand - Beer #996. Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Sweet chocolate aroma & some meatyness. Loads of chocolate and sweet malt, coco remains on the tongue and at the back of the throat. Not up to the Andechser or the Weltenburger.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. Poured a light tan medium head with a caramel chocolate nose. Full bodied with dark brown color. Very sweet and malty flavor. Not very hoppy at all. The taste of alcohol was not present to me in this one and for being a doppelbock it was heavy but not overally heavy. Very smooth in the finish. I have to have this again because it was a little to complex for me to catch all the characteristics during the first time. Great beer.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown with a small head. Strong hints of chocolate, caramel and a nutty aftertaste. Finishes as well as it starts. Looks oily in the glass. This is by far the best dopplebock Iíve had to date.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (cool bottle). Poured out a dark dirt brown with a foamy tan head that lasted and laced amazingly well down the whole glass. Smelled malty and sweet. Initially sweet and malty with hints of chocolate and earthyness. Finishes dryerwith a little hopiness to even things out. Well balanced, malty-but not too sweet, just well balanced, i would like a tiny bit more hops, however ii think that would change this beerís objective in taste. Very good!
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, first off, let me say that I bought a single bottle of this, and when I got home, the goat was missing. Iím upset about this. Anyway, this is a beautiful beer. Black as night with a great thick head. Dark fruits, chocolate, and molasses in the yeasty aroma. Very well balanced flavor. Sweet malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate,. As it warms, it picks up some dark fruit flavors and the hops come out a little more. It finishes very well, a little dry, a little bitter, a little sweet and little smooth. This is a very good one. Now, if only I can find that goat ...
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, very dark, nice off white head, nice lacing, smells of bread and molasses, chocolaty, floats off the tongue and palate, leaves mouth sligtly bubbly, sweet aftertaste. well done.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You have to love the goat toy trinkets around the neck of the bottles. I should find some use for them, as my collection is growing quite large. This pours of a pitch-black color with a tall bubbly beige head that leaved sheets of lacing around the glass that stick for a while. Very full and complex aroma is rising from the glass with roasted malts, dark chocolate mixing around with a strong ripe dark fruit scent. The taste starts of with a roasted smoky flavor that is back by fruits, caramel and chocolate. Behind that is a touch of coffee and a slightly bittering finish that completes this wonderful flavor. Excellent mouth feel as this is full, creamy and smooth not too much more can be asked from a brew like this. Very good drinkability as its complex flavor and scent keep you coming back for more to discover new elements in it. Highly recommended to all and hey if you donít like it you get a neat goat for a parting gift.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2005 Dark brown body with a high, mostly lasting head. Huge concentrated aromas, like an eisbock. Woody, toasty, savory, slightly spicy... Similar flavors, notes of oak, vanilla, molasses... Beautiful creamy palate. Awesome.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a decent tan head than is gone in afew minutes. Has a yeasty malt aroma with a hint of bitter chocolate. Roasted malt taste with some caramel, smooth middle and a bitter chocolate aftertaste. Dry finish.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep brown with a beautiful beige head. Malty aroma with hints of dark fruit. Incredible malt taste with a bit of tongue-prickling carbonation. Chocolatey notes in the middle. Very nice.