ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This may be one of the most... celebrated double bocks around, but I found it to be too much like rewarmed ham and sweet potatoes to be one of my favorite beers. Maybe it was a little old.
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Very sweet aroma. Malts and hard candy. Really nice, also very unique. I can’t explain it but it has a feel to it that German beers tend to have. Light roasty flavor. Really rich toasted malts. Suprisingly not that sweet. Perfect balance. This stuff has such a great taste to it. The mouthfeel is tremendous. Creamy and full. Simply excellent beer. The best that I’ve had of German offerings.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Pours a deep dark brown, more Porter brown than Ale brown in IMO. Aroma is outstanding, filling the nose with roast and fruits and chocolates.
First tast is smooth and gental, no harsh bitterness, in fact the bitterness only serves to clean the pallatte for the subtle flavors to follow. This is a start that you can drink all night long and not tire of.
It only getts better from there, with a deep creamy, roast finish. No hint of alcohol, just deep flavors one on top of another.
This is a beer that I will return to again and again.
Two thumbs up here. Find it if you haven't, you deserve to try this beer.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, almost black color. Tan, creamy head. Outstanding aroma of chocolate and coffee and more. The taste is rich and rewarding and a symphony of flavors. The finish tells you that this was an exceptional beer to remember.
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice ruby brown color, smells of Dark bread malty aroma. great long lasting flavor. Impressive.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 slightly transparent brown color with medium head. smells of soy sauce, chocolate and toffee. tastes smokey with hints of toffee and chocolate. Slightly thin.
still smells of soy sauce. salty, bittersweet, like a cold november rain. very thick this time. felt like i had a mouthful of saltine crackers. huge head. very chocolatey and coffelike
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just great! I had this at a tasting with some friends the other week but it was near the end and in all fairness I needed to revisit. Beautiful dark brown with a large head that settled in short time leaving nice lacing around the glass. Aroma was malty with a mild smokeyness and overtones of sweet dark fruits. Flavor is rich, bold, and complex. Malt, prune, sweetness to start with the slightest bite of hops and smoke flavor on the finish. A little alchol is present and it blends in prefectly. The mouthfeel, near perfect, creamy and silky smooth. I will enjoy this again in the near future.
MaBeer1972 (1409) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is impressive! Dark and malty. Almost like a stout. Very smooth, with balanced sweetness going down. Somewhat smoky too. I like this.
JK (4860) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was disappointed in the aroma of malt. Good appearance. very dark brown with a small head. Flavors of malt, sugar, port, coffee, fruit, and a little smoke. Rich.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this beer before and had great expectations to enjoy another great beer. It had a nice aroma great color and head retention. The flavor had a good malt up front but it finshed with a slight cardboard flavor in the finish. This must have been an older beer that wasn't stored properly. The slight oxidation distracted from what I know is a great beer. I'll need to try this again.