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 (7482) - 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 (1065) - 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.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Thick and velvety and creamy, more sweet malts than roasted malts. long finish. just fantastic. and even better on draft. Although I'm not as enamoured with this beer as I was in the beginning, it's still a solid choice and one of the best of it's style.
Toiletduck (20) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 30, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Leaves me utterly complacent. Few other beers can do this. Awesome brew!
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you to everyone on this site who recommended this beer. I had it last night and it was wonderful!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge tan head, dark brown color w/ a very complex, rich, roasted taste, yet a clean finish.
I haven’t been too impressed w/ the other doppleboack’s I’ve tried; however, I can understand why this one is world class. The more I drank it, the more subtle flavors I tasted. Great beer! It should be on everyone’s ’Must try’ list
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Probably THE best beer Ive had thus far in my life.
The flavor receives my only 10 rating thus far, and for damn good reason. The aroma makes me want to just walk around sniffing dopple for days, and the appearance is godlike.
Tie up the children and boil me a pig, everybody, Im on my way to becoming a full blown alcoholic.