LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 WOW!This Beer poured a nice dark color with a thin disappearing head.Fantastic malt/caramel aroma.I was hooked on my first sip.Fantastic complex malt flavor.This is my new favorite beer.Awsome
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, like the darkest amber but not quite brown. Handsome however slightly thin head. Beautiful aroma is where this bock really starts to shine...roasted malt and subtle hops, caramel, butter, alcohol. Layered, but smoothly transitioned complexities of malt and hops. Fruit and smoke on finish, like BBQ bananas. If this was less pricey it would be ultimate everyday beer.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good commercial Doppelbock. Rich malty and complex, you won't get it any better unless you brew it yourself. Worthy of all the positive statements others have made.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Get some malty caramel with some raisin? in the nose. Pours with a big head. Taste finishes with some malty roast bitterness
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark brown with tan head. Flavors of coffee and chocolate just dance in your mouth.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma of fruit and English malts and a nice smokeyness. The appearance is nice dark brown with large tan head. The flavor is sweet at first with a smokey malty finish - seems a bit off, maybe an old bottle? Not a huge fan of this one, but then again I'm not a huge fan of anything remotely related to English malts or a brown ale. One night of intense tasting and I'd had enough of them...
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The smell is of fruits and english malt... which I have developed a personal distaste for following a brown ale tasting... The flavor is somewhat malt, and a bit acidic acctually, perhaps I opened a bad bottle.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2005 A Christmas gift from my secret Santa. Smells like dates, ruby in color, dark chocolate and alcohol flavor (which are both good for me)--very fine pour indeed, great for wasseling.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black, with a thick tan head. Aroma is of wild berries, earth, nuts, brown sugar, and caramel. It's sweet and almost like a good port. The finish is a bit dry and it has a nice lingering aftertaste. A really good brew.
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.