JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 Very delightful, A nice but not overly sweet nose the mouthfeel is a perfect silky feel, sweet but not too much just enough, I just tried my first one and it’s definitly a keeper.
kaaskop99 (16) - escondido, California, USA - OCT 15, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the finest doppels i have tasted
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 Um, yeh. Totally amazing double bock, with rich tar, toffee and fruit aroma, which is followed by a similar flavor, but much (and happily) reduced for a very tight complexity. I think this one points up just how flabby Spaten's is.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2002
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Boy some people have sent me messages about my rating in comparison to the Spaten. I DO NOT LIKE THIS BEER, but I do like the Spaten, sorry if you have trouble believing this.
For what it is I am sure it is great, but I do not like this beer. I tried it at a free taste testing and boy am I glad. It is heavy in the soy sause. I get the willies just thinking about it. Overall, not good for me...
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Molasses nose. Small spindly head doesn’t last long. The lace creeps back down into the opaque black ruby color of this delicious brew. Smoky fruitiness, plums? on the finish.
notalush (4765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 This is everything that a beer should be. Full flavored, smooth, rich, etc. etc. It’s pretty much everything that it’s hyped up to be. My only complaint is the hefty price tag, at 17 dollars a six pack before tax a deposit, this is most certainly a "special occassion" beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It smells like molasses -very dark and very tasty!
tourette (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is certainly a complex and great beer. I didn’t enjoy it as much as many others though. There was an odd taste that I didn’t particularly enjoy. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Overall, it was very good, but I have high expectations for a $3.00 hyped bottle.
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If the smell and apperance alone made up the beer’s rating this would be a 5. This however still gets REAL high marks. Excellent beer. Malty, nice not too strong alcohol taste. A strange mixture of sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Very rich though. If you want to get drunk, look elsewhere. If you want an amazing beer. Here ya go.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 27, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20