Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Nice dark brown pour with a frothy of white head that lingered for awhile. Malt aromas dominate, some sweet and some roasted, hints of nuts throughout. Small hops hanging about as well. Big malt flavors again, but a bit more bitterness in the flavors. A woody taste accompanies the malt, leaving a sticky palate with the hops finishing the beer off.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very worthy of its rating on this site. One of the most full bodied beers Iíve ever had. Huge malty body fills the mouth. The abundance of fruity flavors was great. I had this with some home canned pears and it was awesome. I am also impressed because this has such a low alcohol compared to other top 50 beers. This shows that good beer doesnít have to be high alc (but I love high % too). World class beverage.
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark, but slight garnet color held up to the light...caramelly malty sweet aroma. flavor is sweet with a touch of vinegar sourness in the middle fading into a sweet finish...while this is certainly a very good doppelbock, i think itís a bit overrated.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very heavy and rich. The head is a wierd grayish brown color. Totally sweet. Loads of roasted malt, with a very full body. Sort of like a milder version of Samichlaus. My idea of a perfect beer, especially for the frigid months.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Certainly the finest doppelbock in all the land, awesome sweet malty aroma, full body, strong flavors but like the description says up top there it isnít too overpowering, just right, hints of chocolate in the flavors, nice tan head, awesome doppelbock
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2004 Finally,fresh bottles.Dark,dark,mahogany with a creamy,pillowy,head. Strong,rich,aromas of raisins,german malts,fruit.Silky,somewhat spritzy mouthfeel.Perfect carbonation.Fruity,sweet,toastiness in the mouth.Such a subtle hop/smokey finish.Vinous,smoke also appear in the aroma,after breathing.Dark fruit flavors and strong malt take over the mouth and some strong malt presence in the finish develops as well. For the strength and richness this go down easy as can be.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice bock nice cramy head that didnít fade away to quick.Malty aroma and taste with some hints of fruit in it,raisin for sure with a dry finish well done in my opinion
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finished off with this one, and I must say it was incredible. Medium head, and leaves a nice lace on the glass. Alcohol is apparent, but not overpowering. Very full flavor, with one coming right after another. Fairly dry finish, and also a bit malty for the style. A definite top ten.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful! So complex and rich, extremely tasty. I donít know if someone with such an undeveloped beer palate (like me) can appreciate it, but I know that its good and I will definitely get it again.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Beautiful mahoghany brown with fine, swirling light tan lacing. Complex malt aromas and flavors (lots of raisins, dates, walnuts and milk chocolate), and these complexities are accentuated by a very balanced sweetness. Some roastiness makes a showing towards the end of the sip. Excellent overall, with a finish that is somehow both dry and pleasantly sweet.