I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet, sweet beer. Comes with a plastic goat. An interesting beer. If you drank some at your work party people would think you were sophisticated.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems to be a little more hype than flavor, not really my type of beer I guess.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Dark ruby body, nice tan head, sweet malty nose with chocolate notes. Big rich malty body, medium sweet, drying out in the finish. What German beer is supposed to be.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
I really didn’t like this beer.
chrisvonsimson99 (8) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent flavour and body but my bottle was overwhelmingly carbonated.
jmusial99 (27) - USA - FEB 10, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has a pleasing earthy tone... It has avery natural aroma bleeding of coffee and almond? I get a hint of almond out of this one... The thick frothy head was also pleasant and reminded me of a dark creamy ale. This is a near perfcect brew.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - FEB 3, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At last my local store got some of this in!!! Worth the wait even if not worth the price($18 a 6er). Flavors of coffee, plums, and dirt. Very good beer, but at that price, I will stick with Optimator which is only $2 a pint.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Very malty, with little hint of hops. Slight hints of smoke, molasses, with a sweet finish. Check out description left by ecrvich. He pretty much hits it right on the head.
joelumbumbard99 (12) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had my first one of these in Germany in 1981 while stationed there in the Army. Picked up a 6 pack about 5 years ago and enjoyed them over the holidays. Can’t wait to try this great beer once again. Really is a treat if you like Bock style beers. Ayinger brewery makes some other fine products. Try the Mai (May) Bock if you like Bock styles or the Pils if you are into lighter fare.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very rich and malty brew. Terrific head and outstanding color. Caramel flavor is balanced well with chocolate and hops bitterness. Very smooth. My only complaint is when it was gone.