cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unbelievably smooth and thick, almost candyish, for me, but not so satisfying, too much like petroleum for my tastes, and unfortunately, overpriced, but it does grow on you with each and every sip.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2006 As close as I’ve had to perfection. Is there anything wrong with this beer? Not that I can find. The head is wonderfully thick and creamy, the aroma sweet, malty, and reminiscent of molasses. The sweet taste made me want to enjoy every sip as if I had only one bottle---which I did, unfortunately. Slight bitter finish is a perfect complement to the sweetness. This would have received an even closer to perfect score if not for the slightly heavy sweetness on the palate. I’m off to buy more of this one!
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 rerate 6/20/09: Gorgeous deep ruby with an extremely tight, toffee colored foam. Aroma of malt, English toffee, caramel, rum raisin. Quite a full body with a rich, bready flavour that also screams HEATH BAR! This is a wonderful dopplebock. My favorite, probably.
Davhgbrew (752) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2002
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminded me very much of Sam Smith’s Imperial Stout just without the head retention and a little lighter. Really nice beer, but hand me a stout!
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was incredibly good. Sweet double bock, strong, and comes with a plastic ram on a string which i will now wear as a necklace. This beer got me rocked. Worth the buy.
BillKismet (3174) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Exhibits the black, amber-tinged appearance expected of a doppelbock. Rich malting apparent from the first whiff. Heavy body with exorbitantly rich malting, but great for winter. This beer is redolent of malted milk balls and is somewhat cloying at points. A fine beer, but definitely geared for consumption during the cooler months.
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.