SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a strong heavy drink that goes great as an after dinner drink. Quite a kick for sure.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 Tap on 6/13/02 (10 4 9 4 18): Very smooth, rich, and creamy. Great balance with a subtle roasted flavor but also sweet with some hints of apple. A great beer! - Bottle on 7/6/02: A finely laced head. A lot more spritzy and carbonated than the tap. It almost bites the tongue. Tasted chestnut, chocolate, and toffee. I was not as impressed with the bottle as I was with the tap, but this is still world class. Bottle 6/8/07 (8 3 7 4 17) A dark brown color with a brown head. Sweet molasses, wood and nuts with dark fruit and apple in the aroma. Smooth and chocolaty with a fruit finish.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was incredibly excited to try this beer. It smelled great, had a nice head on it, and it really grows on you. The first time I tried this beer, I thought that it lacked flavor. It must have been too much Bellís. It was so smooth that I didnít appreciate it at first. It has a really nice, rich aftertaste to boot.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer still rocks. Deep, dark Mohagany color. The nose is smoky with hints of prune. I really love this beer.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The reputation does not lie. This is absolutely a world classic. Very dark brown color, cappacino-like head. Roasted, sweet malty impressions and alcohol in the nose. Oily texture, robust malt backbone, roasted notes, long finish. Very bitter, reminiscent of a porter. Very nice!
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the best doppelbocks in or out of germany truly a classic a must try on draft
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2003 Dark brown-black color, creamy tan head, roasty chocolate aroma, creamy silky mouthfeel, soft on the palate. Tastes of caremel, chocolate and toffe, this is the standard for great dopplebocks, none better.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
what can I say, an excellent beer.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. I was blown away. After the initial head it was very flat but had a smooth, pleasant flavor. The alcohol was neatly masked by the incredibly complex flavors and the great mouthfeel.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a superb beer. Itís a beautiful deep red color, though with not much of a head. The aroma is a little hard for me to sense at the moment because Iím recovering from a cold and Iím still congested, but itís very good all the same. Cold, straight from the fridge, the carbonation seemed too strong and the taste a little bit too bitter, but after a few minutes, those balanced out, revealing what a magnificent brew this really is. Mmmmmmmm.