aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark beer. In fact if you just saw it sitting in the glass youíd probably mistake it for a porter as light only gets through around the edges (when it does, it gives a nice red wine color). The head is a thick, lumpy foam thatís a medium tan color. Unfortunately, mine seemed a bit skunky, but I could pick up some good malt aromas with the slightest hint of hops. The aroma was big, but not as big as the appearance would suggest. Caramel, bitterness from the dark-colored malts and some fruitiness I canít place my finger on. This was all followed up by a bit of grassy hops. I also picked up a little black pepper, but it was faint enough, Iím not sure if I was just tasting things.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 I got this one after viewing the top 20 and found this at my local liquor store. When poured into a glass, the darkness is reminiscent of a good porter, the off white head lasts for quite some time as well. The taste is smooth and sweet with no overbearing alcohol flavor. Nice and creamy.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark brown with ruby edges.Tan foamy head. Plums, carmel, alcohol, toffee in nose and flavor. Better as it warms. A bit over carbonated, I recommend a hard pour. Quite a treat.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
After hearing my roomate rave about this beer, I stole some of his. My goodness. Iíve yet to seek out my own bottle, but I think thatís just because Iím afraid it will break my bank. It got the perfect blend of malts/sweets/hops. It left my tounge yearning for more. Simply the best beer I think Iíve ever had.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Okay, I am a fan of dark beers and I have to agree with alot of other people that this is the best doppelbock out there. It has a wonderful dark color and lovely aroma to it. The body is great and the taste is wonderful
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, thick and chewy! OK, not REALLY chewy, but somehow it seems chewy. Or maybe thatís because I was watching Star Wars while drinking it. It really is a wonderfully dark and tasty beer.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very good beer but a little thicker than i expected.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 Rerate 1/30/03: I always ask myself: What is the perfect beer? At the end of the day, it really isn't the best tasting beer or the best looking beer, it is a beer that I would not change anything about if I had my way. After trying this beer on draught in a Celebrator glass at the Refectory here in Columbus, I realize I have found the perfect beer. My first perfect score. 5/29/02 (4.8) This beer is about as close to perfect as possible for me. Unbelievably easy to drink, with a light smooth malty flavor that was not too sweet. Balanced perfectly by the alcohol ratio. Just a whisper of chocolate in the aroma and flavor as well. Very dark with a medium thick beige head that diminished rather quickly, but who cares, because it was between me and this amazing beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 OK, I'm a novice (it's a dopple-what?), so the words I have to describe this beer are seriously lacking. But, this is an absolutely great beer. I had no idea what to expect, but I certainly expected something heavier. This is light and almost sparkly in the mouth. It is tremendous. All of the flavors I read about came through clearly, particularly some sort of tangy berriness.
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good strong brew. Thick...like motor oil. But it will screw u up