Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark brew, nice presentation. Aroma is blackberry and roasty. Flavor is a distinctive coffee/toffee/berry. Dense palate with trailing bitter. Pricey, but a must-try.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mahogany color with creamy tan head - my girlfriend said it looks like root beer. Great aroma, malt, chocolate, fruit. Flavor mimics the aroma, initial sweetness followed by a bitter aftertaste. Amazing mouthfeel, so smooth. This is far and away the best beer I have had.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 Man this beer is just great! I taste molasses, nuts, malt, and a tinge of alcoholic bite, as it should with 6.7%. This is my favorite beer to just sit back and drink.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It took me a while to stop playing with the plastic ram and drink the beer, but when I did, it was not a disapointment. Has a light fruity sweetness with a smokey character. And most importantly, this is the only beer that comes with a free toy.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Great complex flavor, beautiful head, nice aroma. Very good.
Panzuriel (1292) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full strong flavor, very comples taste. A little like oak. This is not your ordinary beer.
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark look with a good sized head. Has a strong aroma of roasted almonds and toffee. Dry and sweet.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark ruby reddish-brown in color. Dark roasted malts, coffee, caramel, toffee notes. This is a full bodied dopplebock with a smooth mouthfeel. Starts sweet but finishes dry and somewhat bitter. This is a tasty dopplebock.
gargoyle32 (8) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is smoky. Dark in color with a thick rich head. Great flavor, very malty with a hint of chocolate. One of the best doppelbocks out there.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Meaty, chewy, buttery. Darker appearance than any other doppelbock i’ve seen. It’s a lot like drinking a stout. While I think this is a good beer, I kept thinking I was drinking a stout and not a doppelbock. I was expecting more out of this beer. A very overrated beer IMO.