Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark with a thick tan colored head that mostly receded but left some on top. Nose of brown sugar and butter warming in a skillet, with hints of alcohol. Medium bodied, with sweet salty caramel flavors that melt in your mouth, very smooth. Bittersweet finish. Sip while contemplating the work of art bottle and it's little bock angel.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got in a trade with a friend. It was well worth the two bottles of old horizontal I traded her. The intial smell was amazing. Huge maltly accents with all sorts of different parts, from choclates and coffees to fruits like raisons and plums. Definitely a smoky flavor as the description claims. I really enjoyed this beer.
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thin head, but some bubbling to keep your interest on the deep, dark liquid. A bready, malty aroma. Bit this just doesn't live up to the fantastic image on the bottle. Luckily its flavor and aroma do not conjure up thoughts of horny goats rubbing my brew, it is in fact quite mild, a little licorice present. It is smooth, you could drink a lot of it and get really messed up quickly if you didn't watch yourself, but I do prefer bolder flavors in my Doppels. Plastic Goat Bonus Points Awarded!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 I've sampled this one numerous times. It used to leave me feeling "underwhelmed". The flavors are subtle and tend to come together very late... near the last sip. Strong cola elements have also interfered with my ability to completely fall in love with this beer. However, after repeated samples and finally finding the temperature that works best with it, I'm growing increasingly fond of this complex but subtle and delicate brew.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One hell of a double bock. Full-bodied, dark brown, malty with excellent aroma and flavor. Hints of chocolate, carmel, and molasses with a toasted flavor in there somewhere.
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 Pure heaven! Dark brown, nice tan head. Aroma is malt, toffee. Toasty, full bodied.. molasses, malty. I'm in love.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh wow this is good. Creamy with a bite. Full-bodied and complex. Toasty with molasses and a bitter finish. This is a great beer.
CEZ (403) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown body, great beige head. Caramel, smoked, molasses aroma. But the best part is the taste, rich in toasted malt and toffee, but yet smooth and balanced. Medium/full body. Persistent, delicious bitter finish.
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent brew,a bit strong though. Malty and flavorful. Kinda hard to find.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
malty and flavorful, but im not a bock man.. was not aware of the high ranking of this beer until after purchase... i dont feel it should be a top ranked beer or top dopplebock