khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The nose is banana nut bread with raisins. Hops is not overpowering. This is an incredibly smooth beer. Fairly dry finish with the faintest hint of smoke. It seems simple at first sip, but as it warms it gains complexity. This is the standard setter.
bugbbq99 (19) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For some reason, I was expecting more. Great doppelbock, but seemed to be lacking something.
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 love the smell and taste...its a good sweet taste....I like it..
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, with decent looking white head (average size but it was thick, after all remember that this is doppelbock). Sweet, slightly roasted malt went well with subtle bitterness. Although it was very nice brew it did not shocked me with any UBER qualities. Drinkable.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m getting a little teary as I drink this because I remember the days when I could buy it for $1.85CAN, but those days are long gone. pours dark brown with a big beige head. big aroma of molasses and roasty malt. very nice smooth and syrupy mouthfeel. flavours of toffee, currant, burnt marshmallow, wood, slight smokiness. very complex. beautiful. thanks again, indra.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best doppelbock I’ve had yet. Full of flavors and aroma. I find something new in every bottle. There’s a slight bitter molassas taste as well that doesn’t appeal to me that well, but is barely noticable. I am a stout man after all. Oh yeah, I love the goat! Have it on my keychain.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Nice dark brown pour with a frothy of white head that lingered for awhile. Malt aromas dominate, some sweet and some roasted, hints of nuts throughout. Small hops hanging about as well. Big malt flavors again, but a bit more bitterness in the flavors. A woody taste accompanies the malt, leaving a sticky palate with the hops finishing the beer off.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very worthy of its rating on this site. One of the most full bodied beers I’ve ever had. Huge malty body fills the mouth. The abundance of fruity flavors was great. I had this with some home canned pears and it was awesome. I am also impressed because this has such a low alcohol compared to other top 50 beers. This shows that good beer doesn’t have to be high alc (but I love high % too). World class beverage.
igneous1 (1520) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark, but slight garnet color held up to the light...caramelly malty sweet aroma. flavor is sweet with a touch of vinegar sourness in the middle fading into a sweet finish...while this is certainly a very good doppelbock, i think it’s a bit overrated.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very heavy and rich. The head is a wierd grayish brown color. Totally sweet. Loads of roasted malt, with a very full body. Sort of like a milder version of Samichlaus. My idea of a perfect beer, especially for the frigid months.