Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and rich... and smooooooooth. Caramelly and rich, yet smooth and balanced... excellent brew.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tad too sweet, says I. It's a shame, because everything else about this is highly awesome.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 Thanks to slikwily for this trade! Reddish brown. Rotten aple arom, but in a good way (really!). Some apples flavors come through in the flavor, as well. Malty sweet up front. a little alcohol in the finish. Very full bodied.
jonas (5593) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and berry nose.
Cloudy brown, creamy head.
Sweet caramel flavor with slightly artificial
tasting berries. Surprisingly light body, hides strength well.
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep garnet color with small head and low carbonation. crisp, caramel, and alcoholic aroma. super-malty and very smooth body, finishes with a hint of bitterness and there's an alcoholic aftertaste. i enjoyed this one.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: bright, rich, reddish color, a tint not too far from auburn, but clings closer to a rubyish hue, as well/ Head is disappointingly small, brief, but stands as a toasted tan while it lasts.
Aroma: big, fat, maltiness, earthy, and fruity, plenty of plum and grape in here, with a deep, woody feel, as well as distincitve toffee and caramel tones. Taste: floods the mouth with sweet, rich malty delights. Very slim hop content, just a barest buzz, but the flavor is so consumed by this warm, toasty, tastiness, there's not a thing that seems to be amiss. Body is full, to say the least, finish is long, slowly diminishing, sweet and substantial. The yeast is what really trumps this one, for it adds so much dimension to the mouthfeel.
A damned fine doppelbock, one of my favorites, for sure.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany color, small head, great lacing. The aroma is thick and sweet caramel malt. Taste is malt, caramel with some fruitiness. Full bodied with a lingering malty finish.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle. Hazy dark reddish brown, tan head around the edge. Very smooth going down with a round mouthfeel. Gets somewhat fruity sweet, in a good way.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From batch 6148. It is a hazy brownish-orange, haze caused by the yeast in suspension. The aroma is quite intense, I say this because I really didn't need to get close to the beer to smell the strong malt aroma. As I took a closer sniff, a bit of a yeast smell mixes with the malty aroma initially noticed. It has a big, thick feel in the month. There are noticeable raisin tones and some carmel. No real noticeable hop flavor.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, batch 6148. Very cloudy deep amber with a medium diminishing off white head. Intense, sweet aroma of caramel, red apple, plum, orange and raisin. Medium thick oily body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Sticky sweet flavor of cherry, red apple, caramel, molasses, and ginger with hints of cookie dough and citrus. Slightly astringent. Heavy, sweet and chewy, it would be hard to drink more than one. Very good.