heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a very dark borwn body and a light yellow colored thin head. The aroma is maple, honey and sweetened oatmeal. The taste is brown sugar with lots of malts. The finish is like oak and a good bourbon. I also get an aftertaste like I ate a bar of chocolate, bit no real chocolate flavors??!! This is slightly more hoppy than most other dopplebocks I have had. Different.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours murky caramel, small fizzly off-white head, good carbonation, with spotty lacing.   Malt, moss, and cereal like grains on the nose.   On the front I get a slighly warming alcoholic hoppiness, followed by a smooth malty toffeeish finish.   Mouthfeel and body are very good, robust and smooth.   Quite enjoyable.   Thanks goes out to DavidP for the trade!
DocLock (9365) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours turbid brown with a good off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, peat, and prunes. Tastes very malty, very fruity, with a crisp smooth finish. Good complexity and mouthfeel.
walleye (1091) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured reddish brown little head some lacing. aroma choc. malts,fruits and coffee. flavor hints of berry (blueberry?) , choc. and molasses.like the finish the berry flavor was nice, good beer
Sammy (10681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wine dark colour, aroma and taste. Somewhat like a lighter version of a barleywine. Fruit, fig, cherry. A best of class. Bit of aggressive hop carbonation feel which worked to clean palate.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a rich brown-red with a tan head, and clear. Nose is of malt, but I also pick up hints of butterscotch and alcohol, and maybe a little fruitiness, like strawberry. Malty flavor, with a touch of hops, and a strawberry flavor again, and a little butteryness. Sticky and big. The diacytle level is too high in this brew to make it anything more than average, and if I am detecting it, there is definitely a problem...
YogiBeera (2558) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy light brown, average head. Nice amber-orange color. Cookie and caramel nose. Average banana and plumt taste. Toasted. Oily texture, medium body with a metallic finish. Nice
pivo (2651) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramelly sweet nose with some chocolate tones in the background. Murky ruddy brown color and foamy tan head. Creamy syrupy malt base - maple syrup? Touch of toffee late in the profile. Thick and sweet - a little too much so and untrue to style. Heavier than other doppelbocks, but in the end a quality brew for sure.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a medium off-white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is nutty with an alcoholic apple fruitiness as well. Flavor is nice and malty with the sour apple flavor and some light bitterness. Body is full and rich. Good beer here.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small fizzy off-white head, clings to the side of the snifter. Clear reddish mahogany. Hmm... A bock aroma. Nutty berries. Good, but a bit light. Excellent flavor. Pretty good blend of sour and sweet... maybe cherry and grapes, with a touch of nutty coffee and a very sweet finish. It has a thick body, but it isn't syrupy. Good!