LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown amber color. complex aroma and taste. malts, almost guinness flavor, pretty smooth, a little light consistancy great flavors
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark caramel color. Sweet malty aroma. What a sweet malty morsel this is. Has a little bit of a bite to it, still somewhat tasty. Vaguely balanced, has some underlining spice character. Worth trying.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dak dark amber color with awsome thick foamy head that lasts!.
sweet roasty spicy tast ..good good!!maybe like a watered down IRS??this was good.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear dark brown body, wisps of white foam on top. The aroma has a touch of chocolate bitterness and licorice, it’s acually quite faint. Face-twisting sweetness: marshmallow fluff, molasses, and rasin. Way too sweet for me.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber/brown color, with barely much head. Good hopped aroma, spiced. Flavor was great all the wa through. Good roasted caramel. Not too many characteristics like a doppelbock. Awesome beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with thick light tan head. Aroma of smoke. Huge caramel taste thats not balanced at all. Tastes like one of those caramel squares and candy corn. Very malty also. Way sweet but somehow also drinkable because of the carbonation. Good after dinner beer.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Coloring. No Head. Complex Aroma. Malty, little sweet. Smooth. Worth Trying...
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear tarnished brown color, about an inch high head of dark ivory fluff grows up substantially fading down after a bit to a solid skim and the lacing in moth-holed sheets. Aroma is of roasty sweet malts, a good load of em with dark toffee, bready richness mixed in, also noted is a metallic tingeyness blending with a wet hoppy spice and some warmth of alcohol. Taste has a whole bunch of malty sweetening with a small roasty edge, some small fruity senses, a bit of darkly hopped spice underneath. Feel is malty full yet yielding with some empty areas where some of the hoppy spice fills in some parts, roasty things in others. Fairly carbonated with a bit of grab, somewhat smooth, could be smoother, slicker, bolder, and creamier to the feel; oh that would clinch it for sure. A fine example of a doppel and a pretty good drinker as well.
Earlier Rating: 7/15/2003 Total Score: 4.4
Wow, what a head on this baby, over three inches high after a vigorous pour into the glass. Color is a deep amber and the mile high head was a frothy tannish, light brown. Looked scrumptous, I couldn't wait to drink this. Smells of roasty malt and fresh, sweet bread, a bit faint spice note. Taste of this is pretty good, sweet roastyness, fresh and smooth, very full-bodied feel that has a light chewyness and finishes slightly dry with a hint of spice. Very nice indeed. The head had a life on its own for the first few minutes and the taste and feel is darn right perfect. I thought Italy was known for its wine, but this beer changed my mind about that cultural fact.
SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little head to this deep amber Doppelbock. Wonderfully complex aroma. Malt, toast, caramel, alcohol all play in the aroma. Smooth alcohol flavor with a nice nuttiness to it. I could drink another one of these.
Lunkie (1532) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy malt aroma with dark chocolate colour and no head. Long bitter malt flavour with smooth palate.