DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Draught House in Austin. Medium head with amber color. Malty aroma. Medium to full body. Malt and caramel flavors with alcohol apparent. Some honey flavor, too. Slightly bitter aftertaste that keeps it from being cloying. Nice to drink on a cold winter’s night!!
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber. Dominant sweet malts. Some yeast comes through as a bready aspect. As the weather turns chilly, it warms the belly nicely.
JonMoore (2033) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice amber colour with a creamy, off-white head. aroma is caramel, malt and raisins. Taste is caramel, raisins and brown sugar. Full bodied, nicely sweet. A very good doppelbock.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber with a thick but short lived tan head. Aromas of caramel ,malts, rasins and wood. Nice hints of caramel, raisins, kinda sweet but not overly so, mild alcohol burn. A good fall drink.
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a dark brownish/red color with a moderate head. The aroma is excellent with some caramel, grapes, oak, brown sugar, and alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet with a nice punch of toffee, sour apples, molasses, and raisins. The mouthfeel is quite thick and syrupy. Some alcohol does show through with this beer. This one would certainly be a good one for a cold night. I can feel it, ooooh yeah!
jgentgesdo (683) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a rapidly diminishing creamy tan head. Nose is malty and nutty. The flavor is complicated... malt, pecan nuts, dried apricots, coffee, baked apples all make an appearance. Sweet. The high alcohol content is apparent in the way the mildly smoky finish rushes towards you. A good dessert beer.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured light brown with some reddish hues, a little lighter than I would like, with a large light-brown head. Aroma is rich and malty. Taste is malty and sweet while not overly sweet, with little bitterness or smokiness. A smooth, very drinkable doppelbock. Not the best I’ve had, but agreeable.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This must be one of the best looking beers I ever had. Nice reddish colour with fine off white head. Aroma is malty with lots of bread and some alcohol, it smells strong. Flavor is malty with hints of leather. Some alcohol in the finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey caramel nose, with slight overtones of wood. Orange/rust color with rocky head. Substantial mouthfeel, with an acidic aftertaste. Caramel and slightly metallic flavor but very smooth, sweet and rich.
Liberty (52) - Stompwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this beer on the Bockbeer festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on draft. Nice amber colour with a good head. Some smell of Citrus fruit. A nice flavour, you can clearly taste the alcohol in this beer, but nevertheless it is a fresh and easy drinkable beer with a nice sweetness. A good quality beer which I can recommend.