joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well made beer, strong and sweet. Wife says it is better in Germany.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting copper/amber color. Poured with very little head, some lacing. Initial tastes were full of caramel, but as it warmed, it gained a tiny bit of chocolate and a cherry-fruit flavor. Becomes a bit treacly to me towards the end, there's no way I could have more than two of these. Then the finish finally dried out. A fine doppel.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In general I'm not a fan of Bocks, but this is one of the few I like. The dark malts, alcohol and hops balance out the sweet caramel and malt flavor to make this a great dopplebock
Diablokev (145) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is of flowers and caramel, with some light spice. The appearance is a deep amber with a rusty/creamy head, and good lace. The favor is great, initially caramel, then some spice in the aftertaste. The beer is very smooth and clean. Overall a very nice beer.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light tan head - fluffy. Amber - caramal color. Surprisingly rich flavor for its color. Sweet persisting from start to finish.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great ride, very strong, thick and sweet at the onset, but with a good hard, drier undercurrent that straightens out the dark berry jamsweetness, aided by a little alcohol zest. A good one for my offcial 800.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich clean malt flavours predominate the profile of this beer, both in the aroma and on the palate. Breadiness comes through and sweetness with just enough hops to balance it.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big malty nose with hints of Spices and dried fruits. Noticeable alcohol presence for sure. Spices and tart berries prevail on the tongue. Great stuff, excellent balance.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great dark brown colour, very strong smell full of grapes! Great strong malty flavour!