frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color with a small white head. Aroma is bready, malty with hints of plum and brown sugar. Smooth malty with hints of caramel, brown sugar and raisin. Light hoppiness in the finish. Slight warming alcohol feel. A satisfying dopplebock.
JMerritt (1863) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange colored. Head is white and rather small. Lacing is thin and sparse. Sweet caramel malts, molasses, and brown sugar dominate the aroma. Flavor is thick, chewey caramel with a rather alcoholic finish.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange/brown body with a small offwhite head. Rich robust sweet malt, caramel, toffee aroma with some buttery diacetal notes. Malty/ bready taste with a bit of caramel sweetness. Very light bitter on the finish. Wet and refreshing palate that fades to a long lasting after taste.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid, but not outstanding German doppelbock prominently featuring the usual sweet, carmely maltiness, with bitterness and hops definitely taking a back seat; Sweetness is perhaps a bit too sugary, but that's a minor flaw; The maltiness doesn't finish well and is on the thin side, with the sugary sweetness eventually bordering on cloying; Higher alcohol content is apparent and is very warming; The abundant aroma is wonderfully malty; Color is reddish copper; Good sized off white head on the pour has good retention and leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass
alanC (36) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep copper color with an orange hue. Little head but incredible aroma! Sweet caramel malt with toasty/biscuit notes coming through. Very rich caramel maltiness yet manages a crisp finish - not overwhelmingly sweet. Fruity flavors linger on the tongue.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Man, was this a disappointment! Super chemical-fruity nose with some caramel and sharp citric whiffs. Very alcoholic when cold, when warmer, lemon and licorice flavors emerge. Smooth malt underneath with a smooth finish that I did not find cloying. But the flavor combo wasn't the best.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours lightly carbonated with a clear almost orange body and a gorgeous tapioca head that lasts long enough and leaves a web of intricate lacing. Aroma is of malt, yeast, and alcohol. Smells rich, fresh, and warm. Has a smooth malt flavor with some nice German hops in the finish. Nice mellow alcohol flavor reminiscent scotch. Overall this is a delightful beer that I could drink a lot of in a short time.
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured orange-red and still with a massive head. Strong aroma of acohol and caramel. The flavor is sugary and the mouthfeel is smooth. Rich and bodied, caramel malt is predominant.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
transparent red/orange color with a quickly vanishing white head. strong aroma of grapes and malt...very unique from what i have experienced. smooth body with very malty flavor with a hint of chocolate and carmel...fairly complex with a nice balance throughout.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red/amber color. Head quickly vanishes. Very low carbonation. Light aroma of carmel and molasses. Flavor is mostly malty. Smooth and creamy finish. Pretty damn good.