vanvenlo (1470) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18 June 2004 - Lovely Fruit malty sweet aroma, lacing on the poor side, but head retention is a little better, red brown clear, but maybe it could be by beer. Smooth hoppy drinkable fruity brew with nice spices and finshes dry with a lingering hop. ver drinkable.
Lunkie (1581) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark Red clear colour with good head malt hop aroma. strong malt spiritus flavour with smooth finish. Could drink this one all night!
cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The defining modern example of the dopplebock style. There is simply none better in the world today.
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a two-finger head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Deep, clear amber color. Low carbonation. Nose is malty. Medium bodied. Starts sweet, very smooth, the high ABV is not noticable. $1.90 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
jtw (1144) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very caramelly and malty. although i was in a rather significant state of intoxication at the point of tasting, it was still pretty tasty stuff. very syrupy but still a tad thin. masks the 7.5% well.
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber with an off white head. Malty, fruity aroma. Tastes like caramel and plumbs; malty. A thin beer that finishes dry.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one’s underrated. Actually reminds me of a more interesting Bass ale. Terrific mouthfeel and strong malt backbone, with a little fruitiness in there - but we’re not talking about the Richard Simmons type.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this. Very solid body, good malt taste. Little aroma, but long lasting head. Great malty balance in taste. Well done.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown. Thick body. Lots of malt flavor, darker fruit, can’t put my taste buds on it, though it is not raisiny.
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale doppel, it’s a dark tan, not really very clear. Good head. Almost prune aroma and flavor dominates with a sweet caramel backup. It’s not too heavy but packs a definate punch.