FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer as long as you drink it at room temperature and not cold. If it’s cold it becomes sort of noxious and biting, I will update this review next time I have it so I can give finer details
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 29, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bottle of this was my introduction to Doppelbocks. This brew pours a clear reddish orange. The large creamy off-white head is mostly diminishing with virtually no lacing. The malty nose is moderate consisting mostly of hay, caramel, and grain balanced by light grass, perfume, and dough with some cask wood tones. The alcoholic flavor is warm, sweet and bitter. The smooth body is somewhere in between light and medium with soft carbonation and a moderately alcoholic astringency to the finish. Not my favorite style.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This dark beer has a malty, fruitcake aroma and smells like it was made for Christmas, not the Lenten period before Easter. This is a 7.5% alcohol by volume beer that I purchased for the bargain price of $1.99 per 16 oz. bottle at the Wine Exchange in Orange, California. I rate this one 4½-stars, highly recommended.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok beer. Not my style, but not a bad concoction. But I don’t think I could drink more than one at a time.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick and malty. Quite satisfying. Not my favorite style but reasonably well done. Tons of caramunich maltiness. I had hoped the finish would be a little less sweet.
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I pulled this one off the shelf at the local HEB not knowing what to expect. We had this along with a few others and now my roomate is snoring on the couch. So, the extra alcohol is noticeable. The color of this beer is unlike any that I have ever had. Its reddish orange hue is interesting, yet the taste left a little to be desired. I guess I am not ready for beer that has a fruity taste. I think I smelled apples. Very original.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is Good Stuff better than the SA double bock and i love SA,,,,,This as One of my top 3 beers
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown color and a sweet aroma. The head comes quickly and goes just as quickly. A bit sweet on the palate as well but goes down easily. The alcohol is not as pronounced at first but comes around to get you in the end. Nice and drinkable, though not as flavorful as I expected.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish caramel color with a thin creamy beige head. Toasty coffee candy sugar aroma. Hoppy, sweet, toasty, port-like taste. Cloying mouth feel balanced with a slightly acidic finish. Good beer. Tastes more like a barley wine than other doppelbocks like Celebrator and Optimator.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first impression of this beer was fairly average - a red/golden transparent color with a fairly weak ’don’t blink you might miss it’ kind of head, but it’s warm malty character sticks to the back of your tongue and kind of forces you to appreciate it. Relatively alchoholic - as is typical of any bock - but not at all overpowering. A better than average beer that requires some patience.