Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A reddish-orange doppelbock that sits under a foamy, tan head. Sweet, earthy, malty aroma with notes of toffee and dark sugars. Medium body with a smooth, creamy, moderately syrupy mouthfeel. Rich caramel flavour, with some rye bread-like maltiness present, as well. A woody, earthy bitterness ushers in the dry finish, leaving a lingering, semi-sweet aftertaste. Although this has probably undergone some changes over the past few years, it is still very satisfying.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown colour with excelent head and lace. Huge sweet caramel and malt aroma. This is thick, sweet and absolutely delicious. Malt is king over hops here. Very much my kind of beer.
vanvenlo (1538) - 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 (1640) - 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 (2490) - 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 (1148) - 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.