Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer. Im not a double bock fan though. It started off great, but by the end of the beer I wanted it to be over. Interesting raspberry like taste. Nice color.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, clear rust-colored, with two fingers of ruddy foam. Good aroma of amber malt, hops & alcohol. Sweet barleywine flavor, highly bitter, tart and slightly cupric. Solid palate, bitter finish. A tough contender for $6.99/6. Not for the candy-assed.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 Crystal clear deep copper atop a decent head. Hearty aroma of alcohol, caramel and touch of perfumey hops. Beef, prunes, molasses, cocoa, strawberries, and caramel abound the senses. Warming alcohol effect with pleasant malt sweetness to boot. Lingering vanilla sweetness in the aftertaste. A perfect beer after dinner. Very sticky mouthfeel. At $5.49 per six pack, this is a nice bargain.
Norton (327) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2003 This is hands down the best Sam Adams has to offer. Near perfection in a semi-mass-produced beer. Just the right balance of everything. Dark yet drinkable. A must try!!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 Two year old bottle: Still is pretty good, aroma is sweeter, deeper more dark fruit taste. Old rating: Sweet and chewy. A classic SA brew. Sweet and chewy with a good nose. The extra alcohol is only noticeable after you've had a few.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pretty good job by SA - not as good as some others, but fits the style just fine.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2001
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Way too cloying. Certain styles should not be attempted by lying breweries. ;)
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pretty good Doppelbock, but does not stack up next to Storyteller Double Bock brewed by Oak Pond Brewing Company.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 Dark ruby in color, decent bubbly head, undertones of caramel in the aroma, sweet flavors & aftertaste
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - SEP 11, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally an American attempt at a double bock worth drinking. Brown with a great thick head. Full and malty, with a slight bitter finish.