beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color, medium head. Nicely malty, medium hopped. Slightly roasted malts, good flavor. Full taste, smooth flavor. Mostly malts in this beer. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bitter, some spiciness.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious dark brew. Donít drink it with a meal, this takes up a bit of room in the belly. Also adds a bit of fire in there.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2003 This has to be the best Samuel Adams beer that I have had. A great hearty, dark brew that can fill you up... Re-rate 3/12/2003: Well I guess it has been a while since I last had this and I had forgot what it tasted like. Anyway let me do this properly... Has a nice red/amber color with little carbonation and a sweet/alcohol smell. Taste is sweet malted and finishes slightly bitter/alcohol. Overall I still like this beer very much, but it is not all I remember it was. And so a slightly lower score...
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
good. full. tasted great and very satisfying espesially in the cold weather. knocks u on ur ass too.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice dark beer for the winter. A nice malty aroma topps a dark but not quite opaque glass with a nice foam. Roasted grain flavor coupled with a smooth and less than thick feeling liquid finish crisply and cleanly. Contrary to all of this, I do tire of these beers quickly. A twelve pack is more than enough to get me through the winter.
cckevin (37) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the Oktoberfest offering from Sam Adams better, but this isnít too bad either. Do I taste nutmeg in there?
Nice color, and good cling from the head.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What can I say, iím a winter guy and this is a decent winter beer. You canít expect THAT much from SAM but solid none the less...
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 Best American Double Bock made.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 7/13/02 : Kinda strong, kinda spicy, kinda good.
2/23/05: Redish amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is burnt caramel. Flavor is malty caramel with a hint of spice, lightly bitter and finishing fairly dry. A decent winter brew.