cckevin (38) - 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.
ClarkVV (3860) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2004 Youíre not a weizenbock!!! Yes I am!! Come on!!!!!!???? Seriously, I am!!!! No! I am, Really!!! No youíre not!!! Come on, please?? No, youíre not a weizenbock!!! YES I AM!! NO YOUíRE NOT!!! IíM A WEIZENBOCK DAMN IT!!! Come on!!! Get Serious!!! I AM!!!! NO YOU"RE NOT!!!!!! YES I AM !!!! NOOOOO!!!! YES!!!!!!!! NO.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2008 A very decent brew from Mr. Koch and company. A bit fizzy and filling for me but interesting malt in the mouth/hops in the medium-long finish contrast. Seems to be a carefully-crafted flavor.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good winter beer. Not over-spiced where it becomes too bitter. Very clean tasting. I canít believe it, but I finally found a Winter beer I like.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This seemed different (better) this year than I remember in the past. I had this back to back with a Boston Ale (both from their sampler case) and they had a lot of similar characteristics. This was one of the best beers I had over the past winter.
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good aftertaste with a decent aroma. My favorite of the Sam Adams line aside from the Boston Lager. Unfortunately the only way that it is available in my area is by purchasing the variety twelve pack with a bunch of other beers I donít like. Iíd purchase this by itself though. Give it a shot...pretty decent.
fraternie (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 Dark and warming, slightly burnt caramel flavor. Notes of cinnamon, honey, nutmeg. One of the best beers this brewery makes, full bodied.