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 (1508) - 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 (43) - 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 (1249) - 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 (4429) - 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 (148) - 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.