brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose and flavors on the 2000 very similar to the Urboch 23. It has more malt and toastiness than the 23 and definitely more alcohol. Whoo! a Good buzz quick!
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I couldnít finish this bottle. The alcohol overpowers the toffee taste behind it.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I guess Iíll have to rate both the Hurlimann and the Eggenberg, since Iíve had both. But I have never been a big Samichlaus fan. Iím giving it points for being a ípioneerí of the strong beers, but truth be told itís more of a novelty to me and not something I would want to drink a lot of. Too flat and unappetizing. In recent years there have been many beers in the over 10% range that are much better. Iím giving the identical rating to both since the new one seems to be a faithful copy of the original.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sweet, extremely stong beer. I liked it even though it kicked my butt!!
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nice after dinner drink to sit down and enjoy.. very tasty,
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! Really complex and very tasty. Sweetness balances out the strong alcohol taste so itís not too overwhelming. Very little head / deep copper color. Do yourself a favor and try this if you have the opportunity.
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An outstanding beer to sit down and enjoy a hockey game with. A very nice sipper, complex, smooth, warming. Finishing a bottle is almost saddening, unless you have another in the fridge. I do, but Iím going to ístoreí it with several eisbocks that Iíve collected for future special events. Iíll probably buy 6 of this wonderful beer every year now.
DaveZ99 (7) - Burbank, California, USA - FEB 1, 2002 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I am sure I would enjoy this more after it has had a chance to mellow a bit more. Bit too sweet for me, but tasty.
pilsnerrogge (2354) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 VERY sweet, alchohol-filled taste. As it gets warmer it gets more port-like.
hairy (25) - liverpool, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this bier is huge,it had very little head retention.The nose was vinious,with lots of dark crystal,and carmel on the nose,with hints of toffee in the background.Had anice reddish amber color,great body,and clarity,an excellent and well made bier