y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of a fat azz BBQ. orange color. mouthfeel is thick. instantly stings the tongue.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Pours a reddish amber with a small white head. Nose had hints of dried fruit, soy sauce, maltiness. Medium to full bodied, creamy and smooth. Flavor was sweet, alcohol. Essence of sherry or port or some fortified wine. Anyway, it was quite good.
gsteph (322) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a very thin head that disappeared very quickly. Sweet (very), a little vanilla, fruity and well masked alcohol aroma. The aroma brings Trois Pistoles to mind. Plums, table sugar, and molasses are super prevalant here in this malty concotion. This stuff is super sweet but also complex. More flavors may arise if you let it warm a little. At 14% you’d think this stuff would be like cough syrup. Much better flavor than World Wide Stout. Alcohol well masked but noticeable. Not good for social affairs but good for the last call of the night.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hum, smells like Alcohol. Go fig, it’s 14% (and thus my last beer of the evening...probably). Wow, very complexed flavor that is quite tasty. You really don’t taste the alcohol until the aftertaste. By far the beer highlight of my evening.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong alcohol tones. More noticeable to me than other higher abv beers such as World Wide Stout. Very sweet. An aquired taste.
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 vintage - bottle: Poured a clear light brown colored beer with a medium head with almost no retention. Aroma is reminiscent of plums with a touch of alcohol. Taste is quite sweet with again the plum taste being quite evident. Alcohol is quite subtle but still noticeable, which is quite good for a 14% beer. Overall, this is very enjoyable and can see some similarities with a good barley wine.
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
red orange colour with a white head that dissipated quickly. bbq sugary burned aroma. sweet tangy flavour. fairly strong palate which was also sweet.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trippelbock? The aroma is heavy and sweet, with whiskey and molasses notes. Flavor is malty, burnt caramelly sweet, and a bit fruity, some cherry and vanilla notes; quite alcoholic, but somewhat hidden by a cloying, thick and chewy palate and powerful malt flavors. Needs something to cut the malt a bit. Nice night cap sipper.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2000 vintage sampled on 8/2/04: Pours a viscous dark copper maple color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is rich and heavy with plenty of caramel malty complexity and some dark fruits. Starts very thick and sweet gaining complexity as it goes and finishing sticky, but hiding the alcohol well. This is a double doppelbock that has aged quite nicely and will continue to do so. Also very good for its price.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Bottled. Strong smell of creamy-thick alcohol to this mid brown beer. Little head or carbonation. The taste is also very strong but malty fruity, sweet and smooth. It is an extremely warming beer which I drank only lightly chilled whereas in the past I have had it much colder. It gets better as it warms. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 4.5. Average becomes 3.9