MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very much not impressed. Maybe it was the THC, maybe I built it up too much or maybe it just had a strange, metallic aftertaste, thin, sweet body and and alcohol flavour too noticable not to mention...nah, it was the THC.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poureda nice golden color with a sweet smell.Very close to the samichlaus they brew, but lighter.Alcohol is hidden well till it goes down and warms you up.Finish was not too bad, very clean.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden colour. Sweet smell of alcohol and/or malt, not much in common with other doppelbocks. Light fruity notes. First impression when sippin was "maltliqour..." Not really, but close. Still, this is quality stuff with its elegance and drieness in its long,long warming finish.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm not sure I'd say this is worth of the title "cognac of beers" but it is strong and the alcohol is hidden well, IMHO. Medium body, more sweet than malty. In a lower class than Celebrator for sure, lacking in complexity and depth.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2003 has the nice golden color of an ale, but the definite taste of a dopplebock; rich taste and feel; slightly less sweet than most dopplebocks, with a very pleasant aftertaste of hops
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 A dark golden color with little head. The aroma is alcohol and caramel. The flavor is sweet and filled with candy sugar, honey, and caramel. Some berries are present as well. The alcohol rules a little too much but this is a warming beer anyway.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a crystal clear golden body topped by a thin quickly disappearing fizzy sodalike head. Sweet and slightly fruity malt aroma with hints of vanilla. sweet malty flavor with vanilla and fruity accents and a tiny bit of alcohol. Full bodied, very fizzy and warming.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2003
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wish I had never tried this one. It came recommended to me at a favorite beer house, but I couldn't even make it halfway through this. It was like taking really bad cough syrup. I told the waiter that it tasted like ass. Ah well. I love high octane brews, but you couldn't pay me enough to ever taste this one again. Belongs in the same category as Mad Dog 20/20.
adv (22) - Milan, ITALY - APR 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deliciously malty, I personally think it is too pale for a Doppelbock. One of its major features resides in hiding its ethilic strength!
boto (1796) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden, with a little bit of head, which dissapates quickly. After Samichlaus, I was too expecting something more complex. Big malt sweetness to this beer. The alcohol was evident, but not overpowering. Some fruitiness to it. Overall, pretty good.