Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Cloudy copper, nice off-white head. Big malt, bready, toasty aroma, with just a hint of hops. fruity sweet, with notes of apples and blueberry. Smooth Jammy palate. Hint of dryness, but mostly sweet to the finish. Thanks, Secret Santa!
Gachupines (1025) - USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish red with fairly thick head. Flavor is dominated by malts. Pretty easy to drink, above average for the style.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one pours a brownish red color with a thick foamy tan head. This one smells a bit fruity with notes of chocolate and caramel. The nose on this one is not strong at all. Malty sweetness is what comes up front in the taste followed by a slightly bitter finish. This is a medium bodied beer that goes down smooth. The 8.2 percent was not noticeable which defiantly helped the drinkability. An above average Doppelbock that is good but not my favorite of the style.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5220) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured dark brown color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy beige head that faded and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet, malty with notes of caramel, dark fruits and faint vegetal presence. The flavor was sweet and malty with dark fruits and molasses and vegetal undertone. Long finish. Fairly full bodied. Solid.
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Willblake for sending this fine trade beer!
Hazy deep amber with a quickly diminishing off white head. Malty aroma.
The malt on the tongue is right but the body is a bit thin. No alcohol apparent.
Body and flavor of a Dunklesbock.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong malt tones with a bit of yeast, brown/red hue with a light white head that stays wispy on the top. Very full flavor, with no hops, just like it should be. If you like strong malt flavor with less body than a stout, I recommend this. Just a hint of bitterness on the aftertaste, but not enought to turn me off from this beer.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks willblake!
clear, medium brown in color with a fine light tan head of middling duration. The nose is caramel, brown sugar, bread and butterscotch.
Mouthfeel is nice and full, taste is malt first with roast and caramel malts to the front with a mild hop bitterness underneath. Also, a bit of bandaid character that’s off-putting. Finish is sweet with a bit of alcoholic tongue bite.
A decent doppelbock.
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a two-finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Deep, clear amber color. Low carbonation. Nose is malty. Medium bodied. Starts with semi-sweet raisins, finishes mellow, the high ABV is not noticable. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from Vintage Cellar Blacksburg, Va.
intouch (15) - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great rich, complex full bodied double bock. This beer is all it is said to be , and more.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown, short long lasting head, good lacing. Very malty and semi-sweet - pecans in praline with almonds and lightly dusted with cocoa. Alcohol is not overly intrusive. Could’ve been thicker.