BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clouded reddish amber hue, moderate head formation. Malty, bready aroma, caramel and mild dark fruits. Sweetfruity, bready malt flavor, fairly port like. Burnt treacle finish, stays sweet but not cloying and balances out fairly well.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish colour with light brown head. Aroma has lots of malts with a nice sweetness and notes of hay, there is also some caramel in it. heavy malty flavor with some sweetness and notes of spices and little alcohol in the finish.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brew. It pours a coffee brown color with a slight off-white head. The aroma is chock full o’ sweet maltiness. Good full-bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel. The taste is of roasted malts, some dark fruit sweetness, and a dash o’ the hops. Sweet malt & fruit finish. A fine example of what a doppelbock should be. Lagers can be excellent.
jonas (5285) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Weihenstephan
Malt and slightly sugary nose.
Dark chestnut color, creamy big brown head.
Dark malty and roasted almost vineous - raisins, plums.
Fullbodied yet sparkly mouthfeel.
Dark roasted raisiny aftertaste.
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super hazy brown coloured body, muddy looking, with a super-dense large light-brown head. Near perfect looking, especially for the style. Aroma of prunes, roasted malt, cardboard, blood, metal and some fresh fruit. Medium-bodied; Strong metallic bitterness with some malt flavours starting. Followed by some sweeter prune/pit-fruit tastes and finished by a metallic twang. Aftertaste is actually fairly bland in comparison to the wide range of tastes. Overall, not that great of a beer, I was expecting better from the brewery, but definately worth trying! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Clarendon (Arlington), Virginia on 16-October-2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
mjg74 (2435) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a dark ruddy complexion. Head is dingy looking. Aroma is sweet and malty. Robust flavor. Flavors consist of roasted malts with a bit of chocolate. Seems kind of thick going down. Very good dopple. Alcohol is very well hidden.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.... smells German - MALT! Nothing too exciting going on here, but a well made dark, roasty brew that’s helping me keep the faith that fall wil eventually make it here ....
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap. Poured a dark reddish brown color with a smalll off white head. Aromas and tastes of sweet malts. Nutty. Sweet with almost a slightly sour finish.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brew with thick lasting head. Sweet malty aroma, followed by sweet malty flavor. A bit too sweet for my taste.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby body, thick foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, almonds, alcohol. Very malty, the backend is very sweet like butterscotch. Presence of sugar cane is there too. A very sweet, pleasant dopplebock.