glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at SIB. brown with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, and dark fruits. Rich malt and caramel tastes.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, molasses-sweet beer. Pours rudy-brown with a small tan head. Caramel aroma. Thick caramel and malt flavor that seems to coat your tongue. Alcoholic bite in the finish. Exceptionally smooth and just heavy enough to enjoy.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Brown. Sweet caramally taste. Smooth. Reminded me of a Belhaven Wee Heavy. Very Good but not great.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Reddish dark brown colour with a little head. Very weak aroma with hints of caramel, sweetness and maltness. Sweet flavour of chocolate and malt very clean and ends up little alcoholic.
EithCubes (5429) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque ruby-rosewood pour with a short yellow-tan head. Sweet fruity aroma, grape, malty, and a touch of alcohol. Typical bock taste with a little more dark malt than expected. Full-bodied and velvety smooth; not really creamy or oily, but slightly warming. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Fruity (grape, mostly) aftertaste. Really pleasant and mild - I’d say this is a very refined Doppelbock which seduces you with subtle flavor rather than slamming you with it.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No hops present whatsover. Tasted like Malta. Too sweet for my taste. Beautiful dark ruby color with foamy tan head.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-brown with short-lived beige head. Very strong sweet chocolate-malt aroma. Flavour is hard to define, it has sweet fruit without a hop presence. Overall it is just cloyingly sweet with a bit of alcohol in the finish.
Ratman197 (12566) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a diminishing brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, raisins, a hint of smoke and a bit of molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark fruit, roasty malt, some molasses and a hint of smoke with a lingering bittersweet finish.
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lot 5484. Poured a burgundy brown color with a generous head that lasted quite nicely and provided good lacing. This one had a vinous and dark fruit type chocolate aroma. The flavor was similar with figs, caramel, and raisins featured over top of some chocolate and licorice that came out in the later flavors. A little bit of the maibock doughiness in there. The finish contained some hops, slightly grassy after aftertaste. Mouthfeel was moderate for a bock, but a little light to average for a doppelbock. An enjoyable 800th review.
vyvvy (5306) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a reddish tint - rich tan pillowy frothy head. Aroma has rich chocolate and cocoa malt (as in a malt shake) - very rich aroma. Medium think mouthfeel with just a little soft carbonation. Taste starts off rich and has roasted chocolate malt - hints of toffee and cream are mixed in there. The finish has spiciness and hoppiness - odd finish for a dopplebock. Overall a truly great beer.