hotstuff (4641) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is one very delicious doppelbock IMO. Poured a large tan head that was mostly lasting, fine-large sized bubbles, good lacing, transparent, and a red hue. Aroma was malty, sweet, caramel, and some chocolate. Flavor was wonderful-sweet, malty and caramel. Absolutely tasty! More please!! Palate was very smooth. Will be seeking this one out again for sure.
blankboy (6918) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby-brown with a huge frothy light-brown head. Looks great! Aroma of caramel malt, vanilla, light hops, sugar and chocolate. The flavour is sweet, roasty and quiet tasty! Some chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, hops, and more. It gets even better as it warms slighlty. This beer is a very pleasant surprise and one I intend to get again for sure.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur brune foncée, reflets rouges, mousse beige pleinement diminuante, aucun dégagement gazeux actif lors du service. Arômes de pruneaux, de noisettes, de chocolat de malt grillé rappelant les shredded wheats. Caramel brûlé, toffee, cerise de terre et mousse de tourbe sont réunis et semble avoir trouver leur vocation. Faiblement sucrée en bouche, un brin de réchauffement de la part de l’alcool. Succulente et pleinement authentique!!! Bouteille partagée avec Joce et Léo, 24 Juin 2005.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a big baige head. Sweet metallic roasted malty aroma and a sweet chocolate malty taste. Medium to full body and a sweet finish. A bit to sweet.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of radiomgb, pours a deep dark brown with a stiff creamy tand head that floated for a good couple of minutes. nice sweet aroma, roasted chocolate, a bit of licorice. coffee brings up the tail end of the flavor, which otherwise matches the aroma, sweet malts, chocolate and licorice, maybe a little brown sugar as well. body is a little thin, especially when you consider how dark the beer is. flavor is a little unbalanced as well, there is a grassy hop character throughout that isnt blended that well. very tasty, but just a tad off.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Strong coffee and chocolat aroma. Dark brown color, light brown head, fair lace. Light sweet, chocolat, light roasted, coffee in the finish, short fruity moment, sugary ending, not very full bodied.
wxman (1655) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2007 Roasted malts and caramel in the nose. Very dark brown color with an off tan head that stays. Rich and creamy roast malt flavor along with some hop bitterness and notes of toffee, coffee and butter. At nearly 7% ABV, it’s surprising that there is no hint of alcohol. This stuff is good!
DerWeg (1570) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Big huge honeyed-toasty-malty richness with adventurous notes of hay and barnyard, a sublimely excellent treat from Bavaria. * update * even aged a year this refuses to become ordinary - a true song of brewing elegance.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on bottle - superthnx Yogi)I dunno; here we have a, to me, perfect doppelbock. And then, what can you say? It´s ust topdollar in all aspects. Dark brown, with a very small, lasting white head. The fattests chocoltae sent I ever had, along with chestnuts, malts and mustardcured ham, rich like a motherf#.Nice burned notes and a nasty good taste of a perfect roasted mix of malts; like drinking a liquid evening infront of the fire, with a good dinner in the stomak and night of filosophy and dancing ahead.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from brickskeller. pours a dark brown. big off-brown head. aroma is chocolate and nuts. flavor is sweet, nutty, with medium body. pretty decent doppelbock.