mabjork (693) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2006
Draught. Dark brown with a rich white head. The aroma is smoky and the flavour consists of smoke and is caramel like sweet. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Wow what a beer. The head was huge and lasted till the head. Dark brown, not black with a sweet smell and taste. The mouthfeel is amazing so smooth and creamy. Malty with a hint of fig mabye, and as it warms has a little flavor of burnt coffee. " patrick767 (4178) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2006
bottle. Pours dark brown with a moderate, rapidly fading head. Very pleasant malty aroma. Sweet, roasted malt taste with character of coffee and chocolate, nice full mouthfeel. Finish of roasted malts and a bit of alcohol, lingers for a bit but not too long. I’m glad to say it doesn’t have the cloying burnt malt finish that a couple similar beers I tried had. It seemed a bit lacking in complexity, though to be fair I’m not usually a big doppelbock fan. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Pours very sexy. Malty to the core, alcohol is very well balanced w/ the rich choc./malt/ caramel side. Good, was a bit pricy for whats inside.. maybe overrated? hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
Dark brown with a tint of red. Thick tan head. Sweet, roasted somewhat chocolatey nose. Sweet, sugary flavour with some notes of dark fruits.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Earlier Rating: 12/24/2005 Total Score: 4
Pours dark brown, almost black with a thick beige head. Malty, spicy slight woody aroma. Lots of spices in flavour as well with a little acidity. Somewhat alcoholic. Burnt, sugary finish.
Poured out a deep redish brown with a light brown head.Aromas of raisins and chocolate and the alcohol is well hidden.This is pretty good,but also sweet and you have to be in the mood for this one. Tejas (1008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2006
A 100? Wow, I don’t see that. Definitely a great beer but not a 100. Heavy heavy aroma. Lots of dark fruit in the nose. Maybe even some grape??? Beautiful puffy head. I’m generally not a bock fan but this is tasty. So far, this and La Trappe are the only bocks I’d drink again. My rating will be skewed higher due to the aroma & appearance category. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2006
Dark brown. Rich head. Chocolatey, smokey nose. Smokey in flavour at first, smooth mouthfeel, then chocolate takes over. Very good balance here. Long, wonderful caramelly finish.kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Earlier Rating: 8/2/2003 Total Score: 3.2
Dark color, off-white head. Porter-like aroma with notes f prune, plum, fig spices...
Rich flavor. Long finish!
bottle i have been wanting to try this for a while now. and now that i have i am dissapointed. no head there is carbonation. aroma is malt and raisen. taste is molasses and raisen. mabye just a bad bottle i have 3 more and will rerate if i get a different result. Learninbeer (639) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2005
A delicious beer. It’s going down very quickly. The aroma is moderately malty with a raisin scent, the taste leaves a toasted sortof nutty taste. The head is light brown and creamy, mostly diminishing and the body is black in appearance. The initial flavor is a light bitter hitting the back of the tongue with a rather long finsh (nice).The body is medium, the texture a little watery with a soft carbonation and the finish is a light astringent.