fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2005
12 oz. bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pourd deep, dark brown with bubbly head that lasted for a while. Didn’t leave much lacing though. Aromas were strong caramel and yeast. Flavors were a little nutty and more delicious maltiness. Roasty Smokey finish. Very yummy beer. Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Great beer, so much flavor but still balanced. Pretty amazing they can cram all of those different flavors into one bottle and still make it taste so smooth and drinkable. KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Looks like cola. Coffee taste. Smooth. Pretty color. Yummy! It’s a dark dark brown color with a deep dark fruit aroma. Super smooth and very easy to drink. mybrainhurts (397) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 14, 2005
This beer deserves the high rating. One of the best examples of a doppelbock, ever. Give this one a try you won’t be disappointed! ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Pours a nice reddish brown color. The smell is very much like the taste. Malty, nutty, and fruity. There’s a lot going on in this little beer. It’s all very well put together though, so I’m a fan. Goes down well and tastes great this is a good choice.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Lots of caramel comes through in this...and a light alcohol taste. Sweet malt. Complex. I highly recommend this brew. punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 6, 2005
There is nothing not good about this beer. Highly quaffable and tasty, this beer is extremely complex with a number of nutty, caramel-ly, and overall excellenty tastes. It is somewhat smoky in the aftertaste, with a light taste of alcohol...but only what would be expected of a big beer. This is a great beer--probably the best I’ve ever had. It’s highly recommended scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Tremendous and one worth re-visiting often. Deep brownish crimson, thick tan creamy head. The nose held rich interwoven notes of sweet bread, fig, raisin, and roasted chocolate malt, with additional tones of toffee brittle and molasses. Ultra smooth dark sweet malt flavors lead right off the bat, but quickly get accompanied by light smokey tones and German hop flair. Just perfect balance. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, bittersweet malty finish. At 4.17 or so, it still may be underrated in my book. A great change of pace from the "Big" IPA, Stout, Barley Wine theme ....
Nejhleader (1560) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2005
first off it comes with a trinket freaking awsome, oh yeah it tastes pretty good too. goes down nice and has a nice darkness to it. can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2005
This one is great. Thanks to BSwatz for giving me a sample. Great depth and a unique flavour that keeps getting better as the beer warms up. There is so much going on here, I’m not sure where to begin. There is some great cherry, citrus, hoppy, roasted malt, flavour that really mellows well together. The nose is all over the place, not very powerful at first, but really works well as you continue.
I expected the alcohol to show its face, but it really is well hidden. This is a rich beer, not one I could drink too many of, but very enjoyable. I wish the cost wasn’t quite so substantial!!!