verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins and syrup. Flavor is very malty with chocolate and plums. Very smooth, alcohol is barely noticeable. mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
First of all, some bitchass i’m with decided to just click "back" as i was writing a worthy review to this excellent brew. I’m too lazy to redue it. But the creamy, thick, tan head, coupled with a delicious fruity and caramel flavor makes me want more of this delic. entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Poured dark reddish brown with small tan head. Aroma is like an SS Imperial Stout with fruit and molasses hints. Tasted some raisin in there along with caramel and roast. Smooth finish with no trace of alcohol going down but a nice warming in my stomach told me it was indeed there. Just a very complex beer and it all blended well together. Highly impressed by this and enjoyed every drop. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
Thanks Bunkypop for hooking a brother up multiple times! Pours a dark body, black, with a mocha coloured head, that is thick as nails. Aromas are smokey, malty roasted nuts, chocolatey coffee, and meaty spiceness. Weird! Taste is smoked nuts and malt, with some campfire notes hitting everywhere. Nice complexity I cannot describe. Finish is smoooooooth, dry, alcohol not even here a trace!!!
Thanks Steve! Homebrewerguy (306) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Ahhh, anuzzer doppelbock! I be luffink zhese biers. Zis bier has zhe caramel nose unt sveetness. Zhe tasten ist zhe zame vis much sweet candy caramel dominatink most ov zhe utter flavorink. Not az complex az Paulaner it ist. Zo may be Helga be likeink zis one vis it’s mild hoppink.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Earlier Rating: 2/26/2005 Total Score: 4
A great looking beer, nose of caramel, honey and roasted malt. A very sweet caramel flavor with very mild hop bitterness. This is not my choice of a traditional Doppelbock but it is in the ballpark. This beer would be ideal for initiating the Budmiloors crowd to a great Doppel.
Best tasting beer I’ve ever had, the most flavorful beer ever! I love this beer, its so extremelly excellent, I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 27, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2005 This is a good beer. It’s not one I would drink very often though, it’s more of a special occasion type of beer, especially with its higher alcohol content. susini1 (6) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2005 does not count
Wow what a beer. This is what beer is supposed to be. Dark pur with a nice tan head. A touch a sweetness going down with no aftertaste. Great carmel taste with just the right amout of maltiness. If you try any beer try this one. maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Thick, dark beer. Pours nice and with a nice head. Sweet on the tongue and burns just a little going down. Tastes of nuts mix with fruits before going down with a pleasant, chocolate taste. Despite being a solid beer, I expected more from such a celebrated bottle... could have used a higher alcohol percentage. MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
It has been a while since I’ve had this one, but I can remember that it looked and smelled amazing but didn’t really thrill me in its flavour. I’ll have to revisit it and probably rerate it, but in the meantime this is how it stands.