Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Pours dark brown with a decent tan head than is gone in afew minutes. Has a yeasty malt aroma with a hint of bitter chocolate. Roasted malt taste with some caramel, smooth middle and a bitter chocolate aftertaste. Dry finish. jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Pours deep brown with a beautiful beige head. Malty aroma with hints of dark fruit. Incredible malt taste with a bit of tongue-prickling carbonation. Chocolatey notes in the middle. Very nice. qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2004
semi-sweet at first, with a pleasently bitter finish, mild aftertaste. malty aroma with hints of plum. deep rich reddish brown appearance, very thin head, looks great in a stem glass.
goes great with thanksgiving leftovers ;)
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
I don’t get it. I’ve bought this a few times over the last few years. This shit is avg. in looks,mildly roasty toasty in taste and character and way overpriced = lame.
I’ll take Salvator dopple or Saxer Jack Frost ANY day over this over rated mediocre false god of beerdom. BLAH! Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Nice deep amber body with a moderate beige head. Malty rich aroma with lots of caramel and a hint of roastiness and nuts. Flavor is silky smooth with lots of caramel malts and a hint of fruit in the background. Finish is semi-dry and slightly sweet. Great doppelbock despite the low alcohol.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Relly great beer. Fruity and thick woth out being overly sweet. Had it bottled and on tap and Edelweiss in Fort Worth. Havent tried many dopplebocks but if this is waht there all about I’m hooked. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Ruby. Seriously stunning aroma of figs, grapes, caramel and chocolate. Just a deep and malty aroma. Characterful and complex malty flavor with notes of figs, fruits, caramel and chocolate. Very sweet flavor. Subtle hopping. Silky and coating feel on the palate. A very nice beer. xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pours dark brown with tan medium sized head. I can’t imagine a dopplebock beeing more perfect than this. biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Poured a deep ruby red color...Big tan head that emits wafts of malts and darker fruits...Nice full bodied beer...What happened to all the fruit in the nose???NIce caramel maltiness to balance the somewhat bitter finish FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 This is a difficult beer for me to rate. I am not a huge fan of the Doppelbock style and have learned from experience that I hate the bottled version of this beer. It is far too vegetal for my liking. But I recently had an opportunity to try the draft. So with ratebook in hand I delved into a glass of draft. The beer poured a black color with a large fluffy brown head. The aroma was faint but had some pleasant sour malt elements. The flavor was heavy and malty with a bit of molasses. The finish is sour malt. The beer is surprisingly sweet and far less vegetal than the bottle. A decent draft.