obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber orange, very dark with little or no head. Chocolate, some hops, sweet malt and dry toast(?) on the nose. Crreamy mouthfeel with cherry, vanilla, moderatly dry finish. Warming alocohol at the end with faint hop notes lingering.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark Color with no head. Not very distinct. Tasted watered down. Perhaps a bad bottle....need to try again.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown in color with a slight head. Full bodied beer. Strawberries? Very malty. Carmelly. Crisp but not clean. Ok.
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a very dark borwn body and a light yellow colored thin head. The aroma is maple, honey and sweetened oatmeal. The taste is brown sugar with lots of malts. The finish is like oak and a good bourbon. I also get an aftertaste like I ate a bar of chocolate, bit no real chocolate flavors??!! This is slightly more hoppy than most other dopplebocks I have had. Different.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours murky caramel, small fizzly off-white head, good carbonation, with spotty lacing.   Malt, moss, and cereal like grains on the nose.   On the front I get a slighly warming alcoholic hoppiness, followed by a smooth malty toffeeish finish.   Mouthfeel and body are very good, robust and smooth.   Quite enjoyable.   Thanks goes out to DavidP for the trade!
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours turbid brown with a good off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, peat, and prunes. Tastes very malty, very fruity, with a crisp smooth finish. Good complexity and mouthfeel.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured reddish brown little head some lacing. aroma choc. malts,fruits and coffee. flavor hints of berry (blueberry?) , choc. and molasses.like the finish the berry flavor was nice, good beer
Sammy (11514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wine dark colour, aroma and taste. Somewhat like a lighter version of a barleywine. Fruit, fig, cherry. A best of class. Bit of aggressive hop carbonation feel which worked to clean palate.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a rich brown-red with a tan head, and clear. Nose is of malt, but I also pick up hints of butterscotch and alcohol, and maybe a little fruitiness, like strawberry. Malty flavor, with a touch of hops, and a strawberry flavor again, and a little butteryness. Sticky and big. The diacytle level is too high in this brew to make it anything more than average, and if I am detecting it, there is definitely a problem...
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy light brown, average head. Nice amber-orange color. Cookie and caramel nose. Average banana and plumt taste. Toasted. Oily texture, medium body with a metallic finish. Nice