muzzlehatch (4940) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, at Hopleaf, Chicago. Deep bronze, clear, no head. Simple light caramel aroma; nothing much besides molasses on the nose. Syrupy, with hints of charcoal in the finish. Rather poor for a doppelbock and a disappointment from Bells.
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red-colored body with a yellow cornmeal head. The medium-sized head forms easily and then fades. The aroma is malty with a slight pepperines. The sweet, malty flavor is warm and closing in on thick, but itís not a big flavor. Very smooth. Thereís a slight graininess in the flavor. The alcohol shows through a bit in the finish.
esomara (4) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, especially for a high alcohol content micro-beer. So often this style suffers from overly winey or harsh flavors at the expense of a completeness. This beer is well balance and malty with a refreshing spice. The clarity is poor and the head retention is marginal, but the hints of toffee and caramel make up for what is lacking in presentation. The aroma is mild with a buttery scent. The aftertaste lingers a bit strange on the tongue, but overall it is quite good.
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 (5344) - 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 (10472) - 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 (1098) - 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