5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Bottle pours a deep reddish amber, fizzly off-white head, light carbonation, with spotty lacing.   Aroma was a pleasant maltiness with hints of caramel.   Nice flavor up front, a slightly chewy maltiness, a bit sweet, with some toffee/caramel mixed in.   Quick finish, and a little less than medium on the mouthfeel.   Overall not bad, but somewhat light.   Thanks goes out to CaptainCougar for the trade! iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2004
12 oz bottle: clear burnt orange-brown. Dense vanilla-tan froth. Malt based aroma with spicy red grapes, grainy bread and hazelnuts. Wonderful malt texture on the tongue. Strong spicy pepper and dark, chewy fruits – plums & raisins most notably. Quick finish that leaves a dry sticky film…pretty nice. balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
deep mahogony color with a quickly diminishing head with a good amount of carbonation. smells of sweet malt and carmel...very good flavors of malt, carmel, toasted nuts, and hints of toffee, coffee, and chocolate. excellent complex flavors with a nice smooth finish. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 17, 2004
i had this up in madison last night. it was darn warm up there. it would make a nice winter warmer. it doesn't mesh with breadsticks too well, but anyway... a little coffee adds a bit of oomph-da. it's nice. smooth, sweet chocolate/toffee, with a little spice and coffee to provide a welcome pecularity. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Good stuff, once again, from New Glarus, who constantly delivers with quality product. A lovely reddish brown in the glass, but oddly there's not head at all. It looks rather Coke-like. There's a light chocolate malt aroma, but the flavor explodes with toffee, caramel, chocolate, all lightly sweet and with a hint of bitterness. The folks at Shiner Brewing need to try some REAL bock sometime, like this stuff. The 7.3% abv is pretty well-hidden, as well. I can scarcely taste it.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2004 Brilliant mahogany, quickly dissipating head. Malty sweet aromas, very subtle spicy hops. Gingerbread, toast, roasty coffee flavors. Don't be so humble, Dan, call this a dopplebock. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2004
GABF '03, light brown in color with a small white head.Aroma and flavors of malt,caramel and toffee. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Dark ruby brown color with a tan head. Aroma had hints of caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Flavor is subtle chocolate with a light coffee finish. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
dark in colour thin quickly discipating head, malts in the nose somewhat watery. Same goes in the taste. Probably the best thing about this stuff is that it is very easily drinkable. jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2004
I'm not a big bock fan. But this one was smooth. Head vanished quickly but left a nice lacing.