Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Sweet, molasses malt nose. Dark amber/light brown color. Smooth palate with medium body. Vapory with nice finish. Great doppelbock! (10,5,8,4,16) GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2002
From green bottle. Rich malty aroma, sugary with a bit of tannic tang and light fruity hops. A touch of lactic-type acidity. Clear dark copper brown, with thin light tan lacing head. Medium heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with a medium sweet raisin-fig note and mild soy tang. Malty and rich, but the mild noble hops gives a bit of thinning to the sweetness. Great taste to start, then falters at the finish, with a bit of grainy tang, mild fig sweetness, and a medium bitter nuttiness. Bit of a watery after with carbonic gaseousness. Question is, did my tastes change or did the beer or is it old? (6,3,7,3,12)
The optimal beer. A good full flavor, without the bloating! Definitely not a one timer! Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Interesting aroma, the creamy head lasted. Great mouthfeel with alcohol in the nose and there was enough body in the middle with this one. Very nice dark. Orig rate 05/03/02...3.3. Aroma of mash and slight skunk, very pleasant and fresh hoppy as well l. Beautiful appearance, dark brown with lasting huge head. Sips slightly bitter mint chocolate and big malt backbone. Middle turns to bitter balance and finishes smooth and slightly banana phenolic. Awesome brew that needed a rerate. SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2002
Nice beer, wasn't expecting the kick........................................ Ron (4183) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 30, 2002
Nice appearance and aroma, but the strong alcohol taste distracts from the enjoyment of this otherwise fine beer.
obxdude10 (2374) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2002
.................................................. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 26, 2002
Prominent nut flavor and smell. Some chocolate notes, a little sweet. Powerful alcohol compared with other dopplebocks but not unbearable. naes66699 (18) - USA - APR 23, 2002
we don't call it 'decimator' for nuthin..................................... dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2002
Redwood tinge to it. Smells almost like a Porter or Stout. I have had beer with higher alcohol contents that taste less like alcohol. It really stands out. Tastest almost like someone dropped a shot of vodka in there. Pretty good, but they should have added something to cover up that extra alcoholy kick. ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2002
Dark color with a ruby tinge, not a real strong aroma, but what is has is good. Good roasted flavor, a little too syrupy and malty. Leaves a nice aftertaste, that is perhaps a bit too sweet, but overall an exceptional beer. For the price it certainly cant be beat.