Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Pour is deep ruby brown with a thin tan head...smell is rich and malty...taste is nice and sweet with lots of fruit and some biscuit to it...nice brew... 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottle pours a deep plum color, large off-white foamy head, with sticky lacing. Bready aroma, malty, with a slight alcohol presence. Light soy, semi-sweet, with an underlying dark pitted fruit on the tongue. Full bodied, but with a fairly medium mouthfeel. Definitely warming. Smooth finish, semi-sweet trailer with lingering dark pitted fruit. Maybe even a hint of smoked peat hiding in there. Thanks goes out to egajdzis for the trade! hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Poured a dark mahogany color with a smaller off white head. Subtle malty aromas. Tastes of bread, caramel, molasses, and toffee. Light alcohol in the finish. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Deep dark red color and a thin head that disappeared quickly. Smell is well... bad. Doesn’t open up with any caramel notes or other malty tones, it just has a funk to it. Flavor isn’t bad however. It does hold a genuine smoothness and a robust profile. Maybe something was bad with this batch, because its not up to the standard I have with Victory. PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2005
When a doppelbock is done right it’s toough to be beat. The one came real close to being that beer. Flavor was very tasty and mild.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
TY Rich for this one. 2005 bottle. poured a fiery amber with a tan head. the laceing fades to a small cirle around the rim of my glass and chases its way down as I finish the brew. I just finished a Bell’s Consecrator Doppel so have to compare the two. The St. Vic. is a little less sweet and has a little more balance to it. both are good but the edge goes to the St. Vic, IMO. Thanks Rich. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Draft and bottle: Pours blood red when held to light with a thin broken tan head. Very mild aroma of malt, chocolate, and cinnamon. Flavor is a cohesive blend of chocolate, very light soy, and sticky dark malt with bitterness underneath it all. Mild and average but pleasent and drinkable. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Been looking for this one for some time. Thanks to richlike beer for getting this to me. Bright chestut color with a small somewhat fizzy tan head. Rich dark caramel malt aromas with just a hint of hops. Smooth on the tongue. Dark caramel flavor abound with some light smoke and grass in the background. A very smooth bock, but does seem to be missing a bit of the complexity. BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Bottle. Pours a garnet/brown clear, with a tan head. Aroma is mostly malty with a hint of hops, flavor is intensely rich and malty, sweet, finish is light and slightly astringent. Dopplebocks aren’t my favorites, but this one was not too shabby.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Bottle thanks to richlikebeer: Pours a nice rich dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is very caramely sweet with an authentic German lager yeast presence with a hint of floral noble hops. Starts with a caramelized malty sweetness quickly turning very sticky and dry toward the doughy finish. Something’s just wrong with the palate. Not quite sure how, but it’s very sticky and astringent without being that sweet. Has some nice authenticity, but I’m having trouble finishing the 12oz bottle because of its off-tasting stickiness. It’s very strange as I have never had this extreme a sensation with a beer before. Seems like it would be a good brew otherwise. Perhaps a rerate is due in the future.