BillKismet (4170) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2002
Huge head in this dark doppelbock that appears amber-tinged under light. Wonderful candy aroma with a full, rich, sweet body. A dessert beer highly desirable during winter weather. The rich roasted malt candy sweetness is followed by a slight dry, burnt finish. I am not usually an aficionado of sweet beers, but this offering is superlatively crafted. krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2002
all beer should be packaged in bottles this size: perfect for a leisurely tasting. some of the other tasters listed here rattle off a veritable gourmet gift basket of flavors and aromas apparent in this dark ruby doppelbock, and it's true: it's a bursting cornucopia: it only lacks a block of cheese and some stone ground mustard. it is malty and cavalry saddle leather and pepsi-cola. i think it's fabulous, tho my bottle may be a tad elderly 'cause the head was 'diminishing' before i'd given it leave. it is sweet. drink 3 of these and see lord of the rings and you'll be speaking elfin too. Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - JAN 10, 2002
Very tasty! Beige head. Big malty aroma. Sweet wine-like flavor. Full-bodied brown with reddish hues. Nice beer! omhper (26039) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
Nut brown. very malty, balanced bitterness. Great bock beer!
............ Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2001
Had this again recently and I wasn't as impressed - it's still great though. The maltiness is the main attraction of this brew but I found it to be a little salty this time around.
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2001
Very full bodied and most tasty! Rich malts good complexity make this a great cool weather beer.Find this! shorlin (736) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 4, 2001
So tasty. Very complex and interesting.
Perhaps a rival to Aventinus in the doppelbock
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I spent a while with this one as it seemed to ask for it. Excellent in the glass -- remarkable clarity for such rich flavors and a big carmel head. Candy, carmel and molasses in the aroma with more interesting straw and fruit aromas as it thins. A dampened rock in the gut feeling from its thickness. Some dust aromas. Not as syrupy or candied as some similar brews such as Karmeleit. I'm not big on these brews but this is delicious. kenneth99 (2) - Yorba Linda, California, USA - AUG 14, 2001 does not count
Great malty flavor. God intended for man to drink this beer.
buy this one if you can...
drink late at night....... mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2000
If you can locate this fine bock, DO NOT pass up the opportunity!! This is a world class treat. This is a huge brew; tons of rich, full malts in the aroma and taste; warming alcohol presence; goes down very silky smooth with a long, sweet finish. Bock characteristics dominate with some restrained weisse beer aroma and flavors integrated. This is GREAT!!