Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of MatSciGuy. Pours copper brown with a tan head. Smells fruity with some vegetal hints. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, spicy, some earthy hints. Enjoyable.
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark carmel color. Good aroma of malt and sweet bread with dark shriveled fruits. Fairly complex flavor that balances well with aroma. Even a hint of bitter in the finish. I enjoyed this brew more than expected, and will certainly need to turn to it again, especially give the price.
BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favs for a long time. Dry taste, full flavour. not too malty and it was very strong.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
clear dark amber, whispy head, strong malt aroma, hint of floral hops, dry malt flavor, dry finish, touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
DJC (238) - USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 Rich color, just like a Doppelbock should have. Aroma is of semi-sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is an extension of the aroma, but add dried fruit, more malt, and some hops. The body was a bit thinner than other Doppelbocks I’ve had. For the most part, this one didn’t live up to my expectations, but maybe that’s because I can still remember what Ayinger Celebrator tastes like.
cheap (3967) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 For some reason, I was expecting a little more sweetness since doppelboch has a BV rating of 65. Had a little more bitterness than expected but was not bitter per se. Very dark brownish orange in my three stooges glass. Over all not bad for a dark beer and the price.-------
Concerniing my Schell variety case: I was very happy with my variety in the case from Schell; pale ale, octoberfest, pilsner, double boch, caramel boch, firebrick, maifest, doppelbock, zommerfest, etc. Wow what a variety…..loved it.-------- was about $1 per bottle from JR Beer Warehouse in Rochester PA.
LibraryBrewer (50) - Goodridge, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown caramel color,malty caramel aroma with slight dried fruit side.Needs a bit more alcohol i think but it goes pretty well with a good malty taste some fruit making an appearance and a mild sweetness.The alcohol really doesn’t quite do it for me,needs to be kicked up a notch 1% or a bit more,and this would really get my vote.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An aroma consisting of yeast and prunes introduces this beer. It is a cinnamon colored beer that fails to produce a head. This beer enters the mouth in a nice thick manner producing a nice sweet date taste lingers well.
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew gives off subtle complexities in the nose. Carmalized malts, cherries, fruits and alcohol pepperiness. Slightly metallic, but not to destracting. A bit whiskey-like with nice caramel malt flavors. Finishes peppery and warming. This is one of Schells best and I think the overall rating deserves better. A good dopplebock.
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Doppel meaning double not single and yet not dubbel nor trippel, that of the liquid bread this, the task fo the monks of Saint Francis of Paula, sweet and profound, I do bend on one knee to thee.