MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wise roasted malt lets maple sweetness and heavy fruitiness shine bright.
Earth-laden molasses blend perfectly with the rich roasted malt bitterness. Maple tree shavings bear citrusy hoppiness and brown rum sweetness.
An expertly carved piece is always a beauty to behold even if it does not stray in any form from the conventional.
JPleuss (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m a real dopplebock fan, this is my new favorite. Rich and malty, but not syrupy like Ayinger Celebrator. A bit sweet, but unsurpassed in all other respects.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Took half a bottle to get used to. reminded me of yinpu a little bit without the odd aftertaste.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Deep brick-inflected maple, this geysered out of the bottle but perhaps was just shaken a bit, the beer was fine...head recedes quickly to a small lasting light brown ring...creamy caramel nose with touches of vanilla and port is inviting if typical...the body is rich and creamy, almost milkshake-full, with sweet caramel and bitter chocolate duking it out and some roastiness that is welcome if a bit odd...fairly light, dry bitter finish caps the mostly sweet (caramel wins) body.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut coppery brown w/ a lasting beige head. Deeply malty: caramel, raisiny dark fruit, and bready malt. Very clean with malt dominating. Toasted malty flavor, well balanced, sweet but not cloying. Clean, dark fruit (raisiny) w/ light caramel. Semi dry malt flavored finish w/ a light hop aftertaste. Full bodied, smooth, low carbonation. Very well hidden alcohol. Outstanding doppel!!!! Great example of the style.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
honey. ummmm. honey. or metallic. but honey. well, maybe.. metallic. a bit of a schizophrenic brew. much lighter than its appearance would indicate, though the initial nose of sweet maltiness is apt and true. not bad.
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy dark brown beer with a disappearing light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and hints of alcohol. The flavor is also sweet with notes of caramel and a little chocolate.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Yeast and fruit aroma with toffee and chocolate tones. Flavor is sweet sugary and rather cloying. Too sweet in the long run.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottle @ RBESG2005. Dark chewey malts in the nose. Dark brown body with a ruby tint, small tan head. Loads of dark malts and prunes in the flavor.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent ordinary beer. I would not call this a Doppelbock. It is way too thin to be that in my opinion.