radiomgb (2422) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown in colour with a long lasting beige head. The aroma was amazing full of rich malt, caramel sweetness, smoke, molasses and some cookies. The flavour was of molasses, very malty, rich, very creamy, smooth with a bit of gingerbread. Full bodied. Finishes with a long mild bitterness. Many thanks to Steve for sharing his only bottle of this with me. You should have bought more!!
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good god what was I thinking. I can't get this one in my local stores so when I was away one time I picked up one of their last two. I decided to only buy one so I had money to buy something else. Now that I realize what a heavenly nectar this is I'm feeling like a road trip.
Anyways, back to the rating: spectacular aroma and appearance. I didn't want to drink it for fear of not having it sitting there to smell and look at. Rich dark brown body with an absolutely delicious looking creamy tan head. Sweet and malty and slightly chocolately and slightly fruity - but earthy fruits - and perhaps some caramel and molasses. Flavour is more chocolately than I expected and reveals greater complexity as it lingers in your mouth. Truly wonderful.
Dorwart (2402) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge light brown head of very fine bubbles. Excellent aroma of roasted grains, sweet malts, molasses and a hint of raisins. Color is a very dark reddish brown. Flavor is good and complex with notes of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of alcohol. Creamy smooth in the mouth and leaves a thin film remaining. Finish is a little sweet and clingy with a more roasted flavor. A very good beer that deserves to be among the best.
garrison (790) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 From a bottle (with the oh-so-cool little plastic white goat hanging on it)- This is simply the best bock beer there is... with a complex, roasted malty aroma and taste, I celebrate Celebrator!
The Beer Dean (5) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A thick malty beer. Get a big slice of chocolate torte a fork and go to town.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very creamy, very well balanced. Something almost fishy about the aroma hidden within the malt.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2004 This is the cream of the crop for the dopplebocks. Very smooth balanced beer that goes down very easy. Especially good with a bit of cholate to bring out roast
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best dopplebocks out there. Dark amber-brown color with a tan head and good lacing. Palate is velvety smooth with a dark chocolate flavor. finish is dry and smokey. This is a great beer.
SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The class of the doppelbocks. Unique amongst the competition, with a more chocolate-like finish (as opposed to a sweeter, carmel-like flavor that several others of the style display). Dark, with a foamy tan head. Good lacing and retention. Every time I've done taste-tests with other doppelbocks, Celebrator wins. Long live the king!
alanC (36) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber color with a nice, creamy tan head that sticks around a while. Malty and dark fruit aroma. Roasted caramel, toffee flavors with very little hops. A very good beer!