frankieboy007 (1) - Pottsboro, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown, a small tan head, without much lacing. Strong brew with a smoky, bitter flavor, but a nice aftertaste. Seems like a bitter chocolate taste, with some hints of fruit in the aftertaste, and a nice alcohol finish. Havenít tried many dopplebocks, but this is the best Iíve had, will definitely buy this again.
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting! Purs very dark like a stout or a porter. A small off-white head, no appreciable lacing. A distinct aroma, but canít place it. Mouthfeel a little on the light side. The taste is also hard to place, maybe toffee and malt, but something else to. A very slight bitterness. I like it and will have to try it again to try and figure it out.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
After many times having this beer, I cannot for the life of me figure out its main flavor, which is delicious! But itís almost frustrating and keeps me buying it again and again to figure it out! Pours dark brown, unlike the image on this page which is more red. The head is just like the image, light tan. Okay, the mysterious element of this brew is experienced in the nose and taste. Letís see. Its some brilliant combination of dark toffee, strong nutmeg, spicy vanilla, hazelnut, jesus I donít know, but Iíve never tasted its flavor so pronounced in other doppelbocks. Extremely drinkable. Iíll be dwelling on this one for a while.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 Pours a deep dark ruby with a nice 1 finger tan head that dissapears fairly quick. Aroma of... plum? Toffee? Something dark and sweet lurks within. First sip... boy, thatís smooth. Flavor - sweet yet bitter chocolate. Or a dark caramel. Bit of pepper on the aftertaste. A great bock. Full of flavors, smooth, and very drinkable.
signel (1) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Armoa was standard bock with a hit of sweetness. Appearance was brownish with thick white/tan head. The flavor was excelent with a bit of bitter aftertaste that was perfect. Overall this is a top of the crop dopplebock. If only shiner could come up with something similar.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely creamy head on this one. I got hits of licorice and caramel with a slight touch of smokiness. Felt bubbly against the tongue but not distractingly. Peppery finish lingered on pleasantly afterwards. Very elegant beer. I think Iíll need to try a few more.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay, Iíll admit this beer is pretty good, but the best doppelbock available? Not in my book. A little too bitter, and less flavorful than others. Still a solid offering by Ayinger, but certainly overrated.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer is smooth, dark, and just plain good. Strong malty flavor dark and rich -- finishes slightly sweet and wanting more.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with a light head that sticks around. body is smooth and flavor is crisp. little aftertaste remains after swallowing that i dont care for.
Zeswaft (1672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with about a half inch of tan head. Has a slightly chocolatey aroma. Mouthfeel is a little thick. Not as much taste as I was expecting. It kind of tastes like a watered down imperial stout. Malty and some subtle hops. Pretty good but not one of the best beers in the world, in my opinion. But what do I know?