CajunCelebratr (6) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first Doppelbock experience -- how could anything else compare. A nice creamy head on an almost black body. Liquid chocolate. Can taste the malt, but it is not overpowering. Hints of vanilla on the nose with a hint of spice. Clean, dry, crisp finish. My first love. . .I will never forget you.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours good and dark with a nice foamy off-white head, aroma of citrus, nutty, and of slightly roasted malts, good taste same as the aroma, no hidden surprises, a damn good beer.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a small off white head. Malty nutty aroma. Very full nutty, malty taste as well. Dark fruit taste as well. Lingering aftertaste. Well made.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep burgandy color with a nice amount of foamy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and almost molasesy. Flavor is of dark cherries, raspberry chocolate mouse, and chai tea. Overall, I found very enjoyable.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís good to be a Celebrator, # 100 for me. Thanks to all RBerís who helped me choose. Aroma of nice roasted malts, raisin and for some reason I keep thinking Lays potato chips. Pours a nice deep dark mass producing a chocolatey head. Taste was delightful, chocolate,toffee,raisin. Just enough hop to even it out. Palate was rich and full. I believe Iíll be having this again as this is just damn good!!
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich deep chocolaty brown pour. Wonderful smells of strong sugary malts and peppery spices. An amazing carmalized sugar taste, with hints of tobacco and very light hints of hop. A very great example and on eof my favorite beers.
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This rich beer has chocolate, caramel and coffee overtones. Unbelievably dark -- If you hold the glass up to a light, youíll be pressed to see it shine through. Not quite as thick or creamy (or as good) as Samuel Smithís Oatmeal Stout, but it is still a very good beer for someone who wants something a bit heavier with more body.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a smallish tan head. Caramel malt aroma. Exceedingly smooth malted flavor with lingering toffee malt aftertaste. Creamy yeast texture on palate. No hint of the 6.7abv. Simply excellent brew.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz Bottle: I poured it too aggressively and it produced a gigantic, light-brown, frothy head that ran down the side of my stein! Eventually, most of it disappeared with a tiny one remaining to the end. It has rich malty aromas with flavors of creamy coffee and pitted fruit such as prunes and raisins. It is dark brown in color and has a smooth and thick body. A sticky lacing was observed. I also detected a slight metallic aftertaste as well (at first annoying, but later not noticed as much). I thought it would be appropriate in trying my first doppelbock to whip out my Bavarian stein that I have had for about 5 years (souvenir gift from mom in law), but never used. I washed the dust off, cooled it off for a few minutes in the freezer and poured the brew. As I drank this smashingly labyrinthine beer, I felt like dancing with the people on the stein! Vielen vielen Dank!
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Good-looking, good-smelling, good-tasting beer. Malty smooth, more body than you would expect from the pour. Creamy taste and feel, then its gone. Very good beer. Bottle comes with a little horsey toy. Wish it came with an extra ounce instead.