McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty flavor. I haven't decided whether or not I like the aftertaste however. One sip I'll like it and the next I'll hate it.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2003 Tasted in DC from Cairo. Deep dark brown colour, nice white head. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, hints of chocolate. Flavour isn't as big as aroma. Subtle malty sweet chocolaty taste. Light hop flavour.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice deep brown with reddish hues. Small fine head with good lacing. Nice rounded coffee flavor with the right touch of bitterness. A very good doppelbock!
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb example of Doppelbock style. Poured a deep brown color with a generous head. Rich, luscious, smooth mothfeel.
Celebrator was dominated by sweet caramel, raisins, and roasted malt flavors with subtle floral, fruity, and spicy notes. Very complex. A little pricy but very good.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Damn, this is overrated. I enjoyed it, yes. But I don't see myself having another one soon.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer, sweet not overpowering very clean easy going down. The strength of the alchahol is hardly noticed. Great beer.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer starts out with a burnt fruit aroma, it smells a bit sweet. Dark brown to black in color. Supprisingly not as sweet as the aroma would suggest. A subtle mild burnt malt taste, with alcohol evident in the finish. Predominantly malty with a bit of hop bitterness evident. A hint of burn raisin flavor in it as well.
TADDYPRTR (6) - USA - AUG 12, 2003 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Gorgeous beer! Dark and thick pour with an oak, malty and aged nose. Taste is full and lingering, chocolate. My absolute favorite beer. Of course i was a bit spoiled, it was my first real beer many years ago.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours the normal yellow/golden color with a small head and little lacing on the glass. The aroma had nothing special that stood out to me … but my nose isn't great. I found the taste to be a little bitter although somewhat enjoyable for a doppelbock. This was a fairly enjoyable beer, but there are many others that I would prefer over it - it is far more hyped than I think it is worth.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2004 A very beautiful beer. A dark, rich pour, with a porter like head, white, with hints of brown seeping through. Long lasting full bodied flavor with a full feel in the mouth. Chewy flavor, with plums, figs and raisins, very spicy and smokey, with a bit of a bite in the aftertaste. Highly recommended.