puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 Well, not the most complex beer in the world, but Iíll be damned if it ainít damn delicious. Deep black with a nice foam head rising nearly an inch above my glass (hell yeah!). Aroma of sweet malt, melon, cherries, honey, maybe even some soft cheese. Drinking this beer is like drinking a chocolate malt milkshake. Palate is perfect, never once seeming too thin or too thick. Leaves no nasty aftertaste, no offensive tastes whatsoever (as Iíve found almost every single beer does to some degree). Flavor is robustly malty though never overbearing, and hops are perfectly balanced without even leaving a pinch of bitterness. A+
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown with reddish hues. Beautiful tan head. Amazing aroma and a rich and bold flavor. I must admit Iím new to Doppelbocks, but this one will certainly have me trying many more. Nice.
MattShizzle (599) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent representation of a Doppelbock. Not super sweet like some versions. Though it is obviously strong immediately upon tasting!
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny, the picture of it here was nothing lke the beer I poured from a Grapevine Market 4-pack. Mine was black. Held up to a 100w bulb it was Bing cherry ruby red. Black. The head was tan, thin, and disappeared quickly. Not flat, but not too exciting either. All the great flavors and balance were commendable, but I canít give it the same high marks. Even with the free goat trinket, itís just another stout. Guys, the Emperor is naked.
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, with just a tad of a tanner brown light showing. Very nice sniff of sweet malt, vanilla and tobacco. Malty and smoke like taste. I wasnít able to taste the fruity notes. Maybe it was because I decided to poison myself with a cigarette while drinking this brew. Great beer, maybe slightly overrated.
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured a clear dark reddish- brown with an amber head. Aroma was sweet malts and dark fruit. Flavors of roasted malt,carmel and mild coffee with a bitter finish.
ambergirl (3) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It is to the evening as a mocha is to the morning. Itís dark appearance and chocolate-molasses flavor makes it a wonderful choice to celebrate having a good day.
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smell of molasses, chocolate and coffee. The appearance is really dark, almost like a stout. The taste is just freaking fantastic. Literally a celebration in my mouth. So smooth, so good, it makes every glass a time to celebrate.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With 800+ ratings, itís probably impossible to add anything new that hasnít been said. So, I wonít. Iíll just determine the #ís like I normally would.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice roasted aroma. A deep amber brown color and nice head. A pleasant nutty and roasted flavor to the beer. Goes down very smoothly.