Reid (1949) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ah love the white plactic goat..its right on the key chain!.Also like ye olde fashioned label.
Now this has one terrific look about it it pours an opulent dark red, almost deep dark blood red..with a small off-white head that doesnt last too long.
Smell as expected with this style is super sweet and malty..so sweet its almost "winey"..but its pleasant not sickening.
The taste is slightly strange it sort of comes in waves..first an almost zanyy sweetness hits , then it fades to a small bitterness, then some sweetnes returns and is finished of with a wet unsweetned chocolate bitterness..very odd...but exciting certainlly.
Very very nice on the taste buds due to the 'waves" of flavour mention above!
A very good dopplebock..but for some reason i still prefer Salvator or Doppel-Hirsch, but this is nice stuff.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 Well this is the first time I had this style and I did like it. Are there many beers I like better yes but this is good. It has a smokey flavor with a creamy mouthfeel. It is a nice black with a hint of red in color. It smells rich and has a sweetness that is noticible. While I enjoy wit, wheat, and labics more overall, I would drink it again. Yet a hint of cough syrup in the flavor makes me amazed that it is SO highly rated. It does desvere a more then passing grade though
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a brown head that is small but long lasting. Very nutty smell. Taste isn't as strong as I'd expected. Somewhat nutty and buttery. Its good, but not as good as its been made out to be, in my opinion at least.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 On tap! This is still my favorite beer ever. It's so rich and has an amazing smooth complex malty fruity taste. Long live the goat!
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Springtime is bock time so with the first warm day in March I went to my nearest good beer retailer and picked up a four-pack of this bad boy for $10.99. This doppelbock was a heavily malted, chocolately-laced affair. From its deep chocolate-amber color to its hop-filled aroma, this beer was fizzy, filling and refreshing (a difficult combination.) Hint of daisies. Tinny, beefy and a hint of spice. Complex but strangely not overwhelming. The Yin and Yang of this beer was surely in good balance. Plus comes with the a collectible Celebrator christmas ornament or something.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 This beer is delicious. I don’t know how they would improve on its strong, yet smooth flavor. I love the light nutty taste. Normally I want more hops or less yeast in a beer. Lots of toast and some deep vanilla malt. One of the best dopplebocks you can get.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first Dopplebock and I think it was a good choice. Aroma was rasins with a nutty trailing sent. Appearance was deep and dark with a good lasting head and very good lacing. Flavor was complex and very well balanced a sweet overtone but not over the top and a mild hint of hops. Patate was rich and well coated. I highly recommend this beer!
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have waited many the days to enjoy this brew. I really love the mountain goat medallion on the bottle. A deep brown darkness with some plum highlites for the color. Gives average head. Has the aroma of a big ol pot of roasted dark fruits and nuts n maybe even some butterscotchy caramel thing or maybe even burnt brown sugar. Has the body of a fat woman. Flavors are thick and plentiful and include some dark fruits and maybe roasted nuttyness. I can see why it is a top five O beer now.
Ellbert (7) - USA - NOV 1, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: It poured a very deep Ruby Red color. Looks almost black. It had a huge beautiful head that lasted a while. it settled to a thin layer of foam with a beautiful lace.
Smell: Sweet with a little spiciness and hops. There is a musty smell to it that isn't that pleasant.
Taste: There is some prune flavor in there. A lot of malty sweetness with a little bit of a hop bite. Alcohol is present even though it is only 6.7
Palate: Very thick and meaty. Very nice carbonation. As mentioned by many, you almost need a knife and fork with this beer.
Overall: Very thick and full. Probably would not be able to have more than two of these per setting.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, amber tint.
Sweet smelling, some fruits and chocolate in the taste. Finishes dry.