SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The class of the doppelbocks. Unique amongst the competition, with a more chocolate-like finish (as opposed to a sweeter, carmel-like flavor that several others of the style display). Dark, with a foamy tan head. Good lacing and retention. Every time I've done taste-tests with other doppelbocks, Celebrator wins. Long live the king!
alanC (36) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber color with a nice, creamy tan head that sticks around a while. Malty and dark fruit aroma. Roasted caramel, toffee flavors with very little hops. A very good beer!
JSmith1181 (13) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first beer rate, so don't take me to seriously until I get this down pat. However I must say, I am extremly impressed with this beer. From the bottle, to the aroma, to the head and the taste. It was one of the best beers I've had. Yes my first rate, but not my first beer. I also have plenty if anyone is willing to trade ;-).
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First of all, this beer comes in one of my favorite bottles. I love the little ram tag that hangs from the neck. The bottle, the label, the pendant, they all say class. And class is exactly what you get when you pour a glass of this beer. From the big creamy brown head that lasts forever and leaves some sweet lacing to the perfectly carbonated cola colored body. This is an incredibly complex beer. The aroma is fruity, malty, bittersweet, smoky, satisfying and lively. Sometimes the aroma is crisp, fresh and yeasty; other times it is that of fresh raw wort. Flavors of malt, hops, lingering alcohol, and assorted fruits combine to create a magical taste experience. With each sip the flavor profile changes: sometimes you get roasted malt, sometimes full hop flavor, sometimes smoky alcohol kisses, always delicious. This is one of those beers that would be great to have on hand all the time and yet is better left for those special occasions where only a beer called Celebrator will do. Simply one of the best!
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, creamy tan head. Body is black, good fruity, malt aromas. Burnt malt flavors, witha slightly bitter finish. Wow, what a beer.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 Huge creamy light brown head... almost total black body... slight red hue comes through. I pick up good amounts of fruit in the aroma, but its a bit light in strength. Apple, peach, concord grape. A bit toasty also. Tastes of burnt oak, cherry, blueberry, maple, molasses. Very sweet, but not overly or fake sweet. Slight burnt bitter finish. Fairly thick and creamy. I really enjoyed this beer.
scottk (8) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very complex dark to black beer. Delicious creamy head. Full bodied but not overly so. Great example of the style.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, almost black. Slight head that was creamy in color and consistency. There is a slight aroma of roasted malt that is hard to get a whif of because of the almost over-powering smell of alcohol. It fades quickly and lets through the malt aromas nicely. Smoked malts, alcohol, and a nutty flavor round out the flavors. It coats the mouth but not to the point of drowning out any other flavors. Seems to have more than 6.7% ABV in the taste. I like that.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear very deep ruby amber with a thick frothy beige head. Sweet aroma of molasses, plum, fig, cookie dough, light roast, chocolate, ginger and raisin. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Complex, vinous flavor of plum, raisin, molasses, black cherry, red apple, light roast and chocolate with a hint of pepper. My favorite doppelbock, not that I've had many. Very good.
Justforkikx (2) - Corona, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful hop aroma and flavor. Dark ale without being thick. Very smooth finish. Drink at cellar temperature to fully enhance the flavors. This beer offers more distinct flavors than can be listed here.