hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured very dark red. Small head quickly diminishing. Aroma is of burnt caramel. Flavor is too burnt for me. Good doppplebock, but not something I would buy again. Lots of better beers out there. Not worthy of the 100 percentile rating that ratebeer gives it.
Oh well, nothing new.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep carmel with a nice thick cap of tan head. Gentle toasty grain aromas...and something that reminds me of angelfood cake. Amazingly clean and smooth on the palate. Flavors of toffee and carmel with just a bit of roasty chocolate. Not necessarily my style of choice, but never-the-less, clearly a well crafted beer, brewed with great single-mindedness and purpose.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours brown with a nice tan head. flavor is quite wonderful. Kind of bitter with a malty finish. A very enjoyable brew.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a lover of Belgians and imperial stouts, I fail to understand the hype surrounding this beer..I will come back to it at a later time when I expand my tastes. It wasnít bad mind you, just would never choose it over my usual beers. Looked like Pepsi in the glass, the head quickly vanished. Taste was somewhat bititer, not too sweet, and malty. It did go down pretty quick though.
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Now that it is finally bock season I can sample the brew that I have most anticipated for a long while, and it does not disappoint! A malt loverís dream (yes, thatís me) this doppel pours a dark brown with an enormous head, which recedes momentarily and permits filling the glass the rest of the way. Held up to the light, the beer changes from a nearly opaque brown to a beautifully ruddy black cherry. The aroma is thick with malt and dark fruit, as is the flavor. Malty sweetness up front, with more dark fruit in the middle, and a little hoppy bite at the finish. A thick, chewy palate rounds out what may be the best beer on the planet, at least for my personal (and admittedly malt-biased) tastes. The only drawback is that itís $11 for a 4-pack. I suppose itís a good thing this isnít available here year round, or Iíd be absolutely broke (and probably weigh 40 pounds more). Prosit!
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins and syrup. Flavor is very malty with chocolate and plums. Very smooth, alcohol is barely noticeable.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First of all, some bitchass iím with decided to just click "back" as i was writing a worthy review to this excellent brew. Iím too lazy to redue it. But the creamy, thick, tan head, coupled with a delicious fruity and caramel flavor makes me want more of this delic.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured dark reddish brown with small tan head. Aroma is like an SS Imperial Stout with fruit and molasses hints. Tasted some raisin in there along with caramel and roast. Smooth finish with no trace of alcohol going down but a nice warming in my stomach told me it was indeed there. Just a very complex beer and it all blended well together. Highly impressed by this and enjoyed every drop.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Bunkypop for hooking a brother up multiple times! Pours a dark body, black, with a mocha coloured head, that is thick as nails. Aromas are smokey, malty roasted nuts, chocolatey coffee, and meaty spiceness. Weird! Taste is smoked nuts and malt, with some campfire notes hitting everywhere. Nice complexity I cannot describe. Finish is smoooooooth, dry, alcohol not even here a trace!!!
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahhh, anuzzer doppelbock! I be luffink zhese biers. Zis bier has zhe caramel nose unt sveetness. Zhe tasten ist zhe zame vis much sweet candy caramel dominatink most ov zhe utter flavorink. Not az complex az Paulaner it ist. Zo may be Helga be likeink zis one vis itís mild hoppink.
Earlier Rating: 2/26/2005 Total Score: 4
A great looking beer, nose of caramel, honey and roasted malt. A very sweet caramel flavor with very mild hop bitterness. This is not my choice of a traditional Doppelbock but it is in the ballpark. This beer would be ideal for initiating the Budmiloors crowd to a great Doppel.