JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Worth trying it despite its price. Best double bock Iíve ever had. Light brown full bodied head is lasting. Beautiful dark cherry color. Malty goodness for sure, ends with a slight hop flavor. Good balance- nice compexity
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Re-Rate- Bottle- Sampled @ Siebel during the German style tasting- Clear very dark brown color, brown head. Nose is dark fruit, malt dominates both the nose and body as it should.
(My Goat fell in during the pour!!!!) Pours a dark deep brown with beautiful thick foamy off white head. the lacing sticks to the wall of the vessel as is poured. Aroma is full of cereal (wheaties) and dark malt. Lots of cherries and darker fruits as well. Flavor is big and malty, full of dark fruit, and roasted toffee/caramel. Palate is somewhat acidic/sour. Finish is uneventful. 7-4-8-3-15
jb (2933) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 Wow. So dark I couldnít see through it, thick brown head. Banana and spices in the aroma. Sweet chewy palate but balanced nicely with hops and added grain. A wonderful beer. I was surprised thinking this was a mass-market offering.
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Its the only doppelbock Iíve had so I donít know what it should taste like....But it is chocolatey and carmely and has a rum like quality to it. Medium to low carbonation and a nice thick head. I liked it but I think it has a "weird" taste in the finish that I canít describe and donít like all that much so....Its good....but probably would not buy again due to so many other beers out there that I like more. Its ok.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black/dark brown. Creamy tan head. Roasted malt and bananas in the nose. Flavor to match with roasted coffee aftertaste. Hints of chocolate coming into the aroma and flavor as it warms. Subtle hops throughout also. Decent lacing. Medium/full- closer to medium body. Excellent.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of caramel, chocolate. Roasty. Pours dark with an off white head. Tastes of deep chocolate; very roasty. Smell is very chocolaty half way through. Taste is even more chocolate. after taste is a little bit of bitterness, but not too much. Head moves down with the beer, not clinging too much to the glass. Its getting better as it goes. Much more roastiness towards the bottom.
Rerate: Changed a few categories after finishing the beer. Deffinatly gets better as the glass gets lower.
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.