BIG746 (13) - Hockessin, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is very good. But, for the price of this I can get 12 Optimators...which I think is just as good.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
wow, what a great beer. Dark ruby, almost black in color. A roasted malty doppel with TONS of flavor. I gots to get me more of this brew.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/11/02: Black/tan head...slight roasted nut aroma, good nutty flavor, burnt nut flavor with alcohol overtones, good but nothing spectacular
Re-Rate 9/24/02: burnt sugar snow storms w/ nut encrusted berries..bitter like peanut skins..better than good..maybe a tad short from spectacular..
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
To be honest, I expected a bit more form this one after reading all of the rave reviews. And trust me, I have sampled numerous Dopplebocks to this point in time, and they have become on of my preferred styles. However, I would have to say that this brew is on about the same level as Optimator or Salvator. It does have a richer taste in the initial sip, but thins on the palate as it goes down. All in all, a very good brew, but not worth the $13/six-pack they are charging down here.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious beer for everyday drinking. Dark amber color. Delectable roasted malt aromas and flavors are what set this beer apart from the pack. There’s some dark chocolate notes and a light creamy sweetness. The hops are barely noticeable. I have always felt this beer lacks a bit in complexity though.
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2002
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Did not like this at all.
Updated 11/12/02 I’m going to have
another and give a more detailed
explanation of my rating.
Fatso99 (2) - USA - NOV 12, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can’t add much to the descriptions posted here. Celebrator has been the king of doppelbocks for the ten years I have been drinking them.
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Bottle-If you get this stuff fresh, its probably the best malt-based beer out there! Super Sweet aroma-spice, banana, brown sugar, chocolate. Deep brown with small carbonation, looks like a nirto pull. Lots of malt in the flavor-chocolate, carmel and dark malts comprise a very complex profile. Finish is somewhat dry with some coffee notes-very sweet!
Very deep and dark malty chocolate finish. Good aftertaste that makes you want more.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Deep dark ruby hue. Frothy beige head. Aromas of fruitcake, bready, raisons, plum, molasses, very earthy. My goodness...what a complex palate. Starts off nice and sweet, earthy, dark carmelized fruit. Velvet smoothness is incredible. Hops are there in the finish, as well as a strong smokey character. This is the bomb double bock, the best of show no doubt.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a deep chocolate/coffee finish. Very tasty and comes with a nice raM toy for the kids