scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice strong caramel flavor, indicitive of the style. long lasting finish.
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very robust, with tons of caramel aroma and flavor. The fairly sweet, assertive malt is well balanced with the hops. Powerful without being overpowering, and an excellent example of the style.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 Strong toffe and caramel flavors with a full body that seems to melt in your mouth, combined with a nice hop finish. Simply fantastic, the best dopplebock in the world.
joet (2039) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 7, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Definitely well built, and gorgeous with its near black body and substantial Coke colored head. The nose is subdued toffees and yeast. Roast flavors of bitter cocoa and caramel. Clean and soft mouthfeel and finish.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Not the best dopplebock that I have encountered. Very dark but thin on the tounge and cloyingly sweet.
canary dog (640) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, dark and alcoholic aroma. Thin head on top of root beer body. Delicate Brussels lace clings to the glass like grungy cobwebs. Wonderful palate of soft and mushy mouthfeel. Tastes has many notes, dark and earthy notes like currant or licorice. Alcohol is beautifully managed, I hardly noticed it on the tastebuds. Finish is slightly hoppy and very smooth. Not nearly as sweet as I anticipated- a plus. A very enjoyable drinking experience. This was obviously the inspiration for Anchor Christmas beer.
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rosendale Brewmeister99 (55) - Rosendale, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a fine dopplebock!
Almeter, The Aryan God of Beer (13) - USA - AUG 25, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
great beer, the only reason i didnt give it a perfect score is just incase i die tomorrow and there something better in heaven. this stuff is simply awesome. the whole process from taking off the foil wrapped cap to your last sip is enjoyable. the only negative is the price and the fact that i have only found one place in my home town (buffalo) that sells it.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The only negative I can find is the prohibitively expensive price. This sets the standard for the doppelbock style; its main competitor, Salvator, doesn’t hold a candle in terms of richness and/or chewiness. Savor this with a thick pepper steak, game, or after the meal.