MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a rich brown-red with a tan head, and clear. Nose is of malt, but I also pick up hints of butterscotch and alcohol, and maybe a little fruitiness, like strawberry. Malty flavor, with a touch of hops, and a strawberry flavor again, and a little butteryness. Sticky and big. The diacytle level is too high in this brew to make it anything more than average, and if I am detecting it, there is definitely a problem...
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy light brown, average head. Nice amber-orange color. Cookie and caramel nose. Average banana and plumt taste. Toasted. Oily texture, medium body with a metallic finish. Nice
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramelly sweet nose with some chocolate tones in the background. Murky ruddy brown color and foamy tan head. Creamy syrupy malt base - maple syrup? Touch of toffee late in the profile. Thick and sweet - a little too much so and untrue to style. Heavier than other doppelbocks, but in the end a quality brew for sure.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a medium off-white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is nutty with an alcoholic apple fruitiness as well. Flavor is nice and malty with the sour apple flavor and some light bitterness. Body is full and rich. Good beer here.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small fizzy off-white head, clings to the side of the snifter. Clear reddish mahogany. Hmm... A bock aroma. Nutty berries. Good, but a bit light. Excellent flavor. Pretty good blend of sour and sweet... maybe cherry and grapes, with a touch of nutty coffee and a very sweet finish. It has a thick body, but it isn't syrupy. Good!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bloody clouded amber..nice full sheet of froth..slightly sour touched, nutty, salty, and slightly berry accented aroma..malty, sweet, nutty, custard like flavors..almost flan-ish with some pecans...good solid stuff, eh.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, tulip glass. Caramel and dark bread malt (M); light brown sugar nose with an unfortunate hint of green apples. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a moderately sweet finish. I taste watermelon Jolly Ranchers. In fact, that’s all I taste. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: another artifically sweet American doppelbock.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This doppelbock pours iwth a murky brown body with reddish tinting, topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, malty and fruity with notes of caramel apples, a touch of butter and the slightest bit of alcohol. The flavor is sweet, malty and full of apple. There is a slight bitternes, especially in the finish, and a slight breadiness with alcohol in the background. Full bodied, smooth and warming.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
6148 marked on the neck-banded bottle. Clear mahogany-red body, very small ring of bubbles. No lacing. Heavy malt aroma, has caramel, molasses and overripe banana/plum. There’s a dry, grainy component as well. The flavor has a tart woodiness. It’s sweet of course, focusing on caramel and dark fruit , but it has a strong tart wood as well. The finish has sweet tartness with a touch of bitter hops. I think I like my dopplebocks a little sweeter and hoppier a la Autmnal Fire. This guy is an odd one with its tart flavors.
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red with a small fast disappearing tan head. Smell is malt, soy sauce and fruit. Taste is not that sweet for a dopplebock: malty, earthy, roasty, slightly fruity, however, there was a off-twang I didn;t like. Finish is malty, a little hops, and alcohol. Thanks to slikwily for this.