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.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 It smelled fruity with a hint of grain. It was brown and had a fizzy off-white head with good lacing that diminishes quickly. Flavor is sweet and finishes sweet. Good body with a creamy texture.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy reddish brown with a potent malt aroma, big whitish/tan head, sweet malty, no hops to speak of, quite good
temporrari (388) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2002 vintage on tap: I can't say I liked this beer exactly, or disliked it. I dunno what to say about this beer. It was very odd. Like nothing I've had. I expected something similar to Celebrator, got nothing of the sort. Cloudy, opaque dark brown, long lasting tan head. I don't know what else to say besides it was weird and off, didn't taste like anything I've ever had, and it really wasn't all that impressive. The only Bell's that has let me down so far. Also, only my second doppelbock.