TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer pours murky reddish brown with a rather smallish off white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is rather restrained being mostly sweet malt. Flavor is decent and basically all malt. The big problem with this beer in this style is that everyone know that dopplebocks are supposed to taste like Celebrator. This is not even close. Even though I am a big Bells fan.
badgerben (4478) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It has a very dark amber color with little head. I must have had a bad bottle. It tasted of some yeast and some malt, but overall was just a watered down version of what a real doppelbock should be. I was horribly disappointed, but will try it again in the hopes of a turn around.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one pours an amber/brown color with a decent head and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and caramelly and sort of reminds me of cough syrup. The flavor is sweet with the same caramel feel that the aroma had. Pretty smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad beer.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, deep garnet - chestnut brown color. The aroma is well balanced, malty, not overpowering. The 8% alcohol is totally hidden as this goes does smoothly. Maltiness stays all the way to the finish. Thanks to Slikwily for sending this for me to try!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 Bottle pours a rather thick red brown color with a nice tan head and some lace. The aroma is of subtle malt. the flavor is malty, caramel, and just very nice. The palate is uber-rich. This is some thick stuff. Overall, this is real good.
egajdzis (5358) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured ruby red with a thick creamy yellowish tan head. Sweet and spicy malt aroma. Taste of caramel, fruit, and spice with the finish being just slightly alcoholic and a very nice mouthfeel.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet juicy malt! This is for sure a malt lovers dream. The color is brown red and the taste is of apples and cinnamon. It is very smooth and I cannot believe its 8%. Like switching from a winter coat to a spring coat this dopple is a nice transition from the stouts and barley wines. Wheats here I come! Note to Larry at Bell's: Why such a limited release? Don't be bashful with something this nice!
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and rich... and smooooooooth. Caramelly and rich, yet smooth and balanced... excellent brew.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tad too sweet, says I. It's a shame, because everything else about this is highly awesome.
Suttree (5177) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 Thanks to slikwily for this trade! Reddish brown. Rotten aple arom, but in a good way (really!). Some apples flavors come through in the flavor, as well. Malty sweet up front. a little alcohol in the finish. Very full bodied.