StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid performance. Fizzy, amber brown color. Big head that keeps booming in my .5L boot glass. Strong malted spice scent. Taste is full, and of caramel malts, roasted oak and oranges. Spider web like lacing and a creamy head that stays afloat throughout the experience. Toffee-like aftertaste. Alcohol is identifiable throughout. I’m happy that I got the 6-pack because this is a great seasonal beer to have as my daily drinker for the next week.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a thin off whtie head. Smells sweet and caramelly. Very caramel sweet taste with some bitterness to balance nicely. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper/orange in color with a soapy white head. Big sweet malt aroma. Flavor has alot of caramel and maybe some dark fruits. Very nice overall. A little surprised by the score though.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a carmel color with light brown head that disspates right after pour. Taste is sweet carmel, some chocolate. A nice bitter after taste finishes a great beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy bright amber-copper color with a nice foamy lasting white head with some lacing. Has a sweet fruity and nutty aroma. Sweet and malty roasty caramel flavors very sweet in the finish, medium body with a slick and smooth mouthfeel, burning alcohol finish.
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one sort of missed the mark for me. It seems like it’s lost somewhere between their stouts and ales. Not very refreshing at all.
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zis vas ein passable Doppelbock, but for ze pfenning, I be liken mein Cherman brews. Zis bier hat nein hoppen character to be balancink ze malty ness. Gif zis bier to all ze BMC types to be meeting zhem vis real bier.
Earlier Rating: 1/30/2005 Total Score: 3.3
#6148 A nice doppel but is rather lightly hopped for style, the hops never do assert themselves at any time, All the right malt flavors are there to the finish but the beer was flat by that time. This reminds me of some of my experimental homebrew batches.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, notes of malty fruit combined with traditional dopplebock style makes this a nice brew, not overly impressed but a nice choice.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. poured a fiery reddish orange with a quickly fading tan head. sweet malty aroma and flavor and with an 8% abv it has a bit of a kick upon finishing the glass. Good beer but can’t say I enjoyed it much as the Illini go down to defeat in the conference finale at Ohio State for the first time this season to ruin their chance at an unfeated regular season.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt carmel raisin aroma, sweet mellow malt with hints of currant and figs, smooth and sweet in the aftertaste, this is right up there with Ayinger and my other favorite doppels