mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep caramel color with medium-sized, creamy, off-white head that diminishes fairly quickly. Slightly hot aroma of alcohol and malt. Slightly smoky, reminds me somewhat of a clean, malty Scottish Ale. Initial bitterness in the flavor leading to a sweet maltiness. A bit more bitterness than I'd like in this style but not bad. Some caramel flavors--tastes as though the wort was carmelized in the kettle. Fairly clean. Medium-to-full bodied. Not my favorite Doppelbock, but not bad.
Rastacouere (6144) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Chocolate brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty of course, somewhat bold, smokey with notes of cigar and tobacco. The taste seemed a tad too bold for me, not really clean, too packed with an earthy sweet character I didn't quite enjoy, especially in the aftertaste. Palate is flawless though, oatmeal stout round and smooth.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper orangey body w/ a great lasting cap of frothy tan foam. Very malty w/ a toasty malt, light roasty, and raisiny aroma with just a hint of alcohol. Very malty flavor to start as well. Very well balanced with a sweet malty finish as any good dopple is! Raisiny flavor with hints of roastiness and a nice deep caramel sweetness. Finish is very malty and clean, no hops whatsoever in this one! Very full bodied w/ a light carbonation and a warming alcohol, overall very smooth. Another great creation by Kalamazoo brewing, although this still falls behind Expedition Stout IMHO.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with small tan head. Aroma is sweet with alot of malt. Taste is sweet and rather smooth. Fruit is noticed until the end.Finishes with a malt feel in your mouth.
MajorGlory4 (5) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very complex flavor seems a bit to sweet for me but it is still a must try.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a coppery-carmel translucent color. The aroma was soft and mossy. The brew left a some residue-y feeling in the mouth. Light carbonation. Somewhat sweet in flavor.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a translusent brown. Aroma of sweet malt with a slightly astringent quality. Taste of dark fruit, cinnamon, and sweet malt. Medium body.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 A great Doppelbock. I'm surprised it's only 3.5. Excellent malt flavor, well balanced and not overly sweet.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this Bell's offering. Reddish brown in color - off white head. Hugely fruity. Pears. Juicy fruit gum. Toasted marhsmallows. Lots of doughy, oaty, malt characteristics. Nicely sweet.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This is everything doppelbock should be. Sweet without being syrupy and powerful without overdone. Perfect amounts of fruitiness, which I find to be a terribly important quality in a doppelbock. This has a tremendous amount of class.