JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 Not a bad bock. Malty aroma. Dark reddish brown. Malty sweet as with many Dobbels. It does taste a little like brown sugar mixed with carmel, but not overwelming. Good Beer!
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orangy brown, beige head. malty aroma with subdued notes of chocolate and fruit. smooth mouthfeel. nice sweet flavours of caramel vanilla and candied fruit. earthy bitterness.
Oakes (13000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fiery orangey brown; aroma: blackberries, toffee, rich malts, vanilla, maple. Sweet, with notes of caramel sugar. High viscosity. Long malty finish.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling bright copper, little tan head. Malt, fruit and a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Body is alcoholic with a light malt backbone that comes up sweet. Smooth with a touch of hops in the finish, gets to be a bit too sweet. There are better doppelbocks.
Radek Kliber (6571) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average in look, bright amber, with touch of spark. Sweet honey like aroma, quiet nice I must say. Interesting bitterness, matched well with sweet aroma. Touch of spruce.
jsquire (3613) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pretty amber color with a nice tight, tan head. Sherry flavors with faint roasty grains and a warming, alcohol finish. Nice caramel sweetness. Good body and well balanced.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stunning stuff. Full bodied, warming, sweet and a huge mouthful. There is no other Doppelbock I would ever want in my hand! Seasonal, so run to it in the spring!
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wasn’t that brazy about this. I’m half in the bag and this still didn’t have the gratest flaobro in the worl.d Frankyl, if is was totally sober I dodn’t know if i"d like this at all. Fairly strong hint of mollasses and caramel in this.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A decent doppelbock. It does have a strange almost sour feel, but it was very good with choclate cake.
Kodos (205) - USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel colored large head, fruity/malt nose definately raisiney. This stuff tastes like.....Bleu Cheese!!! a strange combination of sour/fungus/sweet...Not something I really can say is good in a beer. Finishes with a bitter bite and then big alcohol. Ok, but not great.