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.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmm, nice. Hazy, dark red-brown. Interesting nose, smells like spiced Christmas pears (assuming people do actually spice pears for Christmas, it'd smell like this). Initial flavor is of maple syrup and molasses. Slightly biscuity and toasty, a bit of fruitiness, but the predominant flavor is dark, sweet malts. Nice palate, sticky enough to coat the inside of the mouth nicely. Good stuff.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the Kalamazoo's tasting at the brickskeller: An intresting doppelbock. I can't say i enjoyed it (which was rare at my table) but i need more then dark malt flavor.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great doppelbock. A great balance of hops and malt with that alcohol presence that seems a trait of bocks. It only got better as it warmed.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottled). Malty caramel or toffee nose. Attractive reddish brown, nearly brilliantly clear. Moderately full bodied beer leads with vinuous dark toasty malt leading to a mildly astringent bitter follow-through that I would not describe as exactly smooth. Lingering peppery alcohol with nice warming effect.