Radek Kliber (6589) - 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 (3679) - 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
Wasnít that brazy about this. Iím half in the bag and this still didnít have the gratest flaobro in the worl.d Frankyl, if is was totally sober I dodnít 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.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I didnít like this one! I keep detecting a "dumpster juice" aroma in American bocks and doppels. Some Brazil nut (yep, jigga-toez) and rotten fruit in there too. Malty, bland. ugh.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Im just opening my first bottle now............................................... brown in color, a little darker than the Best Brown. The taste is......TASTY!!
After drinking a few of these I still cant put my finger on what I am tasting. It definetly has a fruity taste. I will get this one again!.........OK kinda tastes like is has hints of raisens!
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled a two year olad bottle last night. Attractive deep ruby with a persistant head and little cascading bubbles the entire glass. Sweet malt aroma. Smooth roasted matl flavor and caramel sweetness. Finish is decently dry. Extremely nice american doublebock.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown colour, with hints of ruby. Hints of nuts, clean and smooth, but not the great flavours I have come to expect from Bells.