Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet vinous nose with a hint of caramel. Slightly reddish brown. Quickly diminishing head. Sugary sweet and malty. Slippery on the tongue. Nice.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
After the first Moretti I had, I fully expected this to be awful and so I was pleasantly surprised. Appearance is great — clear, dark, reddish gold with a huge pumpkin colored head. Nose of roasted malt. Plenty of malt in the taste, not as much hops as I expected to balance the malt, and the same sort of cough syrup taste that I associate with many big reddish beers (raisin d'extra) and barleywines. I did not expect to find it here and it is a little unbalanced or out of place. Good full mouth feel.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malt aroma, reminiscent of a German dunkel or a Russian dark (which are patterned after German Dunkels). Small, light tan head with a red body. Lace is average. Flavor is very malty, similar to Baltika 6. More malty than I care for, but some folks like that just fine.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty red color, crystal clear, slightly malty nose & it has a smooth taste. It's a very drinkable beer. The maltiness is good and, as expected, not much bitterness.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a dark red/ruby color and a malt smell. Taste is smooth malts and finishes smooth with light bitterness. Overall not a bad beer at all.
kumite56 (468) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red color. Very malty and good body. In my oppinion however, the parts of this beer rate better than the beer as a whole. I did not like the Robitussin like taste.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad doppelbock. chocolate aroma. honey soy chicken flavour. pleasantly thick and smooth but still seems a bit thin and gutless
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There are beers that I would buy anytime and anywhere, and then there are beers that are perfectly suitable for accompanying a meal, when dining out. I would put this pleasant, malty, reddish-amber beer in the latter category. Although inevitably served too cold and lacking much head, it is a light, but flavorful beer with some subtlety, hints of wine, fruit, herbal nose when opened (but quickly fading), etc., but also somewhat course at times - i.e., alcohol not well-integrated. I would say that its better than its Mexican counterparts as a restaurant beer. Could use more hops at the finish.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vekry slight head that didn't last very long; nice but faint malt smell; good smooth flavor with just a slightly bitter finish.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bready smell mixed with malts and light honey. Mouth feel was chewy and thick, like a slice of wet bread. The main thing i got from the taste was honey and bread. I dont know what to make of it really. Its weird finding out that this was a dopplebock...i orignally thought it was some kind of wheat or dunkel gone horribly awry. Its different...we'll leave it at that. If you want to introduce yourself to the doppelbock style...try this first.