kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 Pours a clear copper topped by a small off white head. Aroma is medium sweet with caramel, cherry, bread and light earth. Flavor is caramel, raisin and some cherry. Medium body, sticky texture. A very aromatic Dopple.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous red color; Head was even pinkish; Aroma of cherry syrup; Very full mouthfeel. Sweet cherry. Fantastic. Very smooth.
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
crisp, woody aroma with a red tinged orangeish color. subtle beginning with a noticeable, tough to place earthy finish. quite nice.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the kinda brilliant copper color you see in the leaves at autumn. Little head disappears quickly.Big sweet malty nose.Lush full palate slides across the tongue. Malty sweetness is just rolling around the mouth. Hinting at something like maple syrup? This is delicious and the perfect beer for fall in my opinion. Thanks to maxpower for this one!
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whoa goodness. How smooth can this be?! A wonderful interpretation of a doppelbok. A very floral aroma with a massive amount of malts. I think this beer would be enjoyed by even the newest of beer drinkers.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear reddish/brownish color, with very minimal carbonation and a slight head quickly dissipating to a thin lens. aroma is pretty malty with some bready, moderately sweet flavors. somewhere in the aroma, i detect a little hint of magic marker..ha.not that i ever sniff those.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma reminded me of becks dark but with more wheat smell. Head quickly dissipated. tasted even better at warmer temps. great winter beer.
Indra (2558) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2003 Spicy, caramelized malt aroma. Fiery red-orange color with a rapidly diminishing head and some faint streams of effervescence. Flavor revolves around the sweet caramel malt, but has some fruitiness, mainly red apple, and a lightly toasty, not quite full-on roastiness. A light bitterness follows the malt through to the finish, which is lip-smackingly sweet. Body is medium, palate is actually a bit thinner than some doppels and is very smooth. Good, definitely.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Map Room, Chicago, 10/19/02. Third great beer in a row, though hard to top Dreadnaught and Bells 5000. Still, this is a very respectable earthy, intensely flavorful doppel. Medium body, little head, dark amber, slightly smoky, piney, tarry aroma with strong caramel backbone to the body and a slight hop kick on the end. Very sweet overall, but not disgustingly so. Notes would be more detailed if this hadn’t been my 3rd 9% beer in a row on an empty stomach; amazed I could stand!
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t really seem like any doppelbock that I had had before. Strong, but not that much body. Not quite a "brandy snifter" beer, but warmer than many. The flavors (beyond a powerful sweetness) are subdued, a little too subdued for my taste.