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Loaded with a great depth of malt complexity. Huge and rich as can be, yet exhibiting a great smoothness on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6044) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Rivals Celebrator in my opinion. Has a sweet malty aroma - akin to tobacco juice. Thick, murky dark brown appearance. Has a light mocha colored head with good lacing. Excellent malty flavor - detect raisins and dates - just the right amount of sweetness without being cloying. Thick viscous mouthfeel - coats your mouth. Overall an excellent dopplebock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
My first impressions all involved close Celebrator comparisons. Very well done beer and I think it can be seen as a slightly lesser version of Celbrator. Smooth, I think that's a slight sherry flavor, dark amber color. My only problem was it brought back painful memories of Sam Adams Triple Bock. I think I can get over it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Ruby-brown color, minimal, dissipating head. Minimal carbonation. Velvety smooth, sweet butterscotch malt flavors and body with just enough hop to balance it. Great, easy drinking doppelbock. A higher quality tasting beer than Optimator.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
2001 bottle aged about a year: Richly dark with a slight ruby hue and fastly dissipating head. Sweet butterscotch malt aroma followed by a full sweet toffee-like body. Reminds me a lot of Celebrator, but just a (small) step behind. I have to agree with the last two raters and give this a 3.9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Nice reddish dark color to this beer. Very nice roasted malt flavor that lasts great and is smooth through the finish. Capital’s doppel has slightly less flavor than Celebrator and not as complex, but a solid beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2002
This beer poured a dark red amber color and had a nice light tan head that left some lace. An incredible aroma of malt and chocolate to this beer, one of the more powerful aromas I have smelled(lived with smokers all my life, so that takes some doing). The taste was of malt and chocolate. The finish was fairly good, and the body lighter than a stout and some porters, but what you would expect in this style. A good beer and worth checking out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2002
Reddish brown color, dissipating head, while the beer, in my view, looks terrific, it looks like the flavor will just explode in your mouth, but that doesn’t happen, instead it’s a very dry, bitter flavor that doesn’t evolve or unwind, a somewhat lifeless flavor with a slightly fruity aftertaste, but remains bitter and dry on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Clear copper, could be darker per the namesake. Minimal edge head. Very light, if any, carbonation. Heavy molasses aroma intertwined with plum notes. Medium body. Expansive. Loaded with thick caramel and molasses traits, faint fruitiness and a mild hop spiciness. Has that earthy, hard water, German quality that all Capital brews have, which exhibits their honest to style moniker. Finishes fuller with a rich and lasting malt flavor. Yet another top quality Doppelbock from the lager maestro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4958) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Quite dark brown with a moderate head. Malt predomiinates and slightly out of balance with the alcohol. Kirby tends to push the limits with the alcohol which distract from the malt sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002

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