heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet vanilla almost oaky aroma. Hint of spicy alcohol. Sweet dark and thick, a touch metallic. Pretty tasty.
demitriustown (1166) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 Bottle: Pours a dark maroon with a billowing white head that lasts. Small chocolate and caramel notes in the aroma with some grassy scents. Taste is Chocolate, caramel, toffee, malts, lightly hoppy, prunes, and rather sugary. Rather watery and abrupt palate is not exciting at all. Decent Doppelbock but when there are gems like Celebrator and Salvator that I can get regularly this is an afterthought. Try it once with the 94 cent singles at Trader Joe’s that would be your best bet.
walleye (1087) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the bottle. poured a reddish brown with a light tan head and no lacing. aroma roasted malts, caramel, sugar, molasses, a little chocolate. flavor, roasted malts, chocolate, plums, brown sugar, some hops. mouth feel was a little thin. but not to bad of a beer.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I don’t know if I got a bad batch or what, but this tastes like someone didn’t finish the mash when they were making it-yuck. If you’re going to call something a winter brew, at least put some spices in it. Pass on this.. ick.
jgentgesdo (685) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark, clear brown with very thin white head. Nose is burnt sugar. The flavor is molasses (strongly), maple syrup, artificial caramel. Very, very sweet (lactose? maltose? Not sure). Definite roasted notes. Thin, slightly oily mouthfeel. I like the mildly bitter aftertaste. Alcohol completely hidden which is impressive. Rather forgettable but would be good for your friends you are trying to ease into drinking real beer.
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. brown longneck bottle. No freshness date seen, but it’s the 2005 batch. Poured out a dark amber color, with a decent tan colored head. the head stayed around to the bottom of the glass. Aromas are of chocolate malts, earthy hops, some diacetyl as well. Slight butterscotch aromas & flavors. Not a good thing for a Dopplebock. Some smoke in the finish, medium mouthfeel. Hops are well hidden, almost non-existent. Decent winter warmer though.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown, short tan head. Although this has some toasty malts, I mostly get a sweet plummy taste out of this, grapes and a lingering sweet stickyness - hardly balanced, I can’t drink more than one of these in a session - there is a little bit of a roast/hop at the end, slight smoke and coffee at the back of the tongue. Grab some of this for your holiday party for sure.
Terminus (3446) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-pours deep brown amber with a mall soapy off-white head. Big chocolate note comes to me at first with some notes of smoke (hickory) and some nice carmel undertones. some woodsy notes in the flavors with touches of smoke, chocolate, and slightly ashy. body is full, round and fairly nice! pretty good, but i liked their bock a little better.
Reid (2178) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mahogany brown colured, with a large super dense frothy/bubbly dark tan head.
The aroma is of course very malty and quite pleasant, with some funky milk chocolate aspects.
Good dark roasted malt taste with a nice dark fruity end.
Quite good on the palate, smooth with a grt long lasting bitter fruit aftertaste.
A good American attempt at a doppel-bock, not as good as most available german examples , but again a great bargain beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear mahogany red. Sweet malts, some molasses and raisins, bit cookie-ish. Overly sweet.