BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brownish-reddish amber with head that dissipates to a ring. Hoppy sourness in the body coalesces with the malts. Cheap, winy notes. I have trouble coaxing the aroma out of the glass. This is not one of the better doppelbocks I have had.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like this one has not been around for a while, but is was there today at the brewpub, and the brewers seems to have really nailed it this time. In the glass this draft pour was a cloudy reddish color with s nice off-white head and lots of good lacing. Very attractive. The nose is sweet and full of floral notes. Medium body and an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malts with ripe fruit . Bitter finish. This was an exceptional beer, and stood out tall among all those I tried today at the brewpub. . Get this one before it is gone.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has an unusual winy chocolate nose, but the body is very malty with an caramel bread covered in chocolate feel.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DOPPELBOCK--12 OZ. BOTTLE
2001--6.30% abv. (4.25 / 5.0) Lightly hazed burnt red color with rich brownness. Malty mild hop (38 IBU) front. Light sediment. Smooth rich complex sweet malty doughy cherry fruit caramel body. Hot hop alcohol end with lingering maltiness. Sampled 7/25/2001.
2003--6.50% ABV? (4.5 / 5.0) Thick pour. Clear rich thick amber red color. Malty floral front. Sweet rich smooth black cherry body. Smoky toasted doughy biscuit notes. Big & sweet. Clean mild citrus hop end. Touch of EtOH heat. Rich Lager. Sampled 5/1/2003.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red color. Slight aroma of fruit. Very fruity palate. Comes of quite sweet and strong. Good stuff.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was an okay doppelbock. It tasted a bit old but that could just be me. I will have to try this again and re-rate.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 I've always been particularly fond of LaConner, the brewery that gave us Tennenbaum and a lovely IPA, but this didn't seem to have that LaConner flair. Having a very large malt profile, this seemed almost too standard. Big carmelly body and the burnt sugar aftertaste. This, however, did not have that undesirable metallic zing so many malt bombs like this are akin too, which is good. Just really too characteristic of the variety, too un LaConner-ish. - (Yeah, I just had another one, still the same. My first rating was dead on.)
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Dark amber with a light orange head. Sticky malt aroma with a hint of fruit, floral winey notes, a touch of grass. Alcohol is relatively apparent. Little bit of a lager funk. Sweet with a light bitter finish. A bit of a mess is left at the back of my tongue (some coating, a little biterness, touch of roast, some salt). Good aroma, a little tough to drink after a while.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep reddish amber with a decent wheaten head and speckled lace. Aroma is light with sherry-like tones and a touch of caramel sweetness. Flavor is assertive but syrupy sweet with trace molasses tang--a bit medicinal. Hops provide trace dryness in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, the sensation exacerbated by the uni-dimensional malt profile and the lack of any top-end presence to provide a counterbalance...This has no shortage of flavor, but is decidedly lacking in balance and complexity...a bit of a disappointment from this brewery.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just don't get the other reviews of this beer, I found it to be an outstanding example of doppelbock, from the wonderful bready malt flavor and aroma right down to the clean, dryish finish with just a touch of bitterness. I know of no better doppels brewed in the Pacific Northwest, and I wish this was easier to get ahold of!