Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Initial head was dense and rich, but it was quickly gone. With deep inhalation I could pick up what seemed to me some coffee aromas amid the caramel. But this is Sanka to a Turkish Espresso, because despite the slighty syrupy mouthfeel and the injection of sweetness that it provides, only a hint of alcohol in the flavor and some vague caramel notes can rescue this from being a bottom-barrel doppelbock. It is better than bottom-barrel, but it still has the make-up of an inexpensive wannabe.
WabashMan (1016) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This doppelbock starts out fairly well, with a nice color, but lacking head, and a light, sweet aroma. Flavor is also fairly light, with a pronounced licorice note. A nice, easy drinking doppel.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dios mio! What a puckering sour tone you have, Lardass. This is a very thin, watery version of Doppelbock, although hints of characteristic flavors (syrupy, caramely malts) are present. Hits the tongue with a nasty sourness which soon subsides to a weak, sweet flavor. Doppelbock for the masses? Pass on it. This one tarnishes the name "Doppelbock."
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown color with a nice head that dissappears quickly. Nice taste but somewhat watery. SOme sweet malt going on but not that much Sorta weak and watery really.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown. Large, thin head that lasts. Roasted flavor. A little thin, but not bad.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, Apon another bottle, I have to re-rate just a bit. Maybe this will teach me to have a few before rating. Anyway, Color was near to root beer, Head dissappeared rapidly. Taste was
decent, but there was just not quite enough there. Sort of a sweet&sour but pleasant but with a slightly watery mouth feel. I'd prefere a bit more carbonation. I would not turn one down, but I'll need to be in the mood for it when I get it again. Worth a try.
WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2005 Malty with hints of caramel and chocolate. Tastes somewhat like a chocolate malt! Mouthfeel isnt very thick and the beer isnt really that strong, but it tastes pretty good. Look forward to this every year.
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer for pint night, Leinenkugel has a strong nutty flavor that many of Miller's other variants could benefit from.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
seemed like their regular bock but with more alcohol. little bit bland for a doppel. But at 6 dollars a sixer I am sure I will be having this again.