RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2003
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
strong sweet malty aroma, deep reddish/copeer hue with an off white head, strong sweet malty flavour with significant alcohol tones, very sweet finish, too sweet for my liking
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice deep amber color with a super creamy-like head thats frothy and very tight. Looked like a lighter whipped cream and was light tan in color and nearly three fingers high. The lace clings in large patches that remain a long time on the glass. Smell is a very buttery roasted malt, like slightly burnt popcorn, but thicker. Is also somewhat sweet and toffeeish.
Taste is super subtle of toffee, roasted malt, sweet, and is kinda creamy/silky smooth, a little bit chewy, with a lingering dryness that settles in and goes into the finish, which gets lighter. The finish, again, reminded me of that dry mouth feeling you get from eating dry popcorn. I really liked the feel of this beer, its so complex and layered. The taste is well rounded and has great subtle complexities as well. Absolutely drinkable and enjoyable. Highly recommended as far as dopplebocks go.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed this, it was a nice surprise, as I expected the flavor to be something completely different. Very dark in the pour, and appearance, shiny puffy head, with a nice fruity aroma. Heavy malt taste and feel, with hints of nuts and caramel. Very warming in the finish, that makes you just want to sit their for a moment and enjoy what you have just drank, before moving on to something else.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany color with tan head and average lacing. Fruity malt aroma. Trademark dopplebock aroma and a smooth moist mouthfeel. This is a ways behind celebrator, but it still is pretty tasty.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice copper colour with little head. Beautiful aroma of malt and sweet caramel. Sweet, lingering malt, caramel flavour with a little bitterness to finish. A good one !
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Copper colored with a small head. Nice malty aroma of caramel, toffee with some sweet alcohol. Sweet, complx and malty flavour of toffee, chocolate, syrup, wet grass and alcohol.
Long warming finsh with hints of dark chocolate and alcohol. An awesome beer.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled.Rustic deep ginger/amber colour with lots of interest. My old man back home in Brisbane wants to try a dopplebock and this is what I’m going to take him. Its wonderful complexity. Sweet, sweet flavour. I’m near the end of it now but its been quite different from start to finish. God bless the variety of beer.
KOTBA (17) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
We call it "Starkbeer" in Bavaria, very popular among politicians during the "Fastentime" when you are not allowed to eat. It makes you head going round and round and roud and round and...
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More red than amber color, yellowish head and big caramel, toffee aroma. Sweet, full flavored and toasty. Delicious. Mellow, slightly burnt finish, like pancakes.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savior. Rich and nurishing. Hearty, and full and good words to describe this beer.