stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic double bock, by which all others should be measured. Great malty aroma. Full bodied and not for the timid. I would like one more percentage point on the alcohol, but perhaps I'm greedy?
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice dopple... Malt, nutty, and fruity flavors give it a nice impact, but the aroma is a bit light. Palate is very nice, creamy smooth.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper with slight reddish tint, minimal head no lace. Heavy malt aroma, touch of banana. Big malt, molasses, light carbonation, ginger, and whiskey (no good). Sticky sweet and medium dry finish. Alright beer, had to pour out half way through.
skortila (4516) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong sweet, malty smell. Clear red coloured with a lasting head. Taste is strong malty, bit one-dimensional. Moderate bitter palate.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is awful light for a double bock! Fruity smell. A tasty beer with a nice bite, but not at all what I was expecting.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red orange hue like a Lake Michigan sunset. Quarter inch tan head. Good nutty smell, maybe prunes as well? Rich flavor, a little bit of chocolate and yet a little sour. Bites the tongue.
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
niiiiiiice for a doppel. very smooth.. Not sure I could drink more than 3 or 4 in a sitting though. Not quite as good as Celebrator, but definitely more drinkable.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost no head. The alcohol shoots through like a sore thumb and does a good job of masking any other flavor. Oily is a good description of the feel. Not sure if I'm a fan of this one. Maybe I got a bad bottle.
verbivore (12) - Sunset Valley, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2003 Pours a nice coppery color. The head disappears in a few seconds. Many people have said buttery or oily, I guess that's where this is. Not like any of the other (decent) doppelbocks I've had, although I'd drink this before the Sam Adams.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper hue and small head and some lacing. Aroma hints of molasses, herbs, honey, ripe pears, and vanilla. Starts sweet but a swipe of alcohol cleans the palate. Fruity taste and aromatic german hops are detected as well. Full-bodied with a oily and soft mouthfeel. Moderate alcoholic feel is present. A well developed bock that sneaks up on you if you're not ready.