DYCSoccer17 (3461) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very grain like--almost like cow corn. Malty notes in the nose as well. Pour is a transparent amber color with a decent off-tan head that has decent staying power. This tastes different than the doppels that I am used to. Quite floral taste and lots of sweetness as well in the middle. Very malty. If this is the first doppel, then I should pay homage.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice amber red with a thick head that dissapated relitivly quickly. aroma was of rich malt and plums with slight toastyness and a little spiced alcohol. Sweet rich malt, dark and light fruit present. warming alcohol and slight flowery hoppiness, and a bitter dry finish.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Often the aroma and appearance of this brew is less than I expect from the style. Does not display a normal head retention for the style, although the carbonation is reasonably active. The aroma goes missing. Mild toasted carmel aftertaste.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange brown colour with a light tan coloured head. Caramel, honey, and bready aroma. Caramel sweetness dominates, with some cereal maltiness kicking in and a quick bitter bite on the finish to balance out the sweetness. Full bodied and rich, almost but not quite reaching syrupy.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice reddish amber color. Has flavors of caramel malt, "dark fruit" flavors, alcohol, and some citric hop bite. Not as complex as I was expecting it to be, but still a respectable brew. Reminds me more Sam Adams Double Bock more than any other brew. I like Optimator
Chupa LaHomebrew (12) - Gahanna, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 Wasn't really up to my exectations. OK, so my first doppelbock was an Aventinus, so what?
Well, I just thought it lacked that complexity that I look for in a good high Doppelbock. Malty, some vienna or munich in there, a touch of chocolate, hops were low bitterness and came through in a slightly spicy finish. It was good but unremarkable.
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper, amber in color. Thin off-white head. Nose of carmel, and malt. Nutty, carmel, taste, with light hoppiness. This beer is pretty good, no complaints.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I dont think there is anything I can say that hasn't already been said about this fantastic dopplebock. I have been a longtime fan of this beer and will continue being one.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty, but nicely hopped so it's ok. Standard bearer of the style. Rich and nutty. A classic.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice dark amber.Had a sweet malty aroma to it.Has a nice malty/nutty/carmel flavor to it.the finish was slightly bitter.All in all not too bad