MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 Alcohol-laced caramel sprinkled with spicy, herbal hops…Heavy on the caramel and its honeyed angles, this Doppelbock can get cloying at times...Still a good brew, but perhaps a brutish one...
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 After drinking this Double Bock, I was very impressed with its redish appearance and sweet taste, and I was also reminded of this kid I know: Greg Bok. I would kill to live the life of Greg Bok...I mean come on, he's on more adderal than you could imagine and his dad drives an M5
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice caramel nose coming from a beautiful amber beer with an attractive tan head. Extremely sweet, dark malt taste – like brown sugar. Spicy and a little smoky. A quick subtle dryness ends the flavor profile. This thing is big and fat. It stays on your lips like a lollipop and warms the belly. I once had three ½ liters of this while camping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen about 5 years ago and got a terrible hangover. The alcohol can hit you hard if you don’t watch out. It’s certainly a quality beer though.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a feeling like at home after horseback riding because of the aroma, smells like horseblanket, sweet malt. Nice red amber body with a light brown head. Pure Malt, honey, alcohol and licorice flavor. Syrupy with a long malty tasting finsih. Well balanced, not too sweet, not to malty!
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shockingly light in color (which seems to be the general consensus) - almost thought I was pouring an Amber Ale or IPA. The aroma is extremely fragrant and pleasing. One of the better smelling beers I’ve had in some time. The malted body is rather light and slightly reminiscent of fermented nectar. It could benefit from a bolder hops presence. However, this is definitely a distinguished Doppelbock and very appealing. Highly recommended.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2011 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (malt syrup, molasses, bread). Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. One-dimensional, too syrupy sweet, and very dull. Never had a good sample of this.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First I was surprised like many at the lighter color of this doppelbock. It’s a nice dark, red amber color with a copper head to it. Not to heavy of a aroma to it. Lighter, slightly tangy taste to it. Nice flavor. Celebrator is by far the better, but this is still a keeper.
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the very best double bocks made.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 This is what a doppelbock should be! Dark and rich, almost a reddish hue to the brown body. Very sweet and extremely malty. Hints of dark chocolate and caramel along with the underlying alcohol tones and big malt. Essential!! HIGHLY recommended to all!