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.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper/Red color. No head. No aroma. Chocolate and coffee flavor. Strong alcohol feel.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draught in Germany a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. This sample was a 12oz bottle that poured crystal clear brown with a thick tight head that dissapeared in a couple minutes leaving only a few tiny dollops of white foam. Only slight lacing as well. Aroma is super sweet and malty with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is also very sweet and nothing but malt. It improves as it warms and flavor loses a little sweetness. Not nearly as impressive as when I had it on draught but a fine Doppelbock none the less and probably the best German Doppel out there.