kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a medium bubbly white head. Not much retention though? Fruity-sweet aroma with a hint of hop presence. Thin mouthfeel, very sweet taste. A hint of smokey roasted grains and hop bitterness at the end. Alcohol well hidden.
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber appearence, medium white head. Aroma is very sweet, almost like sweet-tarts candy. Tastes a little sour, bites the back of the tongue, with the primary flavor being corn. Not very enjoyable.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ya know, this beer is the main reason i dont really like doppelbock's. This beer had a great aroma and presence but the flavor was that old import skunky-ish malt flavor with alot of alcohol burn. not my cup of tea. I drank only about half of it, dumped the rest and cracked open a 03' SN bigfoot to make up for it :):):)
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
lighter in color then spatens doppel but a warmer not too sweet flavor. aber gut!
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium dark amber with a creamy head. Pleasant malty flavor with a touch of molasses.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/16/03: bottle. good amount of head and lacing. candy apple aroma with malt tones. red amber body. sweet to the taste with some sour maltiness.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Dark, clear reddish-brown. Sweetish aromas of caramel/toffee, malt, molasses, raisin. More molasses in the flavors, balanced nicely by a roasty bitterness. Alcohol does little to dry out the finish.
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber color, fairly carbonated and the head lasts about an average length. Very sweet, I tasted and smelled apple. A little carmel in there too. Not at all what I expected from a dopplebock, coming from Celebrator, but very nice.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glorious medium-dark amber clear with large lasting yellow beige head. Lively woody hops and carmel malty sweet with hint of yeast and alcohol in the aroma. Full smooth low carb body. Big almost lusicious nicely lingering toffee sweet bready malt flavours dominate until a medium bitter less sweet finish and aftertaste kick in. ABV is pretty well masked with all that sweetness. Probably more suited to a colder season but nevertheless a very good example of a Doppelbock.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I purchased this and the Weihenstephaner Korbinian Doppelbock at the same time and I must say that this one, rater slightly lower on average, I find far superior. The aroma is very nice and the copper color is as well. The flavor is full and lovely. A very nice doppelbock.