PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 Rerate Albertson’s, Baton Rouge, La. - 16.9 fl oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with little to no head. Molasses like aroma, some maple syrup. Flavor is sweet, not sickenly so, but too much for drinking more than one. Good, rib-sticking, thick mouthfeel. Not quite as enthused this time around. Good winter warmer though. Original 4.2 Great, fruity, thick flavor with an aftertaste that sticks around for a while and doesn’t let you forget what you just drank. Very pleasant malty aroma.
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good solid beer with a kick. Nice on a cold day. Dark color and refreshing aroma
Bonemeister99 (2) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
got body and flavor. Not too heavy, though
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber color, very thin head, good malty flavor with hints of fruit and chocolate, malty, a nice doppelbock, but not in the class of aventinus or celebrator in my opiniion
pilsnerrogge (2355) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very warming beer. Flavour is a well balanced mix of coffee and chocolate. This beer really lives up to its name!
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Clear light amber-copper color with a nice foamy lasting white head, sweet fruity and flowery aroma. Sweet and malty roasty caramel flavors very sweet in the finish, medium body with a sticky mouthfeel, alcohol well hidden, above average dopplebock worth a try always a good choice.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A perfectly acceptable doppelbock, smooth and mouth-filling. Good body. Nice maltiness. Maybe just a little too sweet, though.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish color, thin and quickly dissipating foam. Nose shows instantaneous signs of dark fruit malt, raisin/plum, and a little roasted touch. Smooth layered palate with a tantilizing spritzy carbpnation. Lots of swet malt flavor, shows deep fruitiness, a little breadiness and did I say even more malt. It mellows a little in the latter half, drying slightly but remains predominantly sweet. A barley winesque alcohol warmth develops the longer the beer sits. Maybe the original doppelbock but I wouldn’t put it above Celebrator or Optimator.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice deep golden/bronze color. Pours with big foamy head which dissipates quickly. Nose of malt and caramel. Nice full sweet flavor of malt and fig. Touch of bite on the backend, but by no means is this a hoppy beer. Smooth finish. Overall a very nice beer and one of the best DOLLAR VALUES when it comes to Double Bock.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice sweet carmel flavored doppelbock. Excellent dark, reddish color, slight roasted malt flavor I think. Not the best dopplebock I’ve ever had, but quite good.