Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very strong malt sweetness and it tends to overwhelm the other flavors. I prefer other double bocks but not a bad choice. the alcohol is well hidden.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not always in the mood for one so syrupy sweet. I sure was this time. Been a while since I've seen this old friend. The malt richness coats the bitterness so that it slides across your tongue. Dark as it may be the roast characters lie beneath as well. Plum, raisin and perhaps other fruit. Felt like I had a nice desert mixed with my beer after dinner. Certainly not as sweet as all that, but switching gears from some substantially bitter IPAs it sure seems so.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice beer... my first guess was that it was an abbey. the fact i was wrong is a good thing. approved by the wait staff.. i agree
valcanan (12) - Apple Valley, California, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a amber colored beer with a fruity smell. It is slightly bitter at the first taste but leaves a sweet aftertaste.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yet another red beer, didn't find out until after I bought it unfortunately.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish-brown with pinkish hue. Apple sauce aroma with caramel and anise. Head was not substantial. Great mouthfeel and flavor, though difficult to pinpoint. Broad palate - sweet, tart , full, a touch bitter, fruity. Some minty notes, with plenty of malt and fruit. Finish is sweet, but hops present in sufficient quantities to temper this nicely.
desurfer (1212) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 Golden red body and a quickly dissipating white head. Light aroma of caramel and malt. Low carbonation, very smooth and sweet. Tastes of caramel and banana. Pretty good beer, although I do prefer Celebrator.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color. Caramel aroma. Good malty and caramel flavor, quite velvety.
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Orange. No head on this beer, but a lace is left on the glass. Aroma of hops. Slightly bitter, then sweet as it warmed. One dimensional taste from the sweetness. Thick. high abv is not noticeable in the taste. I am told this beer was invented when a monk was contracted to brew beer for a nobleman. He accidentially let the beer freeze, but chipped off the ice and served it anyway. Thus the picture on the label.
kumite56 (470) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well I must admit I am not a doppelbock fan at this point in my beer experience. With that being said however, this beer is decent. Good mouthfeel with sweet malty aroma and taste. Ends with an appropriate amount of bitterness as well. A little too sweet for my taste) Syrupy at the end as well.