Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep red with small beige head. Smells of toasted and caramel malts. No alcohol in aroma or taste. Smooth and easy to drink for such a strong beer. Im concerned about the label however- says ale on the top right hand corner- whats the deal? Whatever-very good for a doppelbock.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Being the first does not make it the best. Paulaner is a mediocre brewery as far as I am concerned. This beer is just this side of boring.
jonas (5438) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2010 Rererate at the Starkbierfest on the Nockherberg. Fresh from tab this classic displays all the fruity, berrylike and spicy notes it is known for, beautifull! Re-rate: Dark red in color and with a malty aroma. Moderate carbonation end a light vinous taste. Aftertaste is pretty neutral.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliantly clear, light amber color (actually lighter in color tan I remember). Lasting rocky light tan head. Aromas of malt, toffee malt and caramel malt - outstanding aroma - coming from a recovering hophead. Smooth as it floats over the tongue. Sweet malt flavors everywhere. Also light flavors of currants and chocolate. Finishs relatively dry with a slight EToH kick. A relatively mild doppel, but very clean and refreshing.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 Just before I had this one I had a Stone IPA and it may be a ratebeer no-no to compare apple beers andorange beers but I can’t help it! Anyway, it has a metallic, citrus-like flavor with hints, and I mean molecules, of toffee, cocoa and maybe tea.
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh so sweet, very good this is on that i get when I can’t decide because I know that it will be rewarding.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish color. Prominent flavors are the sweetness and alcohol. I think I like Spaten’s dopplebock better.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious caramel sweetness, subtle but satisfying bitter finish. Fairly complex but I failed to identify individual flavor and aroma components.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap;Dark oarnge-brown with huge rocky,milky head.Sweet,toffee,fruit,alcohol aromas.Lightly syrupy,full,palate.Flavors explode on the tounge.Flavors of caramel,chocolate,and dry fruit.The finish is slightly dry and has a sweet alcohol flavor.22oz(?) mug was extremely-sweetly satisfying.Became very warming which was perfect on this cool,cloudy,windy night here in IN.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear deep amber in color. Nose has sweet roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee notes. Tastes much like it smells with some sweetness followed by a nice bitter kick. It’s a world class dopplebock.