Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish orange in color.
Decent sized head with minimal lacing.
Nose is sweet, malty, honey, doughy.
Palate is sweet, honey and spice. light bitter finish.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, frothy head with a lot of bubbles coming up the sides. Alomost, soda-like. Definate candy/carmel smell. Pretty good. Tastes of carmel and maple syrup. Good thick malty taste.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disappointing. I think I wrote in my description of Andechs that I preferred Salvator but now that is definitely not the case. Smells OK and malty - some honey on toast. A touch of diactetyl but in a good way.
Flavour is thin, I remember it as being thick and malty but not so. OK balance but that's not what a doppelbock is about really.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Winter Jubilee '04, Amber in color with a large white head.Malty,with a touch of sweetness,caramel and toasted malt.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color of dark amber or bourbon with a medium, bubbly head, beige. A bit sweet, but not sticky sweet, more like hard candy. Oaky. Molasses, booze, and orange (?) aromas. Nice beer. It hold its carbonation micely for such a high ABV beer. The mouthfeel is cleansing at first, but later in the glass is gets a tad thick (cloying?) and syrupy/sweetish. I prefer the richness of Celebrator anyday, but this is a bargain in comparison at almost half the price.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 Out of the bottle. Nice deep red color. A little sweet and has some chocolate along with yeast. This one the better dopplebocks I have had, but not the best.
GiddyBoy (121) - USA - FEB 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is strong, and a bit too sweet. It has strong flavor and is refreshing, especially if you are about two in already. Not a bad beer at all.
JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The yeasty flavor and aroma are a bit too overbearing for me. Chocolate sweetness is also evident.
hershiser2 (2066) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Paid $1.39 for a 12 oz single.
Great looking! Pretty amber color, with a big frothy, creamy, almost sexy looking head... I can't see how they could improve the way this beer looks-- unless there were to insert foil sealed packets with hundred dollar bills in them... you get my point =)
Sweet chocolate in the armoa... caramel, toast... Reminds me a bit of goold ol' chocolate milk made with the power, rather than the syrup (yuck).
Sweet chocolate... a bit too sweet for me. Alcohol isn't masked well, but it's not overly overpowering. The sweetness is really what sticks out.
A bit thin in the mouth, but hey... not gonna complain.
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light mahogany colour, smells of candy apples. Heavy toffee, malt and honey notes, sweet but tastefully balanced. Very fizzy. I liked it, but can't see myself drinking more than one (at a time).