Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown beer wiith a foamy light brown head. Mostly sweet aroma, fruity, orangy with some roasted malt tones. Flavor is ultra sweet with notes of brown sugar and some spices in the end. Way too sweet, it gets cloying after just one sip!!!
Hansen (6432) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is real promiseing: Dark brown, almost black, and a fine off-white head. Aroma and flavor is sweet and with a little chease.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ya know, normally dopplebocks are just as boreing as the other lagers but this one stands out as really being a force to be reckoned with. It has the very strong characteristics that dopplebock lovers enjoy. However, it really isnt balanced the way others like ayingers celebrator is. The nose and taste are very full and round with malts, nuts, toffie, and cream. Pretty darn good. The only thing is that bad about it is that it is just a bit out of balance and overpowering. but if you like dopplebocks you gotta give this one a shot.
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly jet-black; very small yellow-brown head. Plums, fruity, liquorice, woody and bready nose. Great liquorice drop flavour, again much plums/prunes. Finish is like mashed chestnuts. There’s also a faint smoked flavour coming up after some time. Good Doppelbock qualities. Very full-bodied, slick, nearly oily texture. There’s a good one - no doubt one of Czechia’s best.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on bottle) I´m so glad I saved the best for last in my 6-bottle tasting from Pivovar Náchod. It´s great, in the sense of being so complicated intastes and aroma, though a bit sugar-sticky.
Nose of roasted nuts, coffee and burnt figs. Deep velvel in color and more coffee to the very full mouth. Lots of sweetness, somewhat sugarish,witch also spoils the finish a tad. The alcohol is present both in aroma and finish, but very well balanced against the swetness and roasted notes.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle: roasted dark cherry colour…light chocolate foam. Fruity aroma with cherries, melon, chewy charred malts, light coffee and wonderfully roasted nuts. Smooth, creamy palate that has a slightly metallic sweetness and lingering bitterness. A nice malty treat.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Bottle@LCRBM08, Oct 08, 3.9: Red wine and prune aroma. Ruby color, beige head, good lace. Very sweet, bitter, red wine, prune, nutty. Very sticky and full. Bottle@Home, Sep 04, 3.8: Aroma of caramel and a little dirt. Dark ruby color, light brown head, fair lace. Sweet, caramle/butterscotch, light roasted, light bitter. Full, little sticky, alcohol very much hidden.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep chestnut with a thick, fluffy tan head. Sweet, fruity malt dominates the nose. Raisin, toffee, plum, brown sugar, ripe, red apples, molasses, caramel, fig and bread. Thick, full body and quite sticky. The flavor shows all of the intense fruity malt sweetness. Perhaps even a bit metallic at times. Not much to balance the intense sweet nature of this beast. Tasty, but unbalanced. It would benefit from more hops or more roasted character to balance the thick, sticky sweetness.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, dark bread), with a note of brown sugar. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Punishingly sweet and pretty simplistic, not much fun to drink.
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled in prague: very dark brown with hints of read. very sweet aroma of cherries, and chocolate. the first time i tried this beer i thought it was pretty good, but the more times i tried it i thought i should be pouring this on pancakes rather than drinking it. very vyer sweet and syrupy, with lots of fruitiness and chocolate with some roastinessand molasses flavors.