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 (6018) - 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 (199) - 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.
Aubrey (3415) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown with burgundy highlights. Nose was a little funky, with an element of dirty feet. Soft and syrupy texture; mild carbonation. Huge malt sweetness up front, which carried well into the aftertaste. Extremely mild bitterness -- not nearly enough to quell its massive sweetness.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep red color wjith thick tan head. aroma is winey and of strawberries. begins slightly alcoholy with some coffee. bites the inside of your mouth. thick and chalky.
skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweetish, malty (caramel) aroma with perhaps some hops. Clear, black coloured with a thin off-white head. Taste is siruppy, malty (roasted, caramel), too sweet and some bitterness in the finish. Too sticky palate. This stuff reminded me a little of the Samuel Adams Triple Bock, which is not a good thing...
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thin head with bubbles cascading from the dark brown/black colour. aroma of coffee and chocolate with some type of berry mixed in. explosion of flavours inside a flavour flurry while a parade celbrating flavour is in progress. powerful. tingling palate.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a DEEP brown. It’s small tan head quickly dissipates. Aorma is rich roasted malts with caramel, hints of molasses and maybe coffee. Taste is very sweet with more roasted malt, brown sugar, molasses, caramel and some light hop bitterness around the edges. There’s a pulpy or young fruit taste mixed in there as well. The palate is full and smooth. Only some light bitterness in it. Finish is more of the caramel and roasted malt flavors. However, at the very end, there’s a mild bitterness. Good beer and I couldn’t taste the 10% anywhere. This is dangerous stuff!
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is smoked malts, flavor is coffee, caramel. The alkohol content is not that evident. Palate is very nice.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color,medium sized tan head that had a good hang time.The aroma was malty and mildly fruity with a bit of maybe some caramel in it as well.The flavor was fairly decent with a nice malty side followed up with a some hints of fruit and maybe a slight hint of alcohol coming through towards the end.It’s not a great Dopple but it is definately a decent one and well worth trying again down the road.