howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Deep amber body, thin coarse head. Malty, fruity aromas. Some toatiness. Sweetish malty flavors, slightly roasty. Hard-water minerals. Interesting that this uses all American hops! Nice, fresh tasting dopplebock, nicely priced, and should replace the Optimator and/or Salvator that you might keep in your fridge.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Garnet color with a fleeting tan head. Complex nose of fruit, candy, nuts. Toffee in the flavor. Not a great example of the style but very drinkable.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a red amber color with a nice looking head. The aroma is of fresh bread and sweet malt. The flavor is malty, slightly hopped, a touch fruity, and with a rich sticky body. Overall, this is pretty easy to drink and not bad for Schells.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
a little bit strong flavor for me, I could taste the alcohol too much, not so drinkable
JMerritt (1900) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light sweet malt, some grains evident in the middle. A tad thin for a doppelbock. Carbonation level was a little too high, and finish was astrigent.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Dark in colour with a thin quickly discipating tan head. Lots of malts with some caramel in the nose. The taste is very bitter and almost gross.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malt aroma with a citrusy hop note subdued in the background. Sweet malt flavor, fairly complex with some fruity flavors, hop flavor noticeable in background. Virtually no head on this beer. Finishes slightly sweet with a slight alcohol note warming the chest. Decent lingering aftertaste. Probably a thinner mouthfeel than expected for the style, but is very easy drinking. Good beer to kick back and sip away at in the dead of winter.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a dark amber glow with a huge foamy tan head thats nearly three fingers high. Has a nice sweet bread-like malt like cookie dough and has some bright hops, very fresh. Taste is a fairly sweet and somewhat chewy malt, thin syrupy feel with a nice underlying of hop dryness. Feel is mediumd bodied, fresh and clean, slightly syrupy and very smooth. This is one drinkable beer, goes down smooth and has a good, golden fresh flavor thats just great and goes down with ease.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, malty aroma, toffeeish, with a touch of pecan and a floral, fruity undercurrent. Medium-dark amber color, very slight head with plenty of visible effervescence. Sweet and lightly syrupy malt flavor, some caramel and toffee with an estery, lightly spiced and gently alcoholic finish. Medium-full bodied, palate is just a little thinner than your standard Doppel, but this helps the drinkability. Respectable.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice beer...good double bock, def always fun to try those, boston brewing compayn did much better on them, but schell makes a valiant effort, cheers.