WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent light reddish brown color and light tan head, along with a big powerful malty/spicy aroma start this brew. Flavor is also very pronounced, with a strong, very far back on the tongue aftertaste. Nice doppel!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium copper color and a thin head. Sweet caramel malty aroma. Metallic off-flavors are present as well as an unbalanced body and a sticky sweet finish. I love doppelbocks, but this wasn't up to par.
gsmitty80 (1675) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my first experiance with a doppelbock soo i dont have much to compare it with. As a beer its not bad but nothing spectacular. The flavours aremt very aparent and tastes like a bunch of malt.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite average of the style---but weak carbonation. The "long finish" described in description from brewer is spot-on though. Needs more malting for my taste. Being an inexpensive beer can be used for an excuse---this time.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak head, poor lace. Color is a nice dark amber. Kind of a skunky hoppy flavor to it. Malt is not really noticable and it is not sweet. High alcohol is not noticed until you've had one or two. Quite a kick! Aftertaste is not what I'm looking for and makes this hard to handle after a couple. But by that time you've had enough of the alcohold to deaden the senses.
Crash (526) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Pours a reddish-brown with a creamy head. Crystal clear. Immediate & long-lasting sweet malty taste with a slight amount of hopping that kicks in after a second or two. This is probably the easiest doppelbock to put away quickly that I've ever experienced. No clue that the alcohol content is so high until it's too late--very well masked. POW! Who just hit me between the eyes with a mallet? This holds its own with almost any of the more expensive doppelbocks, imported or domestic...
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color. Virtually no head on the pour. Has a malty aroma. Alittle bit to thin and watery for this style. Had a pretty good caramel malt and toffee taste. I couldnt taste the high alcohol in this.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2004 I was rather suprised to see that this is a higher ABV, it sure does not taste it. It excells with the aroma, but the palate is not constant enough for my likeing. I first felt it was too watery, then too maltish. Either way, it is a rather impressive find, for the price.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well balanced doppel bock. An appetizing hop and malt aroma. Smooth syrupy body with a dry hoppy finish.