Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a nice dopple malty and rich in flavor,mid range on the after taste.a slight detection of alcohol but nothing that would set this one back
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.
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...
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ’Doppel Bock’ does not have the ’teeth’ of most dopple bocks I have had, but it is stil a kick-ass litte beer.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a terribly nice aroma and a fantastic blend of Germanic spicy hops and sweet, clean malt. The flavor is rather sweet, not a ton of depth or complexity, but extremely tasty. I really like this a lot. Thanks a lot, Slikwily.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad - it comes on pretty strong with some winey notes in the intense malt, but if you can stomach such high pitched advocacy, it settles into a round, robust, smokey goodness.
Gmku (283) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Doppel meaning double not single and yet not dubbel nor trippel, that of the liquid bread this, the task fo the monks of Saint Francis of Paula, sweet and profound, I do bend on one knee to thee.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The label of this tasty doppelbock features a pair of goats sipping from the same chalice of dark, frothy brew.
Color is a dark auburn, or a near-reddish...how's that?
Head is mighty tall and off-white.
Aroma is fresh and clean, with a touch of nuts and spice, and something indiscernible, that I wish I could neatly categorize.
Taste: full, rich, malty, sweet, flavors of toofee and caramel, lush, excellent texture, a real meal in a bottle, that tapers off into a dry, lingering finish.
A very nice doppel, but shades away from the real malty monsters like Ayinger. Michael Jackson was generous enough to include this Minnesota staple in his Great Beer Guide, and as I look at his writing on the subject I find that he did it again, found what I could not in this beer's aroma. He calls it: "cookie-like." That'll do!
omhper (17458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown. Big powerful maltiness. Complex. Rather bitter finish. A nice doppelbock.
AceOfHearts (1375) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled this back-to-back with their regular bock. Wasn’t quite the step up in strength that I had expected. The chocolatey taste was a little bit more pronounced and the mouthfeel was more satisfyingly thick.