erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very deep amber with a fizzy head. Intense malty sweetness in the nose with a candied cinnamon. Things are kinda messed up by the fizzy body. Flavor is very sweet and malty. Tons o’ munich. Med body. Heavily sweet finish. Doesn’t really come together at all.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown, small head. aroma of liquorice, jelly candy, raisin, honey and bready malt. silky sweet mouthfeel, light carbo. sweet brown sugar and malt flavours with a little port like booziness. nice
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby body with a tight, silky beige head. Aroma of toasty malt, fairly prominent earthy hops, and noticeable alcohol. Fairly sweet beer with brown sugar and maple characters and medium bitterness. Thick, fizzy mouthfeel. A very straight-forward, strong double bock.
radiomgb (2544) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber-caramel in colour with a thin tan coloured head. Aroma was of caramel malt, cookies, dark fruits and brown sugar. The flavour was of cookie malts, raisins, some spice and pepper, minor alcohol, slightly sweet. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a medium bitterness, medium length.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown Coloring with Off White Ring/Skin. Dry Malt Aroma. Cloying..Rich Malt, and Prunes. Bitter Aftertaste. Pretty Good Dopple!
Thank-you Larry Pitonka!
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Vintage: I should rate it a perfect on the name alone... Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of brown sugar and smoke. Very malty body with a good caramel hit and some nearly crunchy sugarness. It’s definitely sweet and so something to sit back and relax with. Very enjoyable!
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber, a little cloudy, creamy head, lots of caramel malts is the nose, taste has the same, some brown sugar tastes as well, gets a little bitter on the tail, followed by some strong spices, not a bad dopple, but a little plain.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut is appearance------ aroma. taste is same. Alc not noticed.
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with impressive off-white lacework - rich, complex aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, brown sugar, some spices, alcohol in the background - the flavor has some of the largest caramel presence I’ve tasted in a beer - cinnamon and sugar, some earthy, belgian-like qualities - a hint of nutmeg and chocolate near the back - very nice.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown like maple syrup with a thick brownish head. Aroma has caramel malts, raisin, apple, brown sugar and toffee. Taste has is alcoholic for a Dopplebock yet quite effective. It is certainly a good imitation of a Doppelbock. It is Americanized because of the hops especially.