Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really outstanding beer of this style. It’s rich, malty aroma and flavor, has some caramel flavors, along with some nut flavors. It finishes sweet, and lingers nicely
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick amber color with a healthy head in this doppelbock that has the heavy malt aroma desired of the style as well as a smooth mid-range malt body. Easy on the palate--not overrich--the trap to which some doppelbocks succumb. A great beer of this style--one that is restrained in flavoring, and thus, should claim a broad appeal.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 Nice strong german beer. Dark rich amber color, sort of grainy taste as opposed to a strong belgian, low carbonation but very good.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rusted garnet. Tannish beige head. Dark fruit nose. Rich and chewy malts, raisons, plum, medium bodied, and flavors pleasantly arise when warming. Finishes with delicately placed hops, a wonderfuilly balanced beer. Very drinkable, alcohol is hidden, I love this brew, stands up to most doppelbocks.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Similar to Salavator Double Bock but with a lesser alcohol taste. Excellent overall.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, sweet, fruity aroma. Malty flavor, bready, and a little caramel. It finishes nice and dry with a warmth of alcohol. Beautiful dark brown/red color. Small head with moderate lace.
snowman (9) - Powhatan, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s 15f outside and you are next to the fireplace, drinking this magnificent brew. Is there really anything better? This is my favorite beer. I hear there may be a doppelbock that is better, Celebrator, but as of yet I haven’t found it in the greater Richmond area.
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark red brown color. Malty aroma. Sweet caramel taste. Full bodied and filling.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A distinct nuttiness, but it is has a very pungent bite to its flavor, and it is very sour. The taste of alcohol is too high for its content.
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best beer in the green bottle? Hmm maybe? The bottle is still looking at me like it would like to say to me "why did you bought only one bottle?" .It was very pleasant to drink especially here weather is not the nicest. I believe that Optimator does have all it needs to be top doppelbock!