FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely dark brown complexion. Nice toasty flavor but seems a bit watery near the end.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful ruby-brown color, creamy head. Sweet, malty nose. Roasty, caramel flavors. Robust and big mouthfeel. Alcohol is sometimes apparent.
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent beer.
Very ghosty attributes.
A hefty ABV which it incorporates well. Not the best dopple Ive had, to be sure.. but still a great beer. Dopplebock is simply a style with many great beers, the greatest being Ayinger celebrator.
Those Germans do everything well.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 Pours a clear deep copper ruby with a stringy-lacing froth of beige head. Has a rich caramel aroma with some bready notes. Has a robust sweet flavor with some raisin fruitiness and caramel toffee complexity with a decent balance of noble hoppy bitterness. Finishes slightly warming with a chewy caramel sweetness. True to style and enjoyable.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark maple color, head dissipates rather quickly. The alchohol is evident. Not close to the best of its style, but as far as beers go, this is a good one. Double your pleasure, double your fun, one road to drunkenness, is with dopplebock gum.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the roasty and grainy aroma. The flavors are dull and undefined.
Panzuriel (1360) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aarrrgghhhh, NOt ab bad Dopplebock, but easily the worst one I’ve had.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby-brown in color. Thin head that left very minimal lacing. Nose is roasted malt, caramel, coffee and some chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel with just a bit of bitterness in the finish. Not a bad dopplebock.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn’t as impressed with this beer as everyone else seems to be, but it wasn’t half bad. Definitely has a sweet, malty/roasted flavor. Seems to be lacking something somewhere
rich42 (128) - USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
perhaps the first beer I fell in love with... dark reddish brown color. malt, malt and more roasted malt (virtually overwhelming maltiness on tap - less so in the bottle). the alchohol is there - but in the background. has spaten’s trademark sweetness. great beer - but can become a bit cloying for more than one pint...