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 (1375) - 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...
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet,strong malt body,m with subtle hops and assertive alcohol prescense.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I as pessimistic about this one, so when I found it to be pretty good, I was very happy. Nicely sweetened with a molasses tasting malt and very little hops, this might not be the best doppelbock, but it is a pretty damn good beer.
Ernest (6430) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2011 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (dark bread, molasses, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Dull and not very clean. Drinkable, but barely.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good flavor, yet it was like drinking cement. Good, but not my style.