Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jumps out and surprises your tastebuds, plus an awesome red color. Another plus is the fact that I’ve seen various deals on it across the country!
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - APR 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had this staight off the tap, and it was VERY GOOD, nice burnt flavor, very creamy,nice taste with plenty of zing.
tourette (208) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This wasn’t as good as I hoped. It wasn’t bad, but was a bit too strong. It had a slight flavor that reminded me of some cheap malt liquors that I’ve had. Maybe I just got a bad bottle though. My bottle said ’Imported’ on it, where the one in the picture has the foil. Could it be different somehow?
Re-Rate: I tried this on tap and it was a 100 times better. Complex, yummy doppelbock taste. Full flavored, but not overpowerign like in the bottle. Very nice mouthfeel and aftertaste. I’m only increasing my rating marginally due to the lackluster bottle, but get it on tap if you can.
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - APR 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
MEAL IN A BOTTLE! malty aroma and very complex mixture of tastes as it goes down and finishes.
tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
More you drink, sooner you will have to stop. One was enough for me.
joet (2134) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well constructed, short of spectacular. Some maltiness in the nose with yeast wisps. A good late night brew. A great beer asserts itself with a great nose and I can’t find a nine or ten in this nose.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Deep ruby red, nice light tan head, very complex nose of rich malt, grain, caramel, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Exceptional doppel here boys. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied and somewhat chewy. Starts out with sweet malt and caramel, middle is an intense sherry like quality thats fantastic. Could have a bit more bitterness but why complain. Delicious. Drinkability is off the charts.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color, big head, very malty aroma with a lot of alcohol. Flavor also very malty, a tiny bit sweeter than I’d like (I prefer Paulaner’s Salvator), but overall very good.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Such a nice dark color, and a light tan head! The aroma is malty, a little on the burnt side, and sweet. The taste is exactly that too...VERY malty and sweet from start to finish. Sometimes there are a few burnt notes in there, sometimes not. To be a mass-produced doppel, it’s more complex than most I’ve tasted. In some ways, I like this as well as Celebrator, and it’s a little easier to drink...finishes a bit smoother than Celebrator, at least to me. Overall, one of my favorites of this style.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great when you consider how its mass produced.Beautiful color, a nice malty flavor and a smooth finish.