Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy sweet rum-like nose and taste. Nice reddish brown color.
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 (3742) - 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.