lovibond (115) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich, malty aroma, with traces of fusel, ethanol, and other fermentation by-products. Bright and quite dark, with beautiful ruby highlights. Full palate with malty sweetness -- just enough bitterness to balance. Only the slightest hint of chocolate, so as not to obscure the lucious maltiness of this world-class brew. Magnificent!
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 29, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the what Dopplebocks are all about. Very malty and fragrant. Sweet yet not cloying. Better than a fine sherry. Very well made beer. I thoroughly enjoy this beer!
Kodos (200) - USA - DEC 26, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good but not great. Among the doppels this comes a distant 4 or 5. Celebrator is just so far ahead. The good thing about this offering tho is its price tag. Good beer--GREAT price!
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
didnt taste like the usual german, very sweet for one. I was so freakin drunk when I drank it that I didnt even pour it into a glass. I do believe that the alcohol content is 7.2%, not 7.5% as the site says. I will buy this again.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well deserving of its world fame. I first had this on tap at Chicago’s Map Room, later bottled; good both ways.
All4Grog99 (22) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good dark beer, but lacks the complexity that would set it past the best of its class. Dark and
malty with licorice and alcohol overtones. Brought forward through a light body and malty
aftertaste. Very good especially for the price, but doesn’t rank too highly among my favorites.
chump99 (1) - USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the original beer! Check the label - ’Since 1397’(!) Everything else came after. This is a beer that counts. 2 shovels dig your grave twice as fast. Best enjoyed when alternating with Carlsberg Elephants.
Christian99 (3) - USA - DEC 7, 2001 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was hyped up as one of the world’s best dopplebocks. I am used to Augustinerbrau Maximator and it just doesn’t compare. I don’t find this to taste bad, but it was not worth all the hype.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good beer from legendary brewery; hardly the best of the style.
ampp (152) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bit on the sweet side. some caramel and maple taste. I enjoyed this, but this isn’t a six pack to drink all in 1 night. This is more of a ’2 beers with a steak dinner’ kind of brew.