seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 first sip very strong,
aftertaste hangs for a long time on the palate coffee and malt lingers.
first beer doppelbock i have tasted back in 2001 and i liked it a must try for beer lovers alike. Also found the proper glass to enjoy it out of. Drinking a beer out of the proper glassware makes all the difference in the world. 2011 still the top of all doppelbocks always a good german beer.
darkbeerwitch99 (1) - USA - OCT 24, 2001 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
PeerlessBeerSeer99 (4) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2001 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not normally a German beer fan, Optimator floored me. It is very complex: sweet but with a crisp finish. A man could build a vacation around beer this good. If there is better German beer than this in the U.S., I am anxious to try it.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 22, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toasty malty aroma. Toasty, choclatey, hoppy flavor with a noticeable alcohol taste that adds a plesant twang. Simply delicious.
ISIS51799 (7) - USA - OCT 15, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
ONE OF MY BEST SELLERS, MADE TO ADD HAIR TO YOUR CHEST. BEST IF SERVED FROM THE TAP.
legion242 (2224) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A strong contender in the dopplebock category. On draft, it has strong tendencies towards it’s high alcohol.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Bottle: Dark orange with a thin white head, sweet malts and toffee in the aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet, with a smokey sweet ending, medium bodied with solid carbonation. Not as good as I remembered it.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was very nutty and I like nuts.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 rerate 6/19/2009: Pours a medium cola brown with a rich, light khaki foam that quickly falls. The aroma of bread dough and big Munich malts overwhelm the nose and start the salivation process. Again, dough and Munich malts are at the forefront but are followed by an ever so slight alcohol presence . What a full and wonderful doppelbock! The cleanliness of German lagers, Spaten’s in particular, always astounds me.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very malty, with a beautiful ruby color.