YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mahogany with a HUGE frothy tan head. Got the sense of prunes/raisins in the nose along with malt, and caramel. Lively carbonated and medium bodied. Fruity, sweet, alcoholic flavor. Not too bad.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just one point off appearance because it’s too dark, but that’s probably the flavor of the chocolate malt in it. Delicious doppel bock, with more roasty flavor than most.
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @Cato's. Brownish-black body with light brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma that matches its flavor. Mildly hopped that beer that ends in a smokey finish.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich dark brown color, small brown head. Aroma is toffee and chocolate and sweet. Flavor is mostly sweet, but there are hints of Noble hops. Balanced for Doppelbock and slightly smokey. Sweet finish with of hops bitterness.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Great dopple bock. It's not quite as sweet as I tend to like in this style. Celebrator is like candy for me...in a good way. This was a bit dryer and maltier with less chewy sweetness. But damn good. Very pretty beer. Seems to capture that "European" special something quite well for an beer produced in the U.S. I got this as a x-mas gift...and a damn fine gift it is!
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very brown with a nice sized head that sticks around for awhile. Aroma is sweet and malty as one would expect. Flavor is chocolate and sweet. The body is moderately chewy. A nice alcohol burn on the swallow.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 week-old sample. Appropriately malty aroma, the expected breadiness and creamy caramel sweetness are present along with an unusual amount of roastiness for a Doppel, bringing some faint coffee and cocoa attributes. Dark mahogany color, with a lasting, fine, creamy head. Flavor begins with some malty and caramel sweetness, beyond that turning a bit more fruity and chocolatey, and with a roasty, very lightly hopped finish. Overall bitterness is quite low however, and the body is seemingly on the light side for a beer of its purported heft. Palate is smooth and lightly grainy. An interesting take, although probably not something I could consume often or in quantities greater than a single bottle. Cheers, Grant.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark brown with a very creamy tan head. Lacing is excellent. Aroma is sweet and malty. Lots of chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Carbonation is very lively, eswpecially for a doppelbock. Medium-full body and very chewy. Pretty nice beer overall.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A thinnish doppelbock; actually I don't know how they got it up to 8% without the concomitant flavor! Everything you expect in a doppelbock is there, just in lesser proportion. Dates, raisins, campfire smoke, port and a sweetish, though watery finish.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pleasant ruby brown, with a suprisingly subdued malt aroma. Taste is sweet and somewhat flat, with a mild and nice hop finish. Dark malt notes begin to show through as the beer warms. Not one you could drink a lot of, as it quickly becomes cloying.