Treehugger (8) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite from the variety pack. Nice balance. A well-rounded dobbelbock. I wish I could find more.
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly malty (caramel, cookie). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Despite the brewery’s description, I still find lots of grapefruit and not so much malt in the nose...dunno where the Hallertauer is, but I always wish I could find it.
Nuffield (4084) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is a lot to like in this. If I hadn’t seen the stupid label and name for this beer (in a blind tasting), I would have thought it possibly a Belgian (in the vein of a Chimay Rouge)--malty, but with a hint at fruitiness at first blush, excellent aroma, warming but not as boldly alcoholic as an English strong ale. The body faded a bit quicker than desired, but on the whole, this was enjoyable. The biggest offense was the build-up for sweetness that started to clog my throat.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, medium head. Nice malty flavor, some roasted malt flavor, slightly sweet. Nice smooth taste, full flavor. Mouthfeel is round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, mostly malty.
Braudog (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong roasty impression tops deep red color. Presents a sour aftertaste.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark copper/brown color. Head was thin. Aroma of sweet malt. Passable. Lacks any real depth. Sorta like my wife.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very good dopplebock. good malt flavor and aroma
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not very bitter for a doppel. Also, very light for the style. Good sweetness.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity roasty aroma, nice brown color,smooth roasted caremel flavor. I think this is their best brew. O.K. American doppelbock.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice caramel aroma. Body is like liquid caramel...a little on the sweet side. Not my favorite doppelbock.