wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan head, caramel brown, semi-hazy appearance. Very strong caramel aroma. Malty and sweet in flavor and aroma, but not as sweet in flavor as I would like. Slight bitterness at the tail end. Doesn't have tha alcohol burn (maybe I am crazy but I actually like a little burn).
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber/brown clear body with a large beige sudsy head that has good duration and a fair lace. Malty caramel aroma with a light hint of hop and alcohol. Some good toasty notes are in there. Starts with a dominant caramel malty sweetness and mild fruitiness. Has a bit of hop balance but definitely sweeeet. Alcohol is masked well. Medium body, juicy mouthfeel finishes lighty bitter. Enjoyable brew, enjoyable price.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2005 Clear mahogany with a thick off-white head. Bready caramel aroma with a hint of alcohol. Very malty and sweet but not overly sweet. Taste has notes of cherry, dark fruit, BIG caramel, honey, molasses and toasty malts. The alcohol content is pretty well hidden. Not as dark and roasty as other doppelbocks such as Celebrator. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy with medium carbonation. Solid stuff.
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, thick whitish-tan head. Malty cocoa nose. Kinda heavy mouth feel. This is an alright Doublebock.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, bordering on brown. Ecru heavy dense head. Malt and sourdough aroma. Lightly smoked grain flavors. Some scotch qualities. Quite dry and slightly acetic. Mid to heavy feel. For the content, the alcohol is hard to find. Not a lot of depth. Finish is somewhat nutty and dry.
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amberish-honey colored beer with a tan head of densely packed bubbles. Aroma is a bit funky and redonlent of molasses. Medium rich mouthfeel, smooth and sweet. Could use a bit more hops to finish it off, but a tasty bock nevertheless.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mildly sweet caramel aroma. Chestnut auburn in color with little head and no lacing. Very yeasty/bread flavor and lacks the sweetness one would expect. Single dimensionsal. I was expecting the body to firm as it warmed, but I was disappointed with that. Average dopplebock.
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an attractive amber with Ok head, aroma is fruity and malty.Sweet malt flavor with maybe some caramel, lacks any hoppiness. Overall pretty good, with a redeeming alcohol content, but there are better doppelbocks out there.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Cloudy yet attractive reddish color. Kiwi, strawberry and frsh bread (yeast) nose.One of the best feeling beers I’ve had. Well Balanced hops ans sweet light malts make this beer another winner.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 A hair lighter in color than some of the "authentic" german dopples. Wonderful earthy and buttery nose. Well made. Especially telling is how it holds the sweetness together when warm.