crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wish i could smell this, but my nose is stuffed up. So, I am gonna have to take everyone elses word on that part of the rating. Thick amber color. Sweet, rich, nice and malty, some light hops. A very good brew. All that I have had from troegs so far is quite good.
omhper (22991) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks marbles!
Copper colour. Bready malt aroma. Sweet, rich and full bodied, all emphasize is on the malt. The hop rate seems fairly low, and there is some butterscotch. A really good doppelbock!
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet - molasses, brown sugar, candi sugar - nice and malty. Flavor is huge. Malt bomb baby yeeeaahh. Tingly hops, sweet maple syrup/molasses, a little lemon and a very tingly alcohol finish. Dark fruits abound. Reminds me a bit of kulmbaacher eisbock.
beastiefan2k (3371) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 This did not taste like a doppelbock in the sense of Ayinger celebrator. It had actually non of the same characteristics. This is was light brown with light head. It was ok but not what i would expect from a doppelbock. 6/3/6/3/13.
Re-rate: almost 3 years later I will stick by my first rating even if its a bit under-descriptive. Aroma has lagered fruitiness, not a good thing, and a mix of wet bark and cardboard. Taste is thin and badly lagered because there is a bad residual sweetness left over. Too thin and awkwardly sweet. Not a good doppelbock and one I will probably never revisit again (3 years and nothing has changed). As I drink this the unbalanced sweetness gets more and annoying. Ugh, sweet and vegetable-like. 6/3/6/3/12
hopdog (11175) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a mahagony color with a off white/brownish head. Malty aromas (caramel). Tastes like it smells. Sweet beginning. Alcohol well hidden. I’m not sure if I am a Doppelbock fan or not, but this beer didn’t do it for me.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown color with slight red on the sides. Aroma was malty with dried fruits, hops and caramel. Taste has a rich nuttiness and caramel. Thick mouthfeel and slight hop finish.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can’t have the Governator because of Arnie so I guess I’ll have to settle for the Troegenator. This is a very smooth flavorful beer. Not chewy but rich and strong malts. Very nice beer. Troegs doesn’t disappoint.
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-colored, with a good head and lace. Aroma of malt, some hops, caramel, and fruit. Tastes bold, complex, with hints of malt, caramel, fruit, and cabernet. Nice balance. A good beer.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At first I didn?t think I could finish the whole six pack as I found the doppelbock to be a hard beer to drink, I got used to it over time. Pretty harsh and heavy to drink at first for an amatuer. Not the best example of the style.
cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Waaaaaay too hoppy for the style............... Although this beer demonstrates good malty character, it is overshadowed by hoppy finish. Bocks and dopplebocks are clasically malty, sweet, and full-bodied with no real hint of hops throughout the tasting experience. This beer has hops apparent in the finish.