BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Beautiful, clear amber coloring with a nice malt aroma. Caramel malt flavors which hide the alcohol well and a little more hops presence than typical. Not as complex as the German offerings, but one of the best American doppelbocks I've tried.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper with a thick white head that doesn't last. Aroma is slighty sweet and malty. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Raisins, dark fruit, and caramel. Hide's the alcohol fairly well. It's ok, but it's nothing like a German doppelbock.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very smooth, rich doppel. Tons of malty sweetness with a richy bready flavor. Very good this time of year.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a strong beer from my favorite brewer. attractive dark brown, almost black beer with strong head. tastes very smooth and almost too sweet flavor.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel bock aroma. Body has a pleasant caramel sweetness, but doesn't quite have the complexity of its German counterparts. Finishes caramel sticky sweet with a warming touch. Still a very nice American dopplebock.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color. Medium head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and dark fruits. A medium bodied dopplebock. Malts are rich, fruity and sweet. Touch of toffee, bread and molasses. Very smooth tasting. Hides the 8.2% alcohol very well. Perhaps a little thin? A nice dopplebock. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting take on a doublebock.Yeast hit me as strange at first.Smells of raisin,yeast/malt(light chocolate),hops.Ruby amber color/stellar head/some lace.Smooth/alcohol managed well.Solid finish/weird at first.Good beer.Bottle-best before 6/04.Gets better upon warmth.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber in color with a thin off white foamy head.Aroma of bread and sweet malt.malty,sweet,touch of hops,dry finish. I found it hard to believe this was 8.2%,very smooth.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light ruby color with a small head. Sweet doughy aroma, starts sweet and ends dry. Full bodied with a light sticky mouthfeel. I am shocked that this is 8.2%.
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.