JPDIPSO (5153) - 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 (228) - 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.
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 (1054) - 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.