ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep red brown color, medium short lived head,
rich aroma of malt , caramel, touch of sweet spices.
smooth malty base with a caramel component in the taste. nice hop presence balances outr the rich malt and makes this very drinkable for a strong beer.
this holds up wellin comparison with most german doppelbocks except andechs and unionsbrau.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear garnet with minimal tan head. Aroma is caramel, cola, some spiciness. Taste is cola/caramel and earthy bitter, with some spiciness. Decent body, and the alcohol is well masked. Improves considerably as it warms.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A terrific doublebock if ever there was one. Little head, nice, full-bodied flavor, and an 8.2% ABV. I like high octane brews, but the flavor in this one truly wins out over the buzz. One of my all time faves.
phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice cloudy light brown appearance.
Very light aroma. Smooth going down.
Mild woody taste. Winey sweet/sour aftertaste,
which I'm not fond of. Not my style.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad brew at all.very dark amber color,nearly no head at all.malty aroma that is slightly sweet with a faint hoppiness to it theres something there as well that is hard to detect,ahhhh the fruitiness,some what i guess but not very strong.The flavor is decent nothing special with some malt and fruit tones to it slightly sweet with the hop's not even making an appearance at all.the finish is some what dissapointing sweet malty and thats about it.Nothing special but still a fine brew .
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, clear, reddish brown color with a thin head that rapidly dissipates. It has a malty and slightly fruity aroma with a touch of caramel in it. Medium body with low carbonation, the flavor is malty sweet with a hint of ginger. The alcohol is well hidden. A little thin for a doppelbock, but the flavor is great. This is one of the better American brewed doppelbocks.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear caramel color with minimal head and a flowery, yet malty aroma. A little thin in body considering the style and abv. Some roasty and nutty qualities, nice and dry, mild hop character. Not bad, but not great.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer had the distinct disadvanage to being drunk in between several stouts, but it managed to hold it's own. I liked the flavor, but in the end, ended up going back to my stouts...
lmb1958 (3) - USA - MAR 30, 2003 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I did a blind taste test with Troegs and Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock (generally acknowledged to be the best Doublebock). The Troegenator won. It doesn't have the deep dark appearance of the Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock but it tastes better. So much of beer is psychological; the only way to compare beers is to do blind taste tests. Troegs makes some great beers; they don't microfilter or pasturize. Their beers are the best except for their Lager (too bland but I guess that goes with the style) and their pilsner (I like Pislner Urquell a lot more).
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium amber/red color with slight white head. Very malty and relatively smooth. Full bodied- with lots of sweetness, and the alcohol gave it a nice kick yet it is hard to detect in the taste.