Jayb0 (1040) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my favorite style but the fact that I find this a drinkable beer must mean something good. Strong flavors, sweet caramel, good hit of hops, alcohol. Holds up to strong foods, went well with a spicy Chili.
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little disappointing. Pretty average doppelbock. Dark brown in color. Slight alcohol burn. Caramel tones, decent roasted malt, but missing something.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good balance between malt and hops, but could use some work in the alcohol department. The amount of alcohol was very apparent in the flavor. Overall though for an american Doppelbock it's pretty good.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one great Doppelbock. Very malty in taste and amber in color, this is one of the best out there.
thungary (3) - USA - MAR 10, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good product! So hard to find a good Doublebock. Bit of alcohol, and great hop balance. I like that caramel flavors from the munich malt. Good job Troegs.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2003 Great looking clear rust colored body, though head is lacking. Smoky caramel malt exhibiting some considerable complexity framed nicely by alcohol and spicy hops. Good nose of Hallertauer, booze and malt in equal proportion. My first sample of this made me think this was a thin, boring offering. I'm glad I gave it another shot.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grapefruit,hop oil, spicy aroma. Decent maltiness in nose. Copper red clear with lacing, off-white foamy head. Low carb, silky heavy watery body. Sweet malts and good kick of hops. Light bitterness and sweet mild after. Bit of alcohol and orange. Watery. Was OK but not as malty as German doppels.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong malt flavor, very rich. A very good doppelbock from a great Pennsylvania microbrewery.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on draft athe thr Grey Lodge in Phila. Nice solid dopplebock. Malty flavor with the alcohol mixed in just right.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hooray, domestic dopplebock. Deep caramel brown color. Nose is slight, not as strong as expected, a bit of maltiness. Flavor is chewy, plenty of caramel, but not as malty as expected. Hops are a mite harsh, noticeable, but the balance seems off. Body is reasonably creamy, but nothing phenomenal. It's the first release of this, so maybe it'll get refined in the future. Good, but tastes as if it needs a bit more polishing before it's actually ready.