amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby, red, brown in color. Brown head fades to stickey lace. Aroma is grains and black cherries. Taste is nutty with a malt finish. Nice soft carbonation.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice Doppelbock. Clear colored beer with Caramel malty flavors. Went down quite well.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty decent doppelbock. Light brown color with nutty malt aroma. Flavor is a bit sweet, slightly yeasty, but still damn good. One of the better doppelbocks that I've had.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good satisfying beer. I love the name. Beer has a nutty, yeasty malt flavor. Some caramel flavor.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great bottle and name. Good beer too. Very much like Autumnal fire in its maltiness. I liked it.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish brown, diminishing tan head. Scent of malt, some hops. Flavor includes much malt, dried fruit, wood, and an almost peaty note. Full-bodied.
Andrew196 (1114) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Im with Chaz on this one....very nice! One of the best doppelbocks Ive had in fact. Color was reddish amber with dark orange edges. Aroma had almonds and hops. Taste was very deep and rich, nuts, caramel, typical doppelbock goodness, but it came together perfectly! Clean and easy finish despite the full taste. Well done!
fly (1438) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think my evaluation would be much better had I not made the mistake of having a spicy snack prior to sampling. Not that I didn't enjoy this fully. Also allergies impeded the aroma. Not a fault of the beer for sure, but hard to give it better marks as it may well deserve. All the classic traits I wish for in a doppel save one - a lusher, fuller mouth feel (residual sugars?) It just felt a tad thin, but didn't take away from my ability to enjoy it fully. Delicious.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Amber-brown, average head. Unique aroma: barnyard, alcohol, hay, dirty animals. WOW!! Standard dopplebock thick chocolate flavors, but with a nice scotch-type finish. Absolutely wonderful.
joet (2408) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lots of earth in the aroma, some dusty hops, a little oxidization, not so gentle age, some washed carmels