jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
SMall off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Clear deep ruby colored. Very malty-caramel flavors. Hints of fruit/spices. Very smooth malt flavors, caramel, some bitterness. Aftertaste is very nice caramel thatlingers. Alcohol is noticeable but it is not overwhelming. Full but not huge body.
Dorwart (2466) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent head of light amber foam that lasts for a while. Slightly dry aroma with a touch of fruit. Nothing really jumps out at me though. Color is a beautiful medium amber red. Flavor is a little weak for a dopplebock but plesant with a touch of honey and molasses. Finish is a little dry and pasty but smooth with a nice alcohol warming. A decnt dopplebock with a great label.
raymow (1167) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, malty taste and aroma. You can also just smell and taste the alcohol (8.2% ABV). Overall, pretty good - but not as good as some of Troegs other brews.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a clear red body topped by a thick off-white head with decent lacing. Sweet malty aroma with caramel/toffee notes. Sweet malty flavor with caramel/toffee notes and a good hop presence, more so than in most double bocks. The finish is sweet and slightly bitter. Full bodied and slightly oily.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby appearance with large carbonation at first. Aroma has some sweetness, caramel maltiness as well. Not as full bodied malt tones as I would like from a doppelbock. The body is weak and needs more full-bodied characteristics. There is a smokey note in this beer that I do enjoy.
r464 (2131) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich and full, malty. Just got one of these. Not too much to compare it to in the style.
jgb9348 (5232) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber in colour with a tan head of less than 1 centimetre in height. Smells of malt, grapes, residual sweetness and a small amount of hops. Medium-bodied; Coats the mouth well with malt in each sip, as well as has a strong roasty sweetness (caramel). The malt stays in the palate for a while after the last sip. Not my favourite beer by this brewery, but it's not the worst. A decent beer and any malt lover should try this! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia and sampled it on 31-August-2003.
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.