Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Zathrus13: Pours a brilliant ruby red with a thin tannish head. Smells of bananas, grapes, scotch, some sugar. Tastes peppery with some decent lemony notes but mostly nuts. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent. Finish is nutty with a light peppery finish.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright orange/red with a thin head and sticky lacing. There Is malt, and earth in the nose with notes of brown sugar, apple, and bubblegum. It has a nice earthy hop bitterness to balance nice malt profile. Very nice beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clear amber pour with puffy white head chillin on top. Nose is of yeast, caramel, malts, some banana hidden in there along with toffee. Flavor is simlar, a little lackluster, but seems like a nice dopplebock.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good doppelbock. It finishes dry, not sweet....something I really like. This is not a heavy, suffocating doppelbock.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle via trade with Lou18 - Thanks Lou! Pours dark amber with a short offwhite head that stays decently and laces. Aroma is big malt. Caramel, a bit of chocolate. Flavor is very much the same.. Big caramel malts, a touch of chocolate and a hint of yeast. Finishes with some bitter german hops. Palate is full bodied and delightfully creamy. This is a very nice Doppel.. I enjoyed it..
agl108 (883) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled 9/28/05. Poured a deep red with a creamy off-white head that left a huge amount of lace. Sweet aroma with caramel and even some chocolate in the nose. Very malty with noticeable banana ester flavor. Considerable amount of alcohol present for only 8.2% ABV. Not a huge fan of this style.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with some red. The head is large and off white, very nice appearence. Aroma is very light but has some wheat and some fruits. Flavor is a little bitter at first but quickly goes to some bitterness. You can definitly taste wheat and some fruits. The finish is dry that makes you want to drink more. Very nice.
cazort (553) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma caramely, sweet, smooth, and not that strong. Flavour, much of the same. It’s hard to say whether it’s the beer or the style that I object to, but I feel like this one’s missing something. It does taste too sweet, and it oddly is too thin too. The flavour lacks complexity. I think the combination of sweetness, lack of bitterness, and high alcohol content makes this one rather undesireable for me. To its credit, I don’t taste the alcohol. The problem is, I don’t taste enough of anything else.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appears a light brown with an off white head. Lots and lots of sticky lacing.
Smell is malty, syrupy, raisins, and toffee.
The taste is of the same decent aromas mixed around in a decent take on the style.
Mouthfeel is slightly fizzy and full bodied.
Drinkability is decent. A nice regional doppelbock.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, magnifying caramel brown in color with a fizzy, quarter inch tan head. Aroma is fairly by the book, with honeyed pecans, caramel, maple, cedar smoothness, sugary pralines and hay barrels. Kellogg’s Corn Pops and soiled sheets sneak up on the backend of the nose and are unshakeable now that they’ve been identified. Laid back flavor. Light chocolate and caramel malts futilely assert themselves but it’s as if they’ve been diluted with seltzer water – both in terms of taste and effervescence. Sugary sweetness on the roof of the mouth is akin to Rolos, but it never comes to fruition on the taste buds. Medium-bodied, sweet and rapidly diffusing on the palate. Carbonation is too active, finishing like grainy sweet bread, then caramel cola and ultimately bubblegum. Nevertheless, happy to have had a new doppelbock. Thanks for the bottle, Thaichile.