BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium orange-bronze color with a full, creamy head. Could not successfully coax out much aroma. Mild malt flavor deftly masks the potent alcohol.
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 This pours a brown red color w/ little head. Nose and flavor both are strongly malt centric but it really comes alive w/ dark fruit complexity once tasted and a touch of acidity comes into play. Sweet and sticky, slightly undercarbed for a German style but still quite tasty.
Original Rating 12/27/2005: Sampled from a fresh growler: I’m not sure this quite fits the style but is a nice strong lager nonetheless. Pours a nice dark brown amber w/ a nice head. Mostly malty w/ a nice edge of hops but an unfortunate slight metallic off note in the finish brings it down a notch. 7 3 6 3 14
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice solid dark copper color with a clear white head. Slight malty aroma. Tastes of malts, yeast, and caramel. This is a wonderful beer that I enjoyed quite a bit.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 What a sorry excuse for a doppel. Not more than a single. OK ... maybe a 1.25. Light brown and clear with a small head ... a see through version of a Celebrator. Thin in the mouth ... too thin for a doppel. Taste is OK for a beer ... a little coffee, a little dark roasted malt ... but a doppel? A beer you can eat? Liquid bread for Lent? I don’t think so! An ok beer, but not even a parody of a doppel. // OK ... tried it again. Not a parody, merely a poor, thin copy. Sort of a 1.4 bock.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark, small white head. Aroma malty. Flavor of nuts, malts, caramel and bread. This is my first doppelback, so I was surprised. Medium body, easy to drink, a little bitter as it warmed.
Arris (8) - Pittsburgh, USA - NOV 22, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I haven’t had very many dopllebocks so this was a nice surprise. The color is a beautiful dark clear orange/crimson. After a rather thick pour, there is a small white head. There are many tastes that can be found: malt, grapes, caramel, nuts and pepper. I think there is a little apple also. A pleasing beer that I plan on getting again soon.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown orange amber color with a tiny fading white head. Aroma is malty with hints of dark fruit and grapes. Taste is malty with hints of sourbread dough,rasins and figs. Not bad.
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. Not a huge fan of this style. Definate kick on the first taste.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong malty body, made me think of caramel, this one deserves a try. However, its not nearly as red as it looks in the picture here, so don’t let that throw you off.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish brown, good head formation. Rich, malty, dark fruit, burnt alcohol aroma. Sweet bready malt flavor, burnt raisins, slightly charred dryish finish. Alcohol evident but fairly easy drinking.