TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre de dégustation (provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz) au Mondial de la Bière 2005 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de fruits foncés, d’alcool et d’épices. Apparence: Couleur ambrée foncée. Aucun col. Aucune bulle. Aucune dentelle. Saveur: Goût de caramel et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Corps plein avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #169)
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light reddish colour, good suitable hops, creamy easy drink. Well malted including chocolate malt, carmel. Damn good for the style. Well carbonated.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much in the aroma dept. had a woody smell to it. Nice rich head that faded decently and laced well. A clear dark amber had a full mouth to it. It was good but thought it needed a little more to it. A good drinker I liked it just thought it was missing something.
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliantly clear ruby red color when held up to the light, otherwise it is a full amber color. The head is frothy, about a finger thick and is a tan color. The aroma is rich with notes of cherries, carmalized malt, toasted bread, and fresh cooked biscuits. The cherry note is quite interesting, and though not strong adds a sort of fruity back drop to the aroma. Nice... this beer is thick and creamy from the beginning, as I take my first sip it just coats my mouth. There is a nice sweet full maltiness here that is characteristic of a doppelbock. The flavors that I can pick up remind me of caramel coated biscuits, honey, vanilla (though I think this is more a product of the creamy mouthfeel), and a hint of fruit notes; cherry and orange perhaps. There is a light bitterness in the finish that just barely tries to balance the rich maltiness that dominates this brew. This is a very good Doppelbock, and I am quite enjoying it. A thank you goes out to zathrus13 for the opportunity to try this tasty beer.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Zathrus13 for the bottle. Pours a red-orange brown. Small white head, somewhat foamy. Subtle malt aromatics, marred by medicinal alcohol notes. Sweet toasty and caramel malt flavors. Very toffee-like finish.
Nejhleader (1392) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 One of the best beers according to my mouth. beware of the troegenator. I don’t like the new design.
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: This one poured a clear, dark reddish/coppery color. Mine had almost no head to speak of. There was some sweet caramel malt to the nose. The aroma also contained some spicy floral notes. This one has a nice, sweet caramel malt taste, with some hints of fruits. A hint of bitterness and some spicyness in the aftertaste. Very Nice!
bdmast (10) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint sweet aroma. Cream colored head dissapated quicky. Heavy body. Not bad, alcohol is well hidden.
zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red/copper color, with a tan head. Aromas are sweet malt, caramel, and maybe some chocolate. Flavor is fruit, brown sugar, and sweet malt. Body is on the heavy side.
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear reddish brown/rusty color with an off white head that settles down into a minimal covering. Fairly active carbination. Aroma is of carmel & a little vanilla. Flavor is a bready maltiness, with more hints of caramel and vanilla. Little to no hops present in the flavor, this is NOT a brew for you hopheads out there. Sweetness is cut by a hint of alcohol, but it’s well hidden for a beer listed at 8.2% abv. Medium body & texture. Has a fairly clean, slightly bitter finish. Overall, one of my favorite beers, it turned me into a Doppel lover!!