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.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle-pours a creamy tan/light brown head. Hazy deep orange/amber color. Aroma-puts off a lot of aroma. Sweet, sharp___(fruity syrup smell) possibly from plums or apricots, malty. Taste follows the aroma with the malt becoming a nutty malt. Seems like oak barreled. OK carbonation. Occasional, not to my taste but, nicely done. Date stamp on bottle was partially legible, approx 10/04. Other 6 packs in this store went back to ’03.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Pours dark amber with a short lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, cookie dough, bready. Flavor is cookie dough, caramel, honey, raisons and plums. Texture is thick and chewy. Does a good job of hiding the 8.2% alcohol.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Sippin by the River ’05. Another beer that I have been meaning to rate: nice example of the style, but nothing over the top. Compararble to many other dbs that are out there.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber color with big white head. Aromas mostly of sweet caramel malt and bread dough, the sweetness verging on dark fruit. Flavor is not as sweet as aroma implies, very bready with a surprisingly clean finish for all its alcohol and sweetness. Not my favorite style, but this is a well crafted brew.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too sweet for my taste but that is doppelbock. Nice sweet malty taste with OK aftertaste. Not my style but would buy again.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the bottle. poured a dark amber with a with a off white head. not at all what I expected fr a doublebock. aroma, malts, a maple syrup and molasses, caramel, plums. flavor the malts take the lead on this one than got some sweetness , caramel, honey, and dark fruits
Pringles68 (28) - Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
ohh wow, this was really nice. smooth, sweet but not fruity and not bitter. i’ll definately buy this again.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malty with a hint of dates and maple syrup. Dark brown appearance with a thick and lasting off white head. Very fruity flavor is grape-like with some sweet maple and a malty finish. Good beer.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - AUG 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper color w/ beige head. big aroma of caramel and malt. full bodied, relatively sweet.