whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright, ultra-clear amber body with mild carbonation and a small filmy off-white head. Prominent Munich and crystal malts with elements of bread crusts, grain, grapes, light caramel and iced tea. Noble hops are evident and alcohol is apparent but not overpowering. Nice toasty malt flavor with some dark candy-like sweetness and spicy hops. Body seems a little thin and alcoholic for a doppelbock. Could use some more texture to make this a better, more rounded, big beer.
chinacat1000 (2) - Knox, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big fan of doppelbocks and Troegs has nailed it. Head is frothy when poured, then dissipates in minutes, yet leaves nice lace. Aroma is malty with hints of fruit. Well rounded, no off flavors. Hops chime in at the end with a little bite of alcohol. I can drink multiples in an evening. My favorite double bock, and a truly great beer. One of my favorites for under $30 a case.
hershiser2 (1286) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Paid $1.49 for a 12-oz single. Deep orange-copper color with a very small head that disappears quickly. Sweet malts in the nose... flavors are malty, roasty, slightly fruity... and finishes with just a bite of spiced alcohol.
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Cloudy copper, nice off-white head. Big malt, bready, toasty aroma, with just a hint of hops. fruity sweet, with notes of apples and blueberry. Smooth Jammy palate. Hint of dryness, but mostly sweet to the finish. Thanks, Secret Santa!
Gachupines (976) - USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish red with fairly thick head. Flavor is dominated by malts. Pretty easy to drink, above average for the style.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one pours a brownish red color with a thick foamy tan head. This one smells a bit fruity with notes of chocolate and caramel. The nose on this one is not strong at all. Malty sweetness is what comes up front in the taste followed by a slightly bitter finish. This is a medium bodied beer that goes down smooth. The 8.2 percent was not noticeable which defiantly helped the drinkability. An above average Doppelbock that is good but not my favorite of the style.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured dark brown color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy beige head that faded and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet, malty with notes of caramel, dark fruits and faint vegetal presence. The flavor was sweet and malty with dark fruits and molasses and vegetal undertone. Long finish. Fairly full bodied. Solid.
SpringsLicker (3193) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Willblake for sending this fine trade beer!
Hazy deep amber with a quickly diminishing off white head. Malty aroma.
The malt on the tongue is right but the body is a bit thin. No alcohol apparent.
Body and flavor of a Dunklesbock.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong malt tones with a bit of yeast, brown/red hue with a light white head that stays wispy on the top. Very full flavor, with no hops, just like it should be. If you like strong malt flavor with less body than a stout, I recommend this. Just a hint of bitterness on the aftertaste, but not enought to turn me off from this beer.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks willblake!
clear, medium brown in color with a fine light tan head of middling duration. The nose is caramel, brown sugar, bread and butterscotch.
Mouthfeel is nice and full, taste is malt first with roast and caramel malts to the front with a mild hop bitterness underneath. Also, a bit of bandaid character that’s off-putting. Finish is sweet with a bit of alcoholic tongue bite.
A decent doppelbock.