YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Garnet with small tan head. Aroma was malt but not as intense as hoped for. Some caramel sweetness, some spice. Medium bodied and a robust mouthfeel. Mild carbonation. Flavor was grainy, malty, some distilled spirit. If I’m drinking doppelbocks, I’m sticking to Consecrator and Celebrator.
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 22, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a light brown caramel color. Too clear right off the bat. Too light in color & body also. Thin mouthfeel for a dopplebock. Very thin indeed. Aromas are of butterscotch, toffee, and alcohol. No hops in the aromas or flavors. Burning alcohol, and too much diacetyl for the style. Not the best dopplebock I ever had. Needs work, guys.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks edward (brooklynboy) for the nice find. For a dopplebock this is pretty good. So for the style it is right up there for me. The biggest problem is with the style. I Just cant seem to get into them again. The nose is malty and earthy kinda but not really. The taste is wattery and thin but the malts roll right around on the tounge.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BuckNaked.Pours dark amber with little head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Flavor is the same. Finishes a little dry but has a long aftertaste. Decent overall.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and spices. Flavor of malts and caramel.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of the bottle as a redish orange cloudy brew. The head was small , of white, with a small amount of lacing.Aroma is yeasty, malty hoppy. Mmmm, I taste caramel, and more malt, lie they said, it is more full bodied and chewy. As it is warming, The alcohol come foward abit more, but nothing over powering. There is a good hop finish and lingering sweetness.
egajdzis (5525) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a thin, quickly dissipating off white head that just left the tiniest amount of lacing on the glass. Yeasty, malty sweet, nutty, caramel, and wood in the aroma. Nutty, woody, sweet caramel, lightly roasted, with a touch of alcohol. Not a bad doppelbock.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks to slob for the trade. Pours beautiful dark peachy-copper color with a creamy off-white head that diminishes mostly. Aroma is rich and full of fruity malts and light spice. Sweet, malty flavor, raisins, a bit nutty and with a definite alcohol presence. Full body and gently carbonation. Nice winter warmer.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a medium amber color with small head and not much lace. Nose is light banana and that’s it. Not impressive in the aroma at all. Malty taste with sweetness and immediate alcohol taste. Not incredibly impressive so far. I’ll let it warm a bit.............. Still has too much alcoholic warmth in the immediate palate. Not bad stuff, but not great considering the quality of this brewer. This one is a little too sweet with not much balance. Perhaps the style of it, but I have had doppelbocks that haven’t been so sweet. Let me put it this way: This is a fine brew for most places... I expected better from Troegs, so I am disappointed. You know what they say about high standards.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color, big fizzy creamy-toned head.
Aroma is nutty, cocoa-ish,malty and dark, full of darkish fruits, winey a bit.
On the palate, a blast of malt, tiniest hops, hot fruitiness, rich taste, some herbal/vegetal in the mix. Strength sings above the fray, but the flavor isn’t big enough to redeem it.
8.2%? Pretty high for a doppelbock, and I wish it weren’t so, but it feels a touch too high, against what little lies in the body here. Big and beefy, malty and bready, huge yeastiness, but it’s not enough...not enough yeast, not enough malt, not enough flavor...don’t know, but while it’s good, it’s not great.
I like the label, though it took me awhile to get. A satyr...well, they have goat legs, oh, yeah, goats=bocks, so, I guess doppelbocks = demi-gods with goathinds?
Nice beer, but could be a lot better.