civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer pours a medium to dark amber color with small but lasting head. Very sweet, but mostly what would be expected with a desert beer. The body is not quite as thick as would be desired.
haddon90 (1456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy deep amber color with a lasting head. Malty aroma. A hint of caramel as well. Smooth taste. Very impressive. Some hops linger, earthy and light at the same time. A definite must try. Good finish as well. Bought this 12 oz bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, VA.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Clear medium amber, smallish lasting creamy head. Malty, slightly banana-infused nose; very smooth, light, earthy...rather weak and light for a doppel; bitter, slightly sour finish. Just ok.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
eep red color, lightly carbonated, syrupy full mouth coating body. good malt taste, complementing yet submissive hop bitterness. Not one to turn down.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Plums, raisins, brown sugar in the aroma. Deep brown-red body. Medium-heavily sweet flavor becomes a lightly bitter, moderately sweet finish. Medium-heavy body, creamy/oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: sweet and creamy, just lacks in depth (a common problem for me, it would seem).
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan head, caramel brown, semi-hazy appearance. Very strong caramel aroma. Malty and sweet in flavor and aroma, but not as sweet in flavor as I would like. Slight bitterness at the tail end. Doesn't have tha alcohol burn (maybe I am crazy but I actually like a little burn).
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber/brown clear body with a large beige sudsy head that has good duration and a fair lace. Malty caramel aroma with a light hint of hop and alcohol. Some good toasty notes are in there. Starts with a dominant caramel malty sweetness and mild fruitiness. Has a bit of hop balance but definitely sweeeet. Alcohol is masked well. Medium body, juicy mouthfeel finishes lighty bitter. Enjoyable brew, enjoyable price.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2005 Clear mahogany with a thick off-white head. Bready caramel aroma with a hint of alcohol. Very malty and sweet but not overly sweet. Taste has notes of cherry, dark fruit, BIG caramel, honey, molasses and toasty malts. The alcohol content is pretty well hidden. Not as dark and roasty as other doppelbocks such as Celebrator. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy with medium carbonation. Solid stuff.
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, thick whitish-tan head. Malty cocoa nose. Kinda heavy mouth feel. This is an alright Doublebock.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, bordering on brown. Ecru heavy dense head. Malt and sourdough aroma. Lightly smoked grain flavors. Some scotch qualities. Quite dry and slightly acetic. Mid to heavy feel. For the content, the alcohol is hard to find. Not a lot of depth. Finish is somewhat nutty and dry.