apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I'm not impressed. Red, quickly diminishing head. Smells dry and ashy, but it tastes somewhat medicinal, like Robitussin. Not much like most dopplebock's I've had, but there's also a lot of alcohol to hide.
notalush (5119) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well masked alcohol - a little bitter for a doppelbock, but still has its share of malty sweetness - not what I was expecting, but still good - light and easy drinking for the style.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really pleasant doppelbock, but a very light one. I'd actually consider it a bock. Didn't taste the alcohol at all.
Braudog (5933) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep red color and thin. Sweet syrupy aroma. Interestingly mellow 'til the finish when it takes on a vaguely mediciney appeal, but in a pleasant way. Damn good!
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler bottled from tap. Striking clarity. Frankly quaffable double bock, with perhaps more hops than are often seen in examples of this style. All the malt you'd want. Thanks be to LiebeBier for lugging this back from Downingtown.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
yummmm - a bit thinner on the palate than I remember but still a kick ass Doppelbock. Sweet, malty yet with enough hops to not be overly syrupy. As someone else noted it was lacking a bit on aroma, but I might attribute that to the over chilled temp. it was served at where I had it.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malt flavor, hides the alcohol perfectly. A very good Doppelbock.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown color with slight tan head. This beer is ridiculously smooth for 8% ABV. Malty and rich. Only negative, not much aroma. Otherwise an outstanding beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 I’ve had celebrator and optimator, but this one is better IMO. Very deep amber red with very slight head, which left nice lacing on the glass. The smoothest and easiest to drink doppelbock. Lots of sweetness from the malts but has some hop balance to it. Lots of caramunich gives it its nice sweet maltiness and deep amber color. No harsh astringent flavors that can be found in some bocks. I was feeling the alcohol after a 20 oz glass.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite nice with good malt, a bit spicy and in control alcohol. Would like to see in a bottle.