Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my new favorite doppelbocks. Pours a deep mahogany and leaves a nice lasting beige head. Aroma is slightly fruity but dominated by malts. Lots of munich, toasted, and chocolate malts in both the aroma and taste. Flavor is accompanied by a hint of hops in the end to give it a slight bitterness. Not cloying at all. Very easy to drink and not too syrupy like some doppelbocks.
djones27 (5) - USA - JUN 1, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty. Complex taste, yet smooth. My first Dopplebock, will try more.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Niced auroma, and a beautiful hue. Tasty beer with a nutty taste. Maybe I’m just the nutty one, I don’t know.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a big beige head. Aroma of toffee and malt. Caramel and raisin flavors. Malt, fruit, some spice. Nice complexity, but easy to drink.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma and flavors are malty, sugary, sweet, with some fig and raisin fruitiness. Bitter finish baloances out the sweetness.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i’m really into doppelbocks, i like this style of beer. aroma of coffee, toffee, caramel and dark fruits. tastes like coffee, cola, rum, raisins and is heavy. mouthfeel is sticky because of the sweetness. finish is sweet, peppery and a bit sour. good one.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin yet persistent tan head. Sheets of lace. Smell is malty and fruity, light alcohol aroma.
Big malt in the mouth. Caramel and peppery spice. Lots of alcohol in the flavor and some hops in the finish. Mouth is lightly sticky and the malty alcohol taste lingers. Not too drinkable and not too smooth. Not a great beer quite frankly.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 Dark mahogany, aroma of molasses and caramel. A tad more syrupey than I’d like, not as well balanced as my favorite bocks, namely the Celebrator and Aventinus. The aftertaste is more malty than the initial flavour, and it lingers well on the tongue. I plan to rerate this winter in the doppelbock showdown.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, and dark fruits. Flavor of rich malt and caramel. Somewhat skicky mouthfeel.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with bright reddish tints, clear. Has a quick dissipating head with large bubbles, looks like cola. Aroma of dark raisin bread, very malty. Lighter body than other doppelbocks, lively carbonation keeps this from being overly sticky. Sweet, mild alcohol notes, butterscotch perhaps, lingering maltiness. Good for the style.