TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut ruby. Creamy, semi-sticky dirty-white foam. Aromatic notes of fruitcake, red licorice, pecans, and plum pudding. Fairly rooty and woody. Very clean alcohol. Soft, mouth filling carbonation. Rounded edge of fruitiness complements the weighty malt blanket. Deeply dextrinous, as well, with a slick, candied malt underside. Succulent malt spine shows hints of toffee glazed fruitcake, which continues to shower the palate with layers upon layers of depth and sustenance to stave off the body-lessening fruitiness. Firm dried leather astringency couples with ripe prune acidity, while a cool breath of alcohol glides over a tanninlike crystallized sugar sting that attaches itself to the tongue. Finishes with a restrained richness of fruitcake topped with brown sugar, wine-steeped prunes, and nutty malt echoes. Despite the beautifully complex and polished malt showcase, there’s a tad too much fruitiness that keeps the malt from hitting full stride. A lovely malt mammoth, nevertheless.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As would be expected, the wheaty flavor dominates but doesn’t overpower. It’s rather malty.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one at the 27th Bokbierfestival in Amsterdam (2004), but did not make any notes and forgot most of the impressions I had. Really want to try this one again, judging from other people’s ratings.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aroma has lots of malt. Flavors of dark fruits and yes, lots of malt. Little hop bitterness, just enough to be appropriate for style. Moderately carbonated. Good Doppelbock.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) The word "Bock" doesn’t appear anywhere on the label on this beer from the brewery said to be the oldest in the world - but clearly, that’s what it is. Dark and heavy with lots of malts and sweetness, and not really any bitterness. Pleasant and quite characteristic. 301003.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of freash baked bread just out of he oven. Dark ruby red body when held to light and tan foamy head. Flavor was sweet, slightly bitter and licorice candy. Not overly sweet and not overly bitter. Good Doppelbock.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured dark brown with a good head.
Sweet malty aroma, bread, black licorice.
Flavor is sweet malt, roast, dark fruits and alcohol with a light malt and alcohol finish.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very nice beer - and i think its official that doppelbock is an excellent style. Chocolaty, full of spark and and fizz. A top notch brew.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark amber, with a thick layer of off white head, that recedes after a few minutes to form a medium ring. Aroma is all prunes, chocolate, and raisins. Some yeast also makes its way through. Lots of malts in this bad boy. So, so malty. Plum is dominate on the palate, as is some grape flavor. Seet with a dry finish. Good stuff. As it warms, more chocolate and sweetness are evident. The alcohol is not noticeable at all.Yum yum.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red amber color with a good sized head that went down in a short time. The aroma is thick and hearty. It’s pretty full of roasted character, and some earthy sweetness. Flavor is lightly roasted, and sugary sweet. Palate is slightly bitter. This is a really well rounded beer, but not standout.