BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep reddish brown hue with small frothy off-white head and good lace. The aroma has notes of wheat and pumpernickel bread, caramlized malts, toffee, grassy and noble hops, and a hint of allspice. The taste starts malty and chewy sweet with a ripe plum and orange zest background. Some mild bitters appear but a smoky mocha finish is lasting. The feel is lively and sort of silky, but not heavy in body. A solid beer which you can enjoy anytime of year. I do wish it was a tad more fruity and more spicy. Quaffable indeed.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red color, sweet caramel aroma, full sweet dry caramel taste, full body, dry sweet, light alcholic finish. nise, but to sweet.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All the things that make a great DB are here. Beautiful colour, lacing in the glass (little head though), and expected malty nose. The nose is a genuine malty hit with chocolate and caramel flavours present. Dontcha luvem?
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with nice head. Very malty, vegetables (cabbage, carrots...), "øllebrød" (danish dish made of rye bread, sugar and beer). Nice.
Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: malty, roasty, dry and lightly hoppy lagery with noticeable alcohol(duh). Appearance: Poures dark brown to black with hints of red, very clear. A small off white (tan) head made up of large bubbles that quickly dissipates. Flavour: strong saaz hop bitterness and some flavour dominate this roasty malty brew. Palate: nice and thick with a fair bit of carbonation, leaves a lingering long hop aftertaste that is slightly metallic. Overall this really is like a much stronger standard bock where you have more hop flavour and noticeable bitterness unlike I am used to with other super malty sweet doppelbocks.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just another dopplebock.
Sorry bockheads, but I just don’t really get bocks... I find them boring and pedestrian, like a darker, maltier brother of the lager. More often than not too sweet and rarely surprising. Not to say that I don't enjoy one with a good German meal from time to time.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So here is the deal. Most bocks that I have I either like or dont like. This one I did not like all that much. It had that sweetness that I enjoy and a hint of chocolate but for some reason the maltyness seemed unbalanced and rushed. Strange in fact, it makes me think that I got a bad bottle. I understand where it is going, however I just dont think that I am ready for it.
skaughty (627) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The vinous aroma is alluring with nutmeg and honey. This dopplebock pours deep, dark and thick, with bib bubbles and a head that was half soft serve ice cream/half coke. The molasses taste is nice and sweet (maybe too sweet), with a dunkel-like malt flavor. Unlike some others of its kind, the spice is lacking and the finish remains thin.
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Map Room, Chicago. The only other doppelbocks I’ve had are Celebrator, a Capital brew, and Aventinus. Against those, this was better than the Capital, but not close to the other two. Smelled nice, got some doughy aromas and a little cereal. Looked nice, average head size, creamy and frothy, it was a cloudy amber red. The taste was underwhelming, nicely sweet, a bit acidic, characteristic doppelbock flavor at the end and a short finish. It was medium bodied, a bit more watery than I expected, kind of creamy, and the soft carbonation was ok. Overall: eh.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear brown with red hues, with medium, lasting light brown head. Nice nutty malt aroma with some chocolate and molasses notes. Medium mouthfeel, not as smooth as expected though, a little watery on the finish. Nice sweet malt start with a balanced mid and finish. Lingering roast flavour. Nice stuff