DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of dark roasted grains and malt, wheat, yeast, some caramel-like sweetness, dried fruits (raisins, dates, plums). Generous foamy head, nice dark brownish reddish color. Nice rich flavors of sweet malt, wheat, yeast, dried fruits, with sweet caramel and toffee undertones. Crisp and refreshing despite the heaviness of this beer. Awesome.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Pours deep coppery rubish with 2-finger khaki head. Great look. The aroma is of fermenting figs, brown sugar, hops, caramel malt. The taste is caramel malty, with notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, hops, and slight rauch. Very crisp and clean, but the complexity falls off as it warms. This went great with buttered corn-on-the-cob smothered in spray butter and Old Bay!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This rocks! Dangerously delicious. Bittersweet fruity nose, with some very nice caramel malt, mixed over the top of delicious black, almost has a chai taste to it, with some liquid vitamin mineral dryness. Sticky, but not syrupy, with a sweet mouthfeel but still remains very clean and is never heavy.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a burnt sienna with a cloudy body that has a thick tan head. The nose is sweet with a sour, funky, nutty, aroma....tough to make out other flavors. The taste is fantasic, caramel malt, herbal tea, tart bitterness. The sweetness brings forth so many flavors......dark fruits, raisins, plum, very creamy, roasted nuts. This is a very tasty doppelbock!
wxman (1552) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Nearly opaque dark brown with reddish hues and a full off white head. Aroma of plums and sweet malts. Complex prunes and raisins with maple syrup flavor; notes of dark chocolate and sweet red wine also come through. Very interesting and well balanced, flavorful. Tastes even better on tap! (12/14/2012)
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500ml). In my Erdinger Weiss glass. Poured deep clear mahogany with a huge foamy-creamy lasting tan head. Sweet roasty nutty/chocolate caramel malt and bready yeast aroma, some herbal hops and alcohol bitterness in background - very rich and clean. The taste is a little burnt - as the aroma, only moreso, and burnt - nice. Mouthfeel is a little watery, but still this is syrupy, not much carbonation considering that impressive head, and leaves a sticky bitter, chocolate and fruit aftertaste - solid doppel.
Damian (5) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep caramel color with a large head that fades quickly. Aroma is quite intense and matches the taste of the beer. Rich, nutty, chocolatey, toffee taste. Sweet and creamy. Oily, silky smooth consistency. Alcohol taste is not very noticeable. Makes for a nice dessert/after dinner drink. Overall, the best dopplebock I have had to date.
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown cola color with an off white head and some lacing. There is a definite malt and yeastflavor with a smooth earthy finish. A hearty brew that stood up to the brussel sprouts I had with the meal.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at SIB. brown with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, and dark fruits. Rich malt and caramel tastes.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, molasses-sweet beer. Pours rudy-brown with a small tan head. Caramel aroma. Thick caramel and malt flavor that seems to coat your tongue. Alcoholic bite in the finish. Exceptionally smooth and just heavy enough to enjoy.