hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Wow!! What can I say except this is one heck of a good tasting Dopplebock!! This beer poured a light brown to a tan medium head. Dark brown body. Some carbonation was observed. It had a dark brown body. The taste was simply excellent! It has an extremely smooth taste, no bitterness or aftertaste. Darn, this was one heck of a good drink!! More please?
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 22, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a large creamy head of light brown finely sized bubbles. It has an extremely nice malty aroma that is very pleasant to the nose. The body of this beer is simply beautiful. Its a dark almost opaque brown color with some carbonation rising up the side of the mug. I loved the taste of this brew with elements of caramel, malt, and spice. It was extremely tasty. The head left a ring of lacing around my mug as it receded. This is an extremely good example of why I like Doppelbocks so much. Very smooth, delicious and one of the best brews I have had in a while. Einemal bitte! Once again: Im Himmel gibt es kein bier darrum trinken wir es heir! Translation: In Heaven there is no beer! That is why we drink it here.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a medium head and almost no lacing. The aroma was slightly malty with hints of fruit. The taste was very smooth and sweet with a thick roasted taste to it. The drinkability is just a medium because it is very sweet and very thick. It is quite enjoyable, but I don't think I could drink several in a row.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Pours a roasted caramel color with a nice light tan head. The aroma is nice blend of sticky, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, and dry grain. Smooth and clean mouthfeel. The flavors compliment the aroma nicely with plenty of great fruit, plum, raisin, cherry and fig. A wonderful value and a wonderful surprise.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was surprised by this cheap bottle!! Dark brown with a sweet nose of thick malts and a little hint of the alcohol. Very smooth and sweet without going overly nasty with sweetness. Thick and malty, with more alcoholic notes as it warms up. Veery nice, I'll remember this one next Winter!
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent Doppelbock.
This is right up there with Ayinger's Celebrator Doppelbock.
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice "Dark Strong Beer" from the "Oldest Brewery in the World." Great smell, good head, wonderful, germanic finish. Not the best double bock I've had, but in the top ten.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2003 Nice huge head that rises above the rim of the glass; deep rich brown color; malty smell, almost like molasses; smooth texture; pleasantly bitter finish.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light roasted and vegetable aroma but not annoying. Dark brown color, light brown head, fair lace. Light roasted, light sweet, dark caramel flavor. Short finish. Very nice dunkles starkbier but a doppelbock???
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, reddish-brown, with an ample, creamy head. Mild, spicy hop aroma, plenty of mellow roasted malt and some root or bark accents. Buttery, sweet flavor, smoothly carbonated. Finish is OK, clean but, undistinguished. Overall, a nice, easy drinking beer.