fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 2007-10-03, draught at Freaking Frog, Las Vegas, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Dark chestnut color. Aroma of unmalted cereals and malt. Good body strength, good caramel flavor, but the final is a bit stale. In the final there is basically dark caramel.
2004-05-16, bottle, 5-4-7-4-13=33
Beautiful amber color. Light aroma (malt, caramel)… more interesting flavor, with a good malty structure and a balanced, long final.
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola like coloured body with a large lasting tan coloured head. Aroma is most certainly malt, caramel and slightly roasted. Taste follows the malt aroma with more malt again, a touch of sweetness, alcohol is hidden and a creamy oily texture. Cheers!
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Fruit jam gelling with caramel, cooking luxurious malt cookies... A silky mouthfeel and perfectly leveled residual sugars force the eyelids to slowly close every other sip... Earthy connotations add depth in the finish for a most elegant Doppelbock...
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clean amber body with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is strong and sweet with big bursts of malt. This is a very malty beer, smells like a can of malt extract. Flavor is massive, full of malt and alcohol. Sweet almost cherry flavors in the highly alcoholic finish. This is one prize of a beer. Overall, this is an awesome beer. It should be slowly enjoyed from a snifter. Bottles are the perfect size too. Outstanding!!!
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color with a beige head. The taste is strong malts with some sweetness and slight alcohol in the finish.
SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would probably rate this one second only to the Celebrator amongst the doppels I’ve sampled. For fans of smooth, malty beers, don’t miss this one. Creamy, with a sweet (but not overly so) carmel-like flavor. Pours a deep brown hue, with a foamy head and good retention. Almost perfect mouthfeel. Another great beer from a great brewery.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeast, malt, dark fruit, hickory and marzipan in the aroma. Clear, very dark brown but not opaque. Thin off-white head that recedes to cover. Mildly sweet bock flavour with an earthy roastiness and light raisin flavour. Pleasant lasting aftertaste. Mildly astringent. High carbonation. I had higher hopes for this one. It was very good, just not fantastic. Enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere. Bottle.
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big foamy and sticky off-white head over a clear ruby brown body. The aroma consists of sweet maple, toffee, roasted and smoky malt, dark and red fruits with prominent character(cherries, plums) and an enticing earthiness. It’s very fruity and almost smoky, but actually not that spectacular after a few sips, earthy grape bubble gum if such a thing exists. Body could be a little thicker, but carbonation is moderate and appropriate. Basically, the palate doesn’t seem to reveal the promised secrets from the sniffing, but this is still a very good beer if not great.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark Bavarian doppelbock. Significant alcohol (7.4% abv).Cola color brown-red with a roasted barley malt and light hop aroma. Medium-dry slightly hoppy flavor with medium-full mouthfeel. A full off white head forms with lace falling in curtains.
jsquire (3340) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red when held up to the light with a foamy beige head and a slightly off dusty grain nose. Creamy mouthfeel for a doppelbock. Lots of malty sweetness and very easy to drink, but not much else to this beer.