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
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown, lush, perfect head that never fades away. Aroma of bread. Flavors of pumpernickel, a touch of toffee, surprisingly dry finish. Never would have picked this for a doppelbock, as I actually enjoyed the beer.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A big malt treacley nose hits when you first open the bottle subsiding to a mild fruitiness. Colour is a royal dark bourbon red with a medium small medium lasting tan head. Body is medium fullnes, lowish carbed, clean and non-coying. Flavour is primarily medium low sweetness caramel malt with touch of lingering fruitiness. Mild sweet and dry roasted malt reasonably clean aftertaste. Alcohol very well masked.
Pailhead (4606) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Apparently I’m the only one who thinks this, but the aroma seems to a combination of salt and grass. Smells almost like a soup but I can’t think of what kind (it’s on the tip of my tongue). Very strange. Pours a dark transparent reddish-brown with a tan head that dies rather quickly. Decent lacing. Very malty taste. Very, very slight bitter finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. Somewhat malty aftertaste.
fiulijn (14294) - 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 (3049) - 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 (7677) - 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.