JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark amber, with a thick layer of off white head, that recedes after a few minutes to form a medium ring. Aroma is all prunes, chocolate, and raisins. Some yeast also makes its way through. Lots of malts in this bad boy. So, so malty. Plum is dominate on the palate, as is some grape flavor. Seet with a dry finish. Good stuff. As it warms, more chocolate and sweetness are evident. The alcohol is not noticeable at all.Yum yum.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red amber color with a good sized head that went down in a short time. The aroma is thick and hearty. It’s pretty full of roasted character, and some earthy sweetness. Flavor is lightly roasted, and sugary sweet. Palate is slightly bitter. This is a really well rounded beer, but not standout.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
07.01.05 500ml bottle. Strange that I’d never heard of or seen this beer before today. Anyway, the pour is dark, beer-bottle brown with ample tan head and not much lacing. Aromas are less sweet than many doppels, caramel, brown sugar, peppery hints, dark pretzel. Flavors follow suit with some bananas foster appearing at the finish before a lightly charred note and salt/pepper grip takes hold of the aftertaste. It’s nicely done if not enchanting. Alcohol is not at all noticable, body is a medium-full, but should be meatier.
kane (111) - USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1.9 pt bottle. Fairly standard double bock beer. Not as sweet or thick as Celebrator or Paulanor yet very tasty without the cloyness as this type can be. Personally this seems more like an Aventinus, but that is just me.
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black with a red tint. Has a great head that lasts till the bottom, great lacing all the way down too. Aroma dominated by malt notes such as toffee and caramel. Some slight dark fruits and something which resembles soy sauce on the nose too. The flavour is also dominated by dark malts and some fruits. There were only very slight hops notes in the finish but there was also some spice. Very rich and thick in the mouth. alcohol was detectable but pleasant.
DuffMan (7620) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber-rust brown colour. Moderate beige head. Delicious roasted malt nose with a little chocolate. Very balanced palate, not too sweet, making it enjoyable to the end. Could drink this all night! A terrific Father’s Day gift and a fine beer to start my rating history!
joergen (22877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ølbaren.
Orange coloured with a huge beige head.
Sweet aroma of dark bread and malts with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet flavour of bread with notes of malts and dried fruits.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle at the Huber Haus. Dark brown in color with a malty strong aroma. Rich caramel flavor. Pronounced alcohol and delicious.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a brown hue with small light brown head.Medium sweet malt aroma. Flavor is medium sweet malt and bread. Medium to full body with small alcohol bite at finish. Good doppelbock.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my new favorite doppelbocks. Pours a deep mahogany and leaves a nice lasting beige head. Aroma is slightly fruity but dominated by malts. Lots of munich, toasted, and chocolate malts in both the aroma and taste. Flavor is accompanied by a hint of hops in the end to give it a slight bitterness. Not cloying at all. Very easy to drink and not too syrupy like some doppelbocks.