mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A bit strong it is of good quality. I got a buzz from one bottle. I think it is ok but too heavy for me and a bit bitter
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry, musty aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, and a touch of nuttiness. Medium to dark brown colored with a small ring of foam. Good, well-rounded flavor of roasted nuts and chewy malt. Lot's of malt in this one, which makes me a fan. If it were a tad thicker, darker, and sweeter, then it would rival Celebrator.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A malty behemoth of a brew. Worth the years-long wait. Just a shade beneath the mighty Celebrator for dopplebock supremacy, but man this is a fine beer by any standards.
jaymobrown (1649) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark oak color. With thin white head that quickly fades. Big malt nose, with a type of syrup sweetness. Some soft notes of hops found in the end. Not really thick, but not watery by any means. Sort of tastes like plums, raisins, and caramel mixed together. An interesting mix of flavors.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown body with healthy tan head. Medium sweet aroma, some dark fruit (raisin), smidgen of caramel. Taste is sweet, grape, malty, and somewhat cloying.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
there's that tinny metallic thing again. aroma AND flavor had a tinge of tinny. i LOVE their dunkle hefe and their regular hefe, but this was a bit of a disappointment. comparable to (albeit much better than) a dark lager like st pauli or becks.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost no aroma. Dark brown hue. Nice head. Very slightly bitter.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much to mention as far as aroma goes, not a bad aroma just not a noticeable one. Dark brown appearance. Malty flavor with hint of roasted grains and very slight hop prescence. Medium on the palate with nice carbonation. Very drinkable beer.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown,thin tan head.Great malt nose.Carmel malt flavor throughout
madsberg (10140) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/brown coloured. Chocolatish head with medium lasting. Aroma is sweet, fruity and malty. Flavour is malty and has fruitnotes and is medium spiced. Flavours is not as distinct as I had hoped for. There is some alcahol burn in the aftertaste. Not the most complex dobbelbock, but still a good beer.