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.
bierkoning (10159) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark ruby brown color. Malty and fruity aroma. Medium to full bodied, malty and fruity flavor (pear and banana). Some roasted malt and coffee. Just a hint of metal in the aftertaste.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful Mahogany color with a huge off-white head. The aroma was sweet...clove...bananas...caramel...malty sweetness...tobacco. The flavor was similar to the aroma with a little alcohol added. Extremely enjoyable doppelbock.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one pours a very dark amber color with a medium sized, off-white head that lingers. It also has particles of yeast floating throughout the beer. The aroma is weak and I detect only a bit of malt presence. Medium bodied with low carbonation, the flavor is malty sweet with some hop presence in the finish and a nice lingering malty sweetness. This one gets better and better as I drink it. Good, strong maltiness, perfect carbonation, and a slight hop presence make this a good doppelbock.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one was nice, but not what I had hoped for. A very nice dark coloration, but the aroma is lacking. Flavor is nice and full, but lacking in real character. Overall, good, but not great.
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 (7130) - 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 (1652) - 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.