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 (4547) - 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 (6154) - 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 (3679) - 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.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled: got this on recommendation from the waitress. didnt know what i was getting due to a heavy german accent. did understand this to be their best selling 'dark'. what i didnt understand is that it was a doppelbock. on taste alone i would of said....dunkels. mahogany color with a tan creamy head. nose is mostly malty sweet. same with in the mouth following through. some plum and raisin aftertones with sweet choc malt being the dominant man. tastes like a typical dunkels to me, but its a doppelbock. not big enough in my opinion for a doppelbock beer.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK head on a hazy amber reddish body. Sweet malty and fruity aroma with notes of oranges, brown sugar and rye. Rye and malt in the flavor - very sweet for a Doppelbock. A quite mild and easy drinkable beer.
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with a nice reddish, muddy brown. Candy corn and some smoke dominate the aroma. Flavor is bubblegum, wheat and, maybe, wood? Interesting, but it is still fairly light in flavor and body for a dopplebock. I would get this again.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown coloured. Malty aroma with notes of apples. Flavour is sweet and very malty.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a good beer, but not the best doppelbock I have ever had. The body seemed a bit thin but everything else seemed right up to par.