MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Excellent representation of a Doppelbock. Not super sweet like some versions. Though it is obviously strong immediately upon tasting! Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Funny, the picture of it here was nothing lke the beer I poured from a Grapevine Market 4-pack. Mine was black. Held up to a 100w bulb it was Bing cherry ruby red. Black. The head was tan, thin, and disappeared quickly. Not flat, but not too exciting either. All the great flavors and balance were commendable, but I can’t give it the same high marks. Even with the free goat trinket, it’s just another stout. Guys, the Emperor is naked. UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Dark brown, with just a tad of a tanner brown light showing. Very nice sniff of sweet malt, vanilla and tobacco. Malty and smoke like taste. I wasn’t able to taste the fruity notes. Maybe it was because I decided to poison myself with a cigarette while drinking this brew. Great beer, maybe slightly overrated. Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
On tap poured a clear dark reddish- brown with an amber head. Aroma was sweet malts and dark fruit. Flavors of roasted malt,carmel and mild coffee with a bitter finish. ambergirl (3) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
It is to the evening as a mocha is to the morning. It’s dark appearance and chocolate-molasses flavor makes it a wonderful choice to celebrate having a good day.
xdream (16) - Madison, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Smell of molasses, chocolate and coffee. The appearance is really dark, almost like a stout. The taste is just freaking fantastic. Literally a celebration in my mouth. So smooth, so good, it makes every glass a time to celebrate. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
With 800+ ratings, it’s probably impossible to add anything new that hasn’t been said. So, I won’t. I’ll just determine the #’s like I normally would. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 28, 2005
A very nice roasted aroma. A deep amber brown color and nice head. A pleasant nutty and roasted flavor to the beer. Goes down very smoothly. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2005
# 200 I wanted this to be special for every hundred I get. Very dark mahogany color, with a beige head that stayed very little thorughout. Slight nutty, caramel, chococolate, piney, hoppy flavors going on. I didn’t love this like the 4.17 score it has. I’m sorry but it didn’t taste that great, ecspecially for the price. beerbabybeer (39) - langley, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2005
btl. you can see how it looks in the photo. taste is very smooth, malty, dark ripe fruit, vanilla bean, burnt caramel, a bit of lemonseed and hop bitterness in the finish. It smells like it tastes for the most part, although the sweetness really stands out in the nose of this brew. not to say this beer is overly sweet, it’s a perfect doppel bock. the best i’ve had be cause it’s well balanced and not too sweet. very nice, creamy mouthfeel too.