RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Rich roasted malt dominates with a big alcohol presence (mainly a tongue-burn on the finish) Good winter warmer with a wine like texture. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 30, 2005
This was a really nice doppelbock. From the bottle this pours a red/amber with a small white head and nice lacing. Very clean tasting with a rich malt profile up front and a slightly burnt note in the finish. Hints of molasses, sherry, and caramel in the body with a very balanced taste and smooth texture. Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2005
Pours hazy dark brown with a light brown head. Sweet and sticky malt and caramel aroma with hints of alcohol. Typical doppelbock flavor of malt, caramel and alcohol. Little thin. Definately not as good as the best German doppelbocks. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2005
Delicious! This pours out a clear, light brown color with some reddish highlights and is capped by a slender white head. The aroma is sweet like the wort with caramel and toffee scents. It’s a very smooth, easily drinkable, the ABV being well hidden except for a slight alcohol burn on the tongue in the finish. It’s a good malty drink with caramel being the predominant flavor. There’s a fairly heavy dosage (for the style) of hops here, but they work mainly to keep the brew from getting overpoweringly sweet. I’m having some more. Tmoney99 (14601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2005
Draft at brew pub. Reddish brown color with medium off-white head. Complex aroma of hops with sweet tone. Full flavor and body with malt, caramel and hops. Good long finish. Very refreshing and pleasing brew.
DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2005
Bottled. Pours a nice ruby color. The expected malty smell with a note of hops I haven’t found in other Doppels. Taste is malty too, of course, with caramel, alcohol and a note of vanilla fudge. I thought it wasn’t overly sweet, due to hop presence. Finishes with a bit of yeast bite, stirred up as I grabbed the bottle. raymow (1671) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2005
Not bad but a little too sweet for my taste (and I tend to like them a little sweet). green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2005
Cellar Temp. Crimson with a minimally retaining head. Nice dark fruit aroma. Chewy, slightly sweet. Drinkable but not terribly flavorful. Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2005
Pours a reddish copper color, with a thin tan head and decent lacing. I can’t seem to detect much nose, maybe the slightest touch of malt. The taste is quite strong, however. I’m struck with malt, those strawberry marshmellows in Frankenberry cerial, molasses, caramel, and an alcohol finish. A very interesting taste, indeed. RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
This is a rusty brown beer that doesn’t pour much of a head. It has a mild malty aroma. The taste is smooth with no distinct flavor jumping out.