howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Fine but dissipating head, very hazy amber-brown body. Sweet, dessert-like aromas - vanilla, maple syrup, a bit of chocolate. Similar sweet flavors, juicy malts, molasses, maple syrup. Enjoyable but unremarkable in my opinion. redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Caramel to red in color with a quickly dissapating off white head that didn’t leave any lace. The aroma starts off fruity almost cidery and then mellows to heavy yeasty malt aroma as it warms. The flavor is malty but not too sweet, and then a spicey yeast finish. It has lots of body, a heavy malt finish that leaves an effervescence. It leaves me wanting more. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 Let me start out by saying that this is a style that I rarely find examples of that I enjoy. I like this brewer a decent amount so I figured I would try their version. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a nice red-mahogany color with a small tan head. The aroma was rich and malty with some molasses and toasted caramel. The flavor was sweet, malty and had a hint of molasses. The finish was a bit sour and overall had a bit of a vegetable flavor. awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Not one of the better Bells beers I’ve had. Too sweet with a wierd aftertaste. civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Pours deep brownsih with red tints, little head. Aroma of maple, malt, and slight hops. taste of slight hops caramel, and a malty finish. Palate is creamy, smooth, and full. A good beer.
JK (6161) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
It has that bock aroma of malt. Red-brown color with sediment. Flavors of caramel, malt, and fruit. Very sweet. Heavy palate. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Sweet, malty aroma, reminiscint of dates, raisins and cherries. Dark orange to light brown murky appearance. Thin off-white head. Flavor has elements of chocolate, baked brown bread and dates, with just a wee bit of alcohol seeping through. Thick, chewy, mouthfeel. Overall, an excellent dopplebock. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2004
What a doppelbock! Pours a dark brown-red rust color with a nice firm head. Aroma is Malt/spice. Taste is full-body malty and choclatey. The alcohol doenst come through as much as one would think. Finishes with a yeasty malty ending. I’ve never used so many Ys in a rating. Y? muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2004
12 oz bottle, at Hopleaf, Chicago. Deep bronze, clear, no head. Simple light caramel aroma; nothing much besides molasses on the nose. Syrupy, with hints of charcoal in the finish. Rather poor for a doppelbock and a disappointment from Bells. aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Deep red-colored body with a yellow cornmeal head. The medium-sized head forms easily and then fades. The aroma is malty with a slight pepperines. The sweet, malty flavor is warm and closing in on thick, but it’s not a big flavor. Very smooth. There’s a slight graininess in the flavor. The alcohol shows through a bit in the finish.