philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Full Sail Brewing Company--Mercator Doppelbock--Reserve 1999 12 oz. Bottle. 7.80% ABV--26 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Doppelbock--Smooth. Clear bright black cherry red color. Light sweet flavorful front. Light smooth flavorful body is rich without thickness. Finishes with a burst of flavor. Ages well. Sampled 3/21/1999 & 12/18/1999. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/19/2000BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
opaque rust, thick tan head, malty aroma, rich dry malt flavor, slight fruity character,
Vintage: 1999 vintage
muddy brown, headless, wonderful sweet fruity vineous aroma of rich ripe dates covered in a brown sugar sauce, big body, sweet malt flavor, lots of brown sugar character, no hops or bitterness, even though the aroma has developed some wonderful rich ripe fruit character, the flavor has broken down into a sugary syrup, excitment followed by a letdown
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
On Tap at Full Sail Hood River. pours out an amber. there is a nice aroma of dark fruit. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle, 1999. Ruddy brown pour. Dark fruity aroma. Sweet malty and dark fruit, especially prunes, flavors. Clearly aged well. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2005
1999 vintage. Poured a hazy brown with a golden hue. Aroma of dark fruit and aged malt. Flavor of dark and ripe fruits. A little flat but can be expected for 6 year old beer.
aracauna (3599) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Cloudy red with not a whole lot of head. A strong bit of prunes in the aroma mixes with straw and leather. This is an impressive doppelbock. This was the 99 edition. Crit (3996) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
Dark brown, lasting tan head.Malt nose. Sweet malt taste with decent body and some finishing hops. Good lace omhper (25095) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
Dark nut brown. Sourish and syrupy sweet. Perhaps I got an off bottle.
TAR (2760) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2001
A very tremendous tasting bock. It obviously has tons of malt and hops, for it has held up well in the two years I have kept it. Very cloudy and nice alcohol kick. One of the best Doppel’s in the country that I have tried. Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
Too light-bodied for the style, and too easy going. Hops don’t come through enough at the end. Wouldn’t pour it down the drain, but probably wouldn’t buy it again either.