TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a foamy light tan head. Aroma of rich caramel, extreme maltiness, raisins, and slight breadiness. Taste is chewy bready malts. It is sweet without being cloying, strong without the alcohol being noticable. Instead you are left to enjoy a thick, sticky beer with a heavy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. A standard, solid example of doppelbock. Still, this pales in comparison to Celebrator or Maximator.
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rich, creamy, sweet, and mellow. has a carmel flavor with good feel...good carbonation level and great aroma...great sweet after dinner beer.
jb (3156) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses, alcohol, raisins in nose. Dark orange color with fast-disappearing off-white head. Sugary, caramel, sticky then hoppy palate. Could be my favorite beer ever? Love the perfect simplicity of the classic German beers.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber body with small head...aroma is full of chocolate, toast, spice, sugar, and raison....flavor is heavy in chocolate, toast, nuts, cherry, and molasses...nice palate, and a great beer
Ratman197 (14376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of raisins, molasses, and a hint of spices. Palate was medium bodied and slightly syrupy. Flavors of sweet malt, molasses, and a hint of dark fruit with a sweet, lingering finish.
sunevdj (4060) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful golden amber. Nice high sweetness with aromas of lots of sweet malts, fruits (plums & prunes) and a hint of nuts. Very full, very filling.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells sweet and malty. Tastes:chocolate malt. --Extremely-- smooth, as smooth as beer comes to hot chocolate. Sweet malt. full mouthfeel. Warming, filling, and good warm.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep copper color with an offwhite head. Spicy, bready, malty caramel aroma. Nice malty backbone, some spiciness in the middle, mildly hoppy finish. This gets much better as it warms up. Medium mouthfeel, slightly warming. A solid doppel. Merry Christmas!
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely amber color with a diminishing head. Light yeast boquet, with an aroma and flavour of honey. The palate is thin and slick, finishing up with a mild hoppy bitterness.
KUEric (968) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2006 A deep muddy brown ale color, with not too much of a head. Has roasted aromas, with notes of sweetness. The taste however was overpowering with sweetness, though it was a touch too malty, but had some cinnimon, clove, tastes a little.