SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate malt, coffee, and hops aroma. surprising amber color. carmel malt flavor. not as rich as i expected. sort of bland. very malty and boring.
yngwie (16768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottle. Dark amber with dense beige head. Sweet, malty aroma. A bit warming too. Balanced flavours of malt, caramel and some alcohol. Aftertaste is caramel, malt, alcohol and a light bitterness. (051004)
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A tasty Doppel, this one pulls no punches in its flavor, but is still more drinkable than some others in the style. Although lighter in color, its taste is a complex mix of toffee and raisins, with an underlying malty sweetness.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Bottle: Clear walnut colour with a nice-looking yellowy head. Initially the aroma was tangy, vinous, and sherry-like, with some ’red’ toffee notes. As it opened up some earthy sap-like qualities (that worked) emerged along with a touch of sticky date.Flavours of smokey caramel and burnt sugars dominated. In the first few minutes there were some mettalic cardboard flavours evident. However, as it come to room temperature this was rounded out with some nice complex dried fruits. Again the initial mouth feel was a little harsh but developed nicely. Very well structured.
nasenber (2) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma reminds me of chocolate. OK, there is little head, but who cares (at least not me)? Just the fine malty aroma you would expect from a Doppelbock.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Malty aroma. Sweet taste of caramel, raisins but not oversweet. Very enjoyable actually !
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange/red in color. no head to speak of. Sweet, caramel malt aroma. Not exactly a lot of stimulation on the nose. Sweet caramel malt flavor also with a bit of dark fruit maybe. The flavor is more interesting than the aroma. Definitely drinkable and worth trying to form your own opinion.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Maple syrup and pancakes on the nose. Nice pour from a bottle with short head and some lacing. Reddish brown, clear color. Very appetizing and I have not even taken a sip yet. The first sip is malty sweet with notes of bourbon and a slight candy nut flavor...maybe caramel with some pecan. Finish is smooth with minimal bitter. Nice, easy beer with lots of maltiness all the way down to the bottom of the glass.
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Taste is almost all malt. Really malty. Nice full mouthfeel, the alcohol is not very noticeable, which is nice. A sweet beer. Not my fav, but not bad.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a stunning clear deep amber, with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma is sweet slighty burned caramel, very little hops or anything else notible. The palate is full bodied, but not overpowered by alcohol. Similar flavours to the aroma, burned caramel, brown sugar and rum, with a low bitterness. There is some alcohol present in the finish, and a little lingering sweetness. Overall... fantastic