Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pours a nice bright amber brown with a white head. It is malty and sweet like honey in the nose and has similar taste with some nutty darker flavors. A very smooth and solid beer. Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2005
This is said to be one of the most legendary beers in the world ... once poured you can see why ... the sheer beauty of the amber-garnet colour is mindboggling ... the smell is full, butter, malt and candied fruits ...
the taste is of almost barley-wine like strenght with dominating english toffee and darjeeling ending in a long moreish light bitter finish ....
This is truly a great beer, albeight not for the uninitiated ...
as it is a seasonal beer for spring I’ll try another one in 6 months (and let you know) .... TBone (17524) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 Bottled (BB 02/2006)shorn (6) - USA - OCT 13, 2005 does not count
Dark copper brown, big creamy brownish head, lace. Malty, ryeish, shapr, almost metallic aroma. Malty, burnt sugar and bread in flavor, some brown sugar and burnt molasses. Quite industrial dubbelbock. Hides alcohol quite well. (4/4/4/3/11 2.6)
Re-rated, bottle (BB 10/2007), alc. 7.9%
Clear amber color, decent off-white head. Toasted malty, slightly sugary aroma. Very balanced malty with notes of toasted grains and rye, light fuityness. Light tickling alcohol, malts and sugars in the aftertaste. Warming and balanced. (6/4/7/4/15 3.6)
All taste critiqing aside, this beer is fun for those of us that like occasionally going on power-trips. Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Aroma: Fruity, with notes of apricots and caramel. ... Appearance: Dark amber, with consistent head. ... Flavor: Reminds me of dried apricots, finishes hoppy and dry. ... Palate: I found the after taste a bit too dry and bitter for my liking. Overall: A unique and solid selection, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it again when something better is around.
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Bottle that must of been old! Not what a excepted for such a high rated Doppelbock. The finish was a little bit smoky. Will try again. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2005
A lovely clean copper with vibrant oranges and a creamy full tan head. The aroma is big sweet carmel malts and a somewhat sharp fruityness is very presant. Tangy and very full flavor. Carmelt taste and feel coats the mouth. Residual fruityness and a bit of alcohol head covers the tongue. Plesant doppelbock, this obviously fits the style since it originated it. It is a very nice beer. SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 5, 2005
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 (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2005
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
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.