Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours coca cola like with a nice head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel, toffee, and malt. Taste of the same with fruits and sweetness coming thru. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of MatSciGuy. Pours copper brown with a tan head. Smells fruity with some vegetal hints. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, spicy, some earthy hints. Enjoyable. EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Clear, dark carmel color. Good aroma of malt and sweet bread with dark shriveled fruits. Fairly complex flavor that balances well with aroma. Even a hint of bitter in the finish. I enjoyed this brew more than expected, and will certainly need to turn to it again, especially give the price. BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2007
One of my favs for a long time. Dry taste, full flavour. not too malty and it was very strong. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
DJC (238) - USA - NOV 29, 2006
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
clear dark amber, whispy head, strong malt aroma, hint of floral hops, dry malt flavor, dry finish, touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 Rich color, just like a Doppelbock should have. Aroma is of semi-sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is an extension of the aroma, but add dried fruit, more malt, and some hops. The body was a bit thinner than other Doppelbocks I’ve had. For the most part, this one didn’t live up to my expectations, but maybe that’s because I can still remember what Ayinger Celebrator tastes like. cheap (6089) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 For some reason, I was expecting a little more sweetness since doppelboch has a BV rating of 65. Had a little more bitterness than expected but was not bitter per se. Very dark brownish orange in my three stooges glass. Over all not bad for a dark beer and the price.-------
Concerniing my Schell variety case: I was very happy with my variety in the case from Schell; pale ale, octoberfest, pilsner, double boch, caramel boch, firebrick, maifest, doppelbock, zommerfest, etc. Wow what a variety…..loved it.-------- was about $1 per bottle from JR Beer Warehouse in Rochester PA. LibraryBrewer (50) - Goodridge, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Brown caramel color,malty caramel aroma with slight dried fruit side.Needs a bit more alcohol i think but it goes pretty well with a good malty taste some fruit making an appearance and a mild sweetness.The alcohol really doesn’t quite do it for me,needs to be kicked up a notch 1% or a bit more,and this would really get my vote. RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
An aroma consisting of yeast and prunes introduces this beer. It is a cinnamon colored beer that fails to produce a head. This beer enters the mouth in a nice thick manner producing a nice sweet date taste lingers well. mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2005
This brew gives off subtle complexities in the nose. Carmalized malts, cherries, fruits and alcohol pepperiness. Slightly metallic, but not to destracting. A bit whiskey-like with nice caramel malt flavors. Finishes peppery and warming. This is one of Schells best and I think the overall rating deserves better. A good dopplebock.