BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Dark brown, relatively clear appearance, good head formation. Bready malty aroma, dark fruits and alcohol. Rich malty palate, a little sherryish. Alcohol strength is certainly apparent. Sweet and fruity throughout. DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Clear dark brown color with a quickly dissapating light tan head. Not much to the aroma, mostly sweet roasted malt, reminds me of peachy chocolate. I dislike the peach aroma, as I think it's the alcohol. Thick mouthfeel. The flavor has a winey chocolate thing with little hop bittering. Peachy alcohol in the finish. What I dislike overall about this beer is the fuity effervenscence. Make it taste like Celebrator! fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Not usually a fan of Spaten beer, I was surprised by the Optimator's sweet flavor. As others have noted, the alcohol comes through in the finish. If mass-produced German beers aren't your thing, try the Optimator and you might be surprised. ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Malty aroma. Pours with a rich head, however it is gone after a minute or so. Very dark, almost opaque beer. Somewhat thick in body, leaves a malty sweetness on the tongue. Slight hints of fruitness with very little bitter taste. Overall I'd say excellent. TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
This is the first actual bock I had. It's not a bad beer. It tastes a little mediciny, though.
defCon (19) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Very great dark beer equals a nice appearance, rich, slightly sweet flavor and plenty of head, which is even great tasting. Very easy on the palate, a 4 star German beer. raymow (1865) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Full bodied, roasted malt & chocolate flavored. Nice rich aroma and deep brown coloring. fryjohn (12) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2003 Rich malty aroma, dark brown in appearance, rich hoppy flavor, not bitter. A great beer. bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2003
poured a dark brown with some garnet hues and a small creamy tan head. Nice sweet malty aroma. Medium bodied with a taste of sweet roasted caramel malt, toffee, and chocolate with somemhints of dark fruit. nice and creamy and very drinkable. A most enjoyable dopplebock. weisinator (67) - USA - DEC 2, 2003
Sweet flavor with a slight toffee nose and a very slight coffee finish. Light bitterness.
Aroma is all malt.
Dark appearance, thin head, very little lacing on the glass.
Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
In the USA, Optimator has "Malt Liquor" printed on the label in fine print. Sorry, but my dead homiez won't share in this.