willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2004
10.16.04 2003 12oz bottle. Fiery red pour with minimal head. Aromas of caramel, dried cherries, tea with milk, mums. The mouthfeel is thinner for a doppel, no effervescence, kind of flat with only the slightest tingle on the lip. The flavor is more dried cherry with milk chocolate, sunflower seeds, some caramel, coconut, dried apricot...damn, it’s like a trail mix. The alcohol never gets involved with the beer, only with the drinker afterward. It’s good. billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2004
bottle 12 oz. Semi clear copper w small tan head that fell quick. Aroma is quite malty w alcohol and min hops. Flavor is rather sweet, creamy lt/med roasted malt that has a somewhat caramel candy flavor, also a bit like malted milk balls without the chocolate. Light hop flavor but hop bitterness is pronounced and a redeeming factor. Alcohol is noticible but masked fairly well. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours a deep orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and candied apples, very bready as well. Body is super malty and sweet, mostly caramel, typical doppelbock. Alcohol is not too noticeable. Finishes sweet. Not too shabby. JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Bottle: Light brown with an orange tint. Headless after a minute. Sweet nutty nose. Rich, chewy malts are sweet and somewhat caramelly. This is a big Doppelbock, with firey hints of cigar tobacco and alcohol. Dry and grainy at the finish, leaving a sweet and gritty aftertaste. Slightly rough around the edges, a clean, firey beer! DewBrewer (294) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
12 oz. bottle. Dark copper color with minimal head. Somewhat cloudy. Tea-like aroma with plenty of malt sweetness. Flavor is malty and has nice doppelbock sweetness but not cloying sweetness. The body is very smooth and not too heavy like some doppelbocks I have had. Very nice flavor.
abbamouse (20) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
I tried this twice. Both times, the aroma had hints of malty breadiness mixed with a pronounced skunk odor. The pour was beautiful. The flavor was unusually salty for beer with a woody sort of aftertaste. I was disappointed, though I suppose it is possible that I got two past-prime batches. scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Light browns and reds, fizzy off white head. Chocolate, spiced fruit, earth, berry, with a hint of breadiness in the aroma. Flavors matches aroma with sweet toasted bready malts winning out over the light hopping to round it out. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet malty finish. ABV was well hidden. A nice example. TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Faded bronze. Whispy light beige foam layer subsides to a thick collar. Soft roasted malts, dessert apples, and dates in the aroma. Hint of toffee-glazed toasted malts coupled with tea leaves. Fairly airy, as well. Loose, slightly fuzzy carbonation. Grainy malt textures accompany the rounded roast character and date flavors. Becomes immensely bready and thickly malty at the core with a hint of chocolate. Tasty rummy alcohol presence with damp wool and molasses undertones. Sweet honeydew melon notes match the softness of the minerals with a vague edge of caramelized hazelnuts and pale malt. Retains its soft roundedness into the finish with a crescendo of plums, dates, candied white currants, soft noble hops, and sugared malt hulls. Grainy toasted malts reside on the tongue long after the swallow. Nice. crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2004
I wish i could smell this, but my nose is stuffed up. So, I am gonna have to take everyone elses word on that part of the rating. Thick amber color. Sweet, rich, nice and malty, some light hops. A very good brew. All that I have had from troegs so far is quite good. omhper (25943) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2004
Bottled, thanks marbles!
Copper colour. Bready malt aroma. Sweet, rich and full bodied, all emphasize is on the malt. The hop rate seems fairly low, and there is some butterscotch. A really good doppelbock!