cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Waaaaaay too hoppy for the style............... Although this beer demonstrates good malty character, it is overshadowed by hoppy finish. Bocks and dopplebocks are clasically malty, sweet, and full-bodied with no real hint of hops throughout the tasting experience. This beer has hops apparent in the finish.
brownaler (620) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. This stuff is dangerously drinkable for an 8.2% beer and has loads of caramel and chocolate in the flavor. I like it more than most doppelbocks I’ve tried.
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sweet malt , off milky aroma. Amber with creamy head . Bitter grass , leaf , dirty yeast . Unpleasant to drink . Celery aftertaste . Served at Mondial de la Bière 2004.
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Thin, oily, yellow head with an orane body. . Nose of butter, malt and alcohol. Smooth malt flavour that is thin, plain and lifeless. The logistics in coordinating the shipping of this beer is far greater than the complexity of the brew.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Raisins, plums, caramel and cardboard in the aroma. Stale? Deep copper with shy off-white head that recedes to light cover. Marginal sudsy lace. Very earthy with subdued fruit. Burnt caramel, toffee. Medium body. Low carbonation. Fairly straight forward and simple and felt somehow stale. Bottle (Sample at Mondial 2004).
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2011 2011-08-10. Very dark brown body wiht a small beige head. 3+ Malty, sugary character, fruity. 7+ Aroma is sweet and fruity, bit alcoholic. 6+ Smooth average plus bodied palate. Decent. 7/4/7/3/14
On tap at Goodbar, Buffalo
2004-06-XX. Bottle. Dark red amber with a smallish off white head. Bit of stale cardboard in the aroma indicates that this may not be the freshest bottle around. Flavour has some nice sweet malt and some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Disappointingly restrained doppelbock. Giving it the benefit of the doubt, it may be better on a different day. Hides the alcohol content quite well. Mondial 3T (Radek). 4/3/5/3/12
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [draft - 10th Annual PA Microbrewers Fest, Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Poured a bright amber color with a big slightly off-white head. Smokey aroma that enveloped a slightly hidden sweet. When I tasted it, I did not know what the ABV was, and I’m surprised to see it’s 8.2% for the way it tasted. A nice sweet malt beginning with a biscuity followup and a smooth, smokey finish. Goes down smooth and hides the alcohol well.
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber clear body, thin off-white head. Aroma of cedar wood smokiness, wet soil, sand, peat malt. No alcohol is noticeable to me, but were there some, it’d feel pretty whiskey-ish. Palate is lightly tart, very earthy with more smoke and peat malt stuff going on, but not much flavor developments. Sand undertones, mild bitterness. A rather quaffable example without much complexity and a airy medium body.
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2010 Fruity Munich malts offer cherry angles to their mild caramel apport...Carbonation is loose, making the mouthfeel juicy; the head of foam quickly dissipates to an ailing ring atop the regal mahogany...Alcohol is not apparent in the flavor profile, which is appreciated, but this has mouthfeel issues to be taken care of to become as drinkable and refined as the best authentic examples of the style...
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty good doppel by an American micro. Sweetish in both taste and aroma with some alcohol on the nose. Not a tremendously heavy body, but almost there. Good deep color.