Ernest (7628) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, molasses), with note of plum.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, trace/lightly acidic, trace bitterness.
Finish is moderately sweet, trace/lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled beer night at my house with Stegosaurus. Pours dark red-amber. Aroma of caramel and bread. Flavor is caramel, carbonated, some bitterness.
PorterPounder (7812) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cork & Bottle Liquors, Baton Rouge, La. - 12 oz bottle. Light copper appearance, little to no head. Thin for a doppelbock. Sweet, molasses like aroma, some brown sugar and a trace of alcohol in the nose as well. Flavor is sweet, some cherries, some cotton candy. Turns slightly cloying as it warms though. Decently thick mouthfeel. Holds the 8.5% ABV well.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured much darker than the photo indicates. This 12oz bottle poured with a thick malty head. The mouthfeel was interesting, lighter than your usual doppelbock. Felt almost like a lager in that department. Flavor was of caramelish malts, almost like the complexity of a belgian. Finish was nice and of medium length.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Mmmhmm, very good beer. Sweet flavor, almost reminded me of apple juice. Malty and delish, give this one a try. Gotta get out to Harrisburg to visit this place. - Original review 4/7/2006
Update 9/21/2014. Eight years later and I have grown very, very fond of this beer. An incredible malt flavor profile, just balanced enough not to muck up your mouth. One of the first beers I buy when I am bringing cases home from PA, and as of this week I can buy it in NC.
LockyVT (5) - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my Favorite Brew. If you like a nice Double Bock, this beer is for you! it has a georgous copper/dark bronze color. has a very nice white head, very full bodied and has a nice malty flavor to it. it has a nice carbonation for a double bock and is smoooooth.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good brew, pours a nice copper color with a good sized white head. Nice mouth filling feeling, goes down smooth but well carbonated.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep copper with a slowly dissipating off white head. Carbonation is light. Aroma is sweet, with dark malt and light chocolate. Taste is very malty up front with a slight bitterness, which changes to toffee, butter, diacetyl, with a smooth firm finish.
kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like coca cola. Tastes very smooth, very delicious malty brew. I enjoyed it very much. Carbonated palate, had a great texture going down. Definetely could taste the alcohol in this one. Very good beer.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 2006 Bottle. Pretty good double bock. Rich, malty taste. Little head. Decent aroma with a palate that is not over powering.