dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep red with a creamy off-white head that left a huge amount of lace. Sweet aroma with caramel and even some chocolate in the nose. Not a huge fan of this style. Definate kick on the first taste.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong malty body, made me think of caramel, this one deserves a try. However, its not nearly as red as it looks in the picture here, so don’t let that throw you off.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish brown, good head formation. Rich, malty, dark fruit, burnt alcohol aroma. Sweet bready malt flavor, burnt raisins, slightly charred dryish finish. Alcohol evident but fairly easy drinking.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 Delicious grapey, full, spring leaves & twigs. Chewy nuts & raisins. Lots of fizzy grape, not bitter at all, smooth, slightly sweet.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Zathrus13: Pours a brilliant ruby red with a thin tannish head. Smells of bananas, grapes, scotch, some sugar. Tastes peppery with some decent lemony notes but mostly nuts. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent. Finish is nutty with a light peppery finish.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright orange/red with a thin head and sticky lacing. There Is malt, and earth in the nose with notes of brown sugar, apple, and bubblegum. It has a nice earthy hop bitterness to balance nice malt profile. Very nice beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clear amber pour with puffy white head chillin on top. Nose is of yeast, caramel, malts, some banana hidden in there along with toffee. Flavor is simlar, a little lackluster, but seems like a nice dopplebock.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good doppelbock. It finishes dry, not sweet....something I really like. This is not a heavy, suffocating doppelbock.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle via trade with Lou18 - Thanks Lou! Pours dark amber with a short offwhite head that stays decently and laces. Aroma is big malt. Caramel, a bit of chocolate. Flavor is very much the same.. Big caramel malts, a touch of chocolate and a hint of yeast. Finishes with some bitter german hops. Palate is full bodied and delightfully creamy. This is a very nice Doppel.. I enjoyed it..
agl108 (1156) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled 9/28/05. Poured a deep red with a creamy off-white head that left a huge amount of lace. Sweet aroma with caramel and even some chocolate in the nose. Very malty with noticeable banana ester flavor. Considerable amount of alcohol present for only 8.2% ABV. Not a huge fan of this style.