JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Yeasty aroma, bitter flavor; overall I found this beer to have a tough yeasty (alcohol) taste. ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Good balance between malt and hops, but could use some work in the alcohol department. The amount of alcohol was very apparent in the flavor. Overall though for an american Doppelbock it's pretty good. skullsplitter (1) - Island Heights, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2003 does not count
This is a well balanced brew.Malty and little alcohol taste make this a good beer.A definite buy again. amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Ruby, red, brown in color. Brown head fades to stickey lace. Aroma is grains and black cherries. Taste is nutty with a malt finish. Nice soft carbonation. jgb9348 (6433) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Dark amber in colour with a tan head of less than 1 centimetre in height. Smells of malt, grapes, residual sweetness and a small amount of hops. Medium-bodied; Coats the mouth well with malt in each sip, as well as has a strong roasty sweetness (caramel). The malt stays in the palate for a while after the last sip. Not my favourite beer by this brewery, but it's not the worst. A decent beer and any malt lover should try this! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia and sampled it on 31-August-2003.
FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured dark brown color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy beige head that faded and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet, malty with notes of molasses, dark fruits and faint vegetal presence. The flavor was sweet and malty with dark fruits and molasses and vegetal undertone. Long finish. Fairly full bodied. Solid. hershiser2 (3583) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Paid $1.49 for a 12-oz single. Deep orange-copper color with a very small head that disappears quickly. Sweet malts in the nose... flavors are malty, roasty, slightly fruity... and finishes with just a bite of spiced alcohol. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and spices. Flavor of malts and caramel. Arayaga2 (2218) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2005
Minimal head, which disappears quickly. Cider smell, and nice candyapple brown color. Taste is malty / bready. ($2/12oz) aracauna (3651) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Pours a cloudy copper. The aroma is an earthy malt. There’s little to none of the pruniness of some doppels. I tasted this one with the Full Sail Mercator and it wasn’t the beer Mercator was.