Celebrator Doppelbock

Celebrator DoppelbockTonight I opened my bottle of Celebrator Doppelbock. It was as good as I remember. I’m wondering what I’d do with all the plastic goats they come with if I go buy some more…

Anyway, straight to my notes:

Appearance: Deep red/black—garnet with brown overtones. A dark tan head floated over the top, though not for very long.

Smell: Just impressions, no fancy description here: Smokey, dark, fruity, blackstrap molasses.

Taste: Rich, fruity (dark plum and raisin), malty—chocolate malt. No real sense of hops, except at the back of the throat. Strongish. Very good, very complex; it blossoms a bit as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thick, very smooth and with a bit of a bite to it.

This beer is amazing. It’s also the first beer I’ve seen on BeerAdvocate to get a full 100% approval (out of 625 reviews, no mean feat). It also scores 92 (out of 100). On RateBeer it scores 4.16 out of 5 and lands in the 100th percentile.

Translation? It’s one of the best. Go out and find yourself a bottle to see what all the fuss is about.