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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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German style doppelbock lager

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 750ml Bottle. Pours with with medium carbonation providing a two inch tan finely bubbled head that dissolves to reveal nice lacing. The beer is dark amber, but despite it’s darkness is not cloudy. The aroma is not intense but is more than adequate and provides rich notes of carmel, honey, and dark baked bread. The taste is amazing having a slight slight hop bitterness mixed with a little burnt carmel bitterness. The main component of the taste comes from the substantial malt backbone, providing tastes of chocolate, honey, and dark baked bread. The palate has medium body and slightly sticky. The finish provides lingering light sweetness of carmel and chocolate. I am going to purchase as much of this beer as I can get! A great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1057) - Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Reddish brown with just a wisp of foam. Chocolate and toffee aroma. Reminds me more of a barleywine. Rich, sweet body. Bready. Noticeable alcohol. Drink as a night cap or aperitif. Like that word?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8002) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
750 aged from Capone’s and Whole Foods. Poured hazy brown with tan head. Nose was earthy vienna malt, nuts, brown sugar, mild rauch, caramel. Tasted rich, complex, with earthy malt notes, brown sugar, toffee, and mild rauch and figgy fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 "Up until 2012 (quad) the Decadence releases from Alesmith had been an ever so slight letdown. Not that they weren’t good. They were good. Very good. But for an anniversary release from one of the best brewer’s on the planet, I wanted them to be elite, and they always fell juuuust a little short of that. Til last year. They nailed the quad. It’s one of the best in style I’ve ever had. And now, I can say the same for the Doppelbock. This stuff is a no frills but EXTREMELY well made brew. Notes of fresh baked bread, caramel, toffee, light spices and yeast hit your nose and your palate and keep you coming back for more. This came from out of my area, but I’ll be looking for more."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (737) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bomber - draft and bottle close to release date in 2013. Although the rating is not terrible it’s a bit of a miss for me when you consider Alesmith’s track record. I get some of the chewy malt sweetness but not enough. On top the alcohol is a bit too noticeable. Not sure if time will help this one out but we will see.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (198) - - AUG 6, 2014
Look: dark brown. Light brown. Thick lacing. Smell: malt heavy. Sweetness. Dark fruit. Apples. Plum. Taste: alcohol. Sweet. Dark fruit. Red apple skin. Feel: thin film in mouth. Light carbonation. Overall: ok beer. Too malty for me. First drank: lake of the ozarks 8/5/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2425) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Philly Steak. Earthy, caramel, toffee, toast and dark fruit tastes. Alesmith never dissapoints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1822) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Drank whole bottle in a stein. Einstein. eine stein. Pours deep ruby, thin cream hued head. Einstein head. Figs, raisin, plum, toffee. fuggin A. Thick full body. Abv is solid but does not force me to sleep. Einstein on bro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4588) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Breast and plum. Very rich up front and somewhat spiced, a tad thin but the fig picks up the rear. This stuff is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to LKS for this one. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Light palate, airy with fine crispy carbonation. Rich malts - caramel and a little malt cream. Whispef of cognac. Dried fruits. Dry finish. Nice bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1999) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle poured a ruby amber color with a thin cap of tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, a bit of fruit, and an odd smoke thing. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor starts with the malts, fair bit of roasted smoke, dark fruit, and sweetness hanging on the finish.

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