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Brewed by Allgäuer Brauhaus (Oetker Group)
Style: Doppelbock
Kempten, Germany

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7390) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
2 liter growler flip top. It pours beautifully into my 1 liter dimpled mug. It is a deep, dark brown, looks black int eh big vessel, and a unique brownish tan head. The smell is super malty. A nice dark doppelbock. It is sweet with some cocoa and caramel. There is an alcoholic twang and also some subtle dark fruits. It is big and bold, i like it. The initial gulp is quite flavorful, one of the sweeter, more flavorful doppelbocks. It is thick with molasses, cocoa, dark bread, some licorice, and dark fruit. It is just a looong quaff of malt. IT is a flavor deeper than you will usually come across. The mouthfeel is full and thick, but perhaps lacks a bit of carbonation. It is a mouth full of flavor. I have to lower drinkability a little bit because the sweetness is tiring after a while. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 01-23-2011 23:40:54

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2004) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and light chocolate; Fairly well balanced; Overall, pleasantly surprised - pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
From Gene’s in Lincoln Square. Not an outstandingly complex Doppelbock more a easy drinking doppelbock. Some of the that malty flavor that other doppelbocks have that is reminiscent of soy sauce(but in a good way) but only a little. A bit thin. I liked it but it isn’t going to win best in category. Serving: Bottle

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Pours with a mildly effervescent body of swirling sediment (cola in coloring), under a long-standing, creamy, tan head. Lightly staled wheatgrass gently taints an otherwise pleasant aroma of toasty malt, crispy caramel and peanut brittle with subtle hits of alcohol and basement mustiness. Dang... that alcohol is a tad too forward in the flavor as I take several sips, one after another (after another) trying to concentrate on the gorgeous depth and richness of the underlying caramel-sweetened, roasted maltiness. A mildly disappointing aftertaste suggests this could be bumped up to be a little more bold, but it’s still a solid, delicious beer. ~~~~~~~~~ Absolutely no idea on where this came from nor how long it’s been in my cellar. Which is odd since my "cellar" has basically dwindled down to a handful of Dark Lords, Stone Vertical Epics and a smattering of Anchor Christmas beers from 1999-2007.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1419) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
It’s a good doppelbock with an interesting blend of spices, hops and malt. The malt is strong and thick, nice and proper for a doppelbock. There’s a little bit too much alcohol flavor. It’s not bad, but it could be a bit more warming and less vodka. The nose is pretty good. There are some earthy metallic hops. The flavors are honey, chocolate, spicy, caramel and earthy hops. The feel is pretty good, but it’s not exceptional, like some of the top doppelbocks.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (886) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Pours a nice black-brown with a thin tan head. Very balanced, great example of a dopplebock. Not a favorite, but worth trying.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 9/5/2009 Source:Other) Bottle from Wine Warehouse C’ville. Malty with a concord grape nose. Clear dark brown with medium tan head. Quite sweet with a grape like fruitiness. Finish is sweet with hefty bitterness lingering.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle from Wine Warehouse on 09/05/2009. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a large rocky tan head. Sweet sugary malty aroma with some roasty notes. Sweet sugar, caramel, molasses and roast flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle:   Deep cola in color, hues of garnet, large beige frothy head, decent lacing.   Meaty nose, bready and malty.   Very faint caramel, comes out moreso on the tongue.   Very malty on the first sip.   Not as heavy as other German examples, which I like.   Very meaty, finishes clean with a slightly sweet aftertaste.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Bready finish, luckily not too heavy.   Clean and easy to drink.   Rather enjoyable.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and nutty, faint orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of tea, brown sugar and alcohol. Head is small, wispy, off-white with some lacing but good legs, and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear medium brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic. Palate is medium, watery maybe a touch creamy and has a soft carbonation. Nice malty warmth out of this Dopplebock.


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