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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Pours the color of Coca Cola with a significant light tan head that diminishes. Aroma is malt and wet bread. Taste is delicious. Clean crisp roasted grain along with a bit of licorice and molassas and even some popcorn. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is light caramel, malt. Taste is a light maltiness, caramel, light alcohol, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3821) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
50 cl bottle from BevMo, Valencia. nose is some floral hopiness, golden raisins, caramel, cinnamon, and some vanilla notes. Clear dark rusty brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is not as sweet as I would have guessed from the nose, but only a slight sweetness combines with some slight hoppy bitterness, mixing with some caramel, molasses, and toffee. Finish is a lingering light bitter note. Very decent doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with molasses, caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Flavor is caramel, dark fruits, some spice notes, finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours brown with a creamy beight head. Aroma is malty with molasses, dark fruit, brown sugar and a touch of caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet with molasses, caramel, roast and notes of faint chocolate and raisins. Medium body with a nice dry finish. decent brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Swingtop from BevMo. Deep ruby color with a few bubbles - no head. Aroma of darker caramel and dark fruits. Medium body with mild, almost creamy, carbonation. Flavor is light roasted caramel - but dark. The dark fruit is not heavy, kind of like a little prune or raisin. Finish is somewhat sweet, but there is a certain astringency. Actually quite fruity after awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Sampled from 500 ml swing top bottle during Cellars Wine and Sprints Wednesday beer tasting. Pours a semi-clear reddish brown brew with a creamy beige head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, dark pitted fruits, raisin, a touch of mince meat pie filling and plums. Taste is medium bodied light carbonated with flavors of caramel malt, raisins, a touch of cinnamon, roasted nuts and tropical fruits. Finish is semi-sweet with a light raisin and caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1229) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Poured dark brown with a two finger head that dissipated to barely any film and left minimal lacing. Aromas of caramel and tart fruit intensified as the beer warmed up a bit. It actually became quite strong and was very pleasant - additional aromas of raisin, cinnamon, and nuts came through late. Flavor was similar, and featured roasted malts and a slight warming alcohol sense. Medium body and minimal carbonation. Interesting how much bettter this beer became as I worked my way down the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2008
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, cinnamon, some caramel, melon, light astringency. Taste is moderately sweet, cinnamon, raisin, some cocoa/caramel, light plum. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle. Red-brown, small white head. Aroma is strong caramel, sweet, winish. Flavor is similar, a little thin in flavor, still quite drinkable. Some cocoa and perhaps cinnamon in finish. Little on the dry side for a doppel bock.

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