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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This is a dopplebock high-gravity lager. This one is big, black and sweet. It’s malty character is derived from two caramel malts along with Munich malt to create the smoothest high-gravity beer this side of the pond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle. Wonderful brew. Amazingly the alcohol was not at all noticeable, at least for such a strong brew. Slight fruit aroma, with nice notes of caramel and plum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Deep brown color. Nice yeast, wheat, and bread flavors. Roasted caramel malt gives this one some body. You get that candi sugar too. I think that’s the munich malt but I am not a pro at that sort of thing. Purple fruit flavors like plum. Add in some caramel and you get your beer. Would like to see this a little more full bodied with a little more malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Did I mention in an earlier review that this brewery is named for Atwater St. in Detroit, which is damn close to the water? Not what a doppel is supposed to be, really. Too carbonationy, too watery, faint smokiness on the aroma is all. And where’s the buzz I’m supposed to be getting from 9.5%? I wanna challenge; this is not a worthy fucking adversary.

Now playing: Shostakovich 4. I saw two music buffs stating agreement that this is his best symphony. Likewise, not a worthy fucking adversary. The man pads it with stuff that goes nowhere like there’s no tomorrow. Shosty’s symphonies can go shove it and I’ll stick to his chamber works. There -- your classical music lesson for the day. You’re welcome.

(Now, the man in the black pajamas. That’s a worthy fucking adversary.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2007
12oz bottle. Deep ruby brown with a moderate sized tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma, with a little plum in the background. Flavor is again sweet malt, with dried fruit, brown sugar, and toffee. I expected a bit fuller body. Long, sweet finish, with some alcohol burn evident. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours chestnut colored with a light head. The aroma has leather, rubber, new car smell and roasted malt. Lightly sweet notes in the flavor of sweet caramel and toasted grain, molasses, some metallic hints and just a touch of dark fruit. Medium body, and fairly carbonated with a light creamy/slick finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028. Caramel with lightly sour musty dog and some dark fruit notes. Get a big whiff of fusel alcohol too. The body is ruby brown with a fading tan head. Caramel, dark fruit, toasted malt, fresh grains, well hidden alcohol. The finish is watery and tastes of steeped grain and fruit tinged alcohol. Decentish, but has some components I don’t get thrilled about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Awesome label, cool name, mediocre brewer. Seasonal 4-pack showed up at the local store so I had to try it especially intrigued by the high abv, even high for the style. Decent aroma of sugary malt, anise, and a hearty dose of molasses. Dark brown with a rich red tint, very thin tan head, but no lacing. Thin body and very smooth. This drinks like a standard bock, no alcohol can be detected. I would never have guessed the strength if not shown on the label. Flavor is pretty close to style. There is the extreme sugary malt, fresh baked sweet breads with some caramel and molasses. I detected a small amount of chocolate toward the end. Pretty decent, very drinkable for a high gravity brew. I would prefer a little more complexity and a thicker body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Placeholder text until notes available for rating to keep ratings in proper order. Sampled 07/08/07.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2007
from the bottle poured a medium mahogany with a off white head. aroma, caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, some molasses and vanilla. flavor, got vanilla and alcohol followed by the caramel, with just a hint of the brown sugar and some fruits

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Clear deep copper with a large head. Good lacing. Aroma of toffee, grains and dark fruits. Tastes of brown sugar and grains. Alcohol is well hidden. Bigger and bolder dopplebock.

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