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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This is a dopplebock high-gravity lager. This one is big, black and sweet. Itís 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 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 (636) - 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 (1094) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, molasses and dark fruits. Flavor of brown sugar, caramel malt, and figs with a small hop bite. Alocohol well hidden. A good doppelbock

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5628) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark reddish brown with a nice ample creamy off white head, had too much visible carbonation that was clinging to the side of the glass as if it were soda. Aroma is sweet with notes of raisin, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is very nice with a mellow sweetness, slight maltyness and hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel is very creamy and super drinkable. Holy crap this is 9.5%, you would never know it. Will buy this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle from Capones. Pours a deep amber/bronze with a large off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel malts, and molasses. The flavor is sweet, slight fruit presence, molasses, tofee, caramel, way smooth for 9.5% and a slight hoppy presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle. Dark body with some hints of translucence around the edges. Aromas are weak and centered around a sweet molasses kind of groove. Maybe a hint of dark fruit in there, too. Flavor is odd... hints of chocolate and dark fruit get swallowed up in a sweet malt frenzy from dark sugars, toffee and molasses. While this sounds OK enough, it comes off a little fake... almost like a chocolate flavored hard candy or something. Itís not bad, just something seems a little amiss. The sweetness is nice, but there isnít much there to capture my interest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bottle: Pours a murky brown with an off white head. Aroma, very malty, some roasted notes and an earthy touch to it. Flavor, molasses, roasted malts, caramel, a fain earthy bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium mahogany color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted nuts, earthy and toffee. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar sweetness, and some dark fruits. Definitely malty sweet. Alcohol well hidden.

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