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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks artusory) Clear brown-red body, small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, brown sugar, plum. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, plum. Soft medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Dark brown appearance with a large, dense beige head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts followed by caramel and dark fruit. Sweet malt taste; toffee, molassas, dark ripe fruit, and a touch of chocolate. Smooth, full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a sweet, lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 This is easily the best beer that I have had from this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with ruby highlights and a medium sized dark brown head. The aroma is tangy and malty with an undertone of molasses. The flavor is faintly bitter and rather malt with a rich chocolate and molasses element and a floral hop presence. The finish is tangy and hoppy. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2006
This pours a deep mahogany highlighted in ruby with a modest tan head that vanishes rapidly. There’s a light roasted touch to the aroma of sweet malt and dark caramel. It tastes of caramel and sweet malt with a touch of woody bitterness. The strong ABV is well hidden until it’s in the blood. Pretty decent.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2006
I agree with dark in color light in body. Pours dark, but its bite is a little less than its appearance. Smooth malty bock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2006
I scored this fine brew at some store in bloomington. Itsquite a solid brew . Dark in color and light in body, solid malty background. Has a very leather feel to it. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10087) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown hue with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet toasted malt flavor with a light bitter alcohol tone finish of average duration.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Clouded in mediocrity this doppelbock is. Sorry I was just watching Return of the Jedi. While it is not bad, it is not as tasty as the genre usually is. The smell is alcohol-ly which is not suprising considering the 9.5% but the taste is not. Overall the taste is of roasted malts and dried fruits, but it never really comes through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Flavors of caramel malts, roastiness, dark fruit and alcohol characterize this doppel. It is dark with a thin tan head and has a malty aroma. It is creamy in the mouth with some carbonation. An aftertaste of malt is evident but not pronounced. The sweet malt is accompanied by some bitterness. Also, the tip of the tongue is stimulated late in the sip. Some barley seemed to show up late and the dark fruit also moved to the front.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2006
From a 12 oz. bottle with no freshness date. Poured a ruby hued dark blackish brown with a pale tan head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing. Aromas of caramel and coffee, a subtle fruitiness and whiffs of slightly fusel alcohol. Good, moderate carbonation and a crisp, sipping smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Tastes of caramel with bitter roasted coffee, apple and pear fruitiness, a light spicy hoppiness, the alcohol mingles with the dark malts and adds to the bitterness while being warming in the palate, and a roasted, sweet malty finish. A nice doppelbock from Atwater, not a great one, but above average, worth trying.

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