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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear dark brown beer. Nicely balanced toffeeish malt with just a hint of hops. Smooth silky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
(Draft) Pours a dark brown body with small creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread.

3.3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/19/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

black, fine tan head, light sweet aroma, creamy body, rich sweet dark caramel malt flavor, some nice chocolate shows up after a while, very light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Very dark brown color with garnet notes. Multi-finger beige head. Nice aromas of spicy hop and dark fruit. Medium body with very vigorous carbonation. Tastes of brown sugar, burnt caramel, and some low level spice. Makes the mouth tingle. Finishes brown sweet, but not sickly so, the burnt malt bittering a mediation. Still think there is spice, but can’t pin that down. It is a very tasty lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9466) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Black color, small brown head. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate and licorice. Malty flavor, some fruits, some licorice and cocoa.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
A deep dark brown bock with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with molasses, dark plums, light cherry acidity, very nice. In mouth, a smooth grassy and acidic bock with ground cherries, light peaty dak malt, light lactic acids, nice. Bottle about 3 years old.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008 Fruit aroma. Dark coloured and strong in alcohol. A little rich and sweet on the palate. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9075) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2008
GABF 2008. Pours dark brown with a large, creamy, light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough, meat) with notes of dates and apple. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.


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