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RATINGS: 307   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krej (81) - USA - MAR 14, 2013
Had this in a flight on tap. No head and it looks very dark. Amazing aroma. Its very malty and caramely. Great brown sugar, caramel, cream taste. Its a little sour too but overall its really good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
krykel (2) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007 does not count
a smooth double bock that has almost no bite at the end. it enters sweet and finishes with a nice smooth flavor. for as strong as it is, you would think that you aren’t even drinking beer. nice black color and a rich aroma that leads you to believe you are going to drink something like licorice. when you finally take a sip of this beer, the initial taste will blow you away. when you’ve finished the bottle, its a nice little surprise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2008
Had this one bottled in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, thanks Slothgar! Cloudy, dark brown pour with a nice, tan head. Malty, a bit of sweet cheery and milk chocolate nose, strong but sweet, unusually fruity. Strong finish. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tamedturtle (10) - Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Poured with a decent head and had a good aroma of chocolate and coffee tones flavor it a tad sweet for the still but excellent mouthfeel and real smooth finish recommended

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a big tan head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel, brandy, nuts and chocolate. Caramel flavor with some nuts before a dry, semi-bitter and slightly boozy finish with hints of coffee and chocolate. Had this on tap about a year ago and wasn’t all that impressed, but this bottle was very good. Certainly exceeded my expectations for Atwater.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Dark brown color with a big brown head. Aroma of spices and caramel malt. Flavor of sugar, caramel malt and pepper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3919) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2007
dark with a robust tan head. nice chocolate malty aroma. flavor predominately chocolaty, but carries a nice fruit malt balance. Hides the alcohol nicely. A good doppelbock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.


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