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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with red poking thru. Small tan head. Aroma is big roasty chocolate and malts. Flavor is burnt cocoa malts, hints of smoke. A little bitterness in the finish. I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
On tap, poured into a sampler mug. The aroma is strong of bread crust and toast with a light note of nuts and toffee that strengthen. By the end, aromas of honey and citrus are just as dominant as the bread crust. The beer is a dark orange red color with a tan, dense foam head that retains a medium ring and a moderate amount of light lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and a light bitter. It’s slick and oily with a foamy carbonation. The medium full body is toasty and malty with lots of cooked toffee flavor. The finish smooth with a chocolate touch added to the toffee, as well as alight dough quality. The aftertaste has a light candy and/or cooked sugar note and is light cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2992) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 9/2014. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas of dark/roasted/bready malt, dark fruit, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Good complexity and robustness of dark/roasted/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; with a solid bitterness/sweetness balance and some light cloying bitterness on the finish. Pretty clean on lager flavor with no overly estery notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy/sticky, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid doppelbock style. Good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; and smooth to sip on for the big ABV. The cloying bitterness/stickiness definitely killed the mouthfeel, but there was some good malt complexity overall. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Really delicious. I don’t know anything about what to expect from a Doppelbeck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (750) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Dark pour with some murky darker brown whisps. Softer carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Light smell, creamy, and roasted malts, a bit grassy, berries perhaps, definite iron. Sweetness that’s vague, light pine and astringent metallic hops, slight bit of roasty malts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (190) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
PerSonally I like this a lot for a beer in my back pocket. For the style it is lacking a bit. However, I wouldn’t turn it down. Deep red purple coloring. Flavor is light not as heavy as it could be. Highly deceptive as far as abv. Watch out

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle into British pub glass. Malty aroma, malty, and lots of caramel. Not black, but clear dark brown. Head was a nice two finger tan head. Nice lacing. A nice rather heavy medium sweetness. Thin body, easy drinking. Hardly any alcohol aftertaste. A very refreshing lager. Will drink many more. Overall an enjoyable Dopplebock at 9%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crajun (1023) - , Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle to glass. Dark pour. Looked good but generically bland in taste. Toward thin side. Wanted more

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4924) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
pours unclear medium dark brown, orange tint, with a nice reviving light beige head, some retention and lacing. dark chocolate malts, burnt caramel, coca-cola, woodsy vanilla and coconut, dates and figs but borderline rotten fruits, grass, pepper, clean german yeast. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, semi-sweet and very lightly astringent grassy-woodsy finish. a tad overdone somewhat still.. a-o-k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1472) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12oz bottle that poured almost black..no head to speak of. the aroma was interesting mildly sweet malts and some dark fruits. as it go warmer you did get some hints of caramel. the body was quite thin for a dopplebock. I was expecting a better flavor out of this and I was disappointed. light bodied thin and just light flavors. $10 for a 4pack was really not worth it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Very faint aroma of bready, toffee sweetness. You really have to get your nose in there. Pours an impenetrable black, you can only see a little light when held right up to a bulb. No lace or head to speak of. Nice, if typical Dopplebock taste. Medium sweet followed by pleasant bitterness. Cool label.

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