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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This malty, sweet, dark amber colored German-style bock beer is brewed with imported malt and hops. Its uncommon smoothness and impeccable taste make it the perfect companion for a cold night.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliqjonz (32) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Smooth, unexpected taste, good finish, nice and light, nice dark amber color could drink all day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (3222) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a creamy light tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruit, toffee and some molasses. Lightly sweet flavor of caramel malts, toffee, dark fruit, a hint of raisins and some winter spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma. Deep caramel color, light head. Sweet taste with some sourness in the back. Okay beer but this style is not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pours a clear dark red/amber with a full yellowish head. Sweet toasted malt and maple aroma. Complex sweet malt, caramel, maple syrup, and buttery flavor. Some hop bitterness noted after the swallow. ABV undetectable. Very good effort!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2011
12oz bottle blah blah... I have a love hate with this beer, I had a nice dark stout the other night before this and it tasted horrible, but did the same tonight and it tastes the way I remember from last year. This beer is not that complex, the flavor is dominated by strong caramel and burnt sugar. Still pretty solid and i’ll have some more this year and probably next.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1903) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2011
12 oz bottle, part of a holiday 12 pack. Pours dark reddish brown with a 1" off white head. Sweet caramel and dark fruit aroma. Caramel malt dominates the taste. Moderate in body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle in Ann Arbor. Dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Rich toffee, caramel malty aroma. Rich caramel, toffee, slightly bitter, boring flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Dark amber brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, light smoke, molasses, nut, soy. Taste is rich malt, biscuit, more malt, some yeast flavors. Thick body, burnt bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Picked this up in Michigan over Christmas. Served in a tulip. Pours a pretty dark crimson color with a bit of a mahogany tint. Very slight tan head with a bit of retention and quite a bit of spotty lacing. The nose brings forward a bit of dark, slightly-tart cherry. Dark fruits are present throughout. Taste improves a good deal on the nose. There are some dry dark fruits plus some molasses. Cherry notes are there as well. Slightly woody, actually. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a severely-dry finish, all things considered. Drinkability is alright. Nothing really wrong with this, but the finish is quite odd and I didn’t particularly care for the nose. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-09-2011

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle. Molasses aroma with a dark brown/amber body, thin lasting head. Flavor molasses, plum and raisin, light sour finish, bitter aftertaste.

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