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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1634) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9659) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - 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.

2.9
   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 didnít particularly care for the nose. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-09-2011

3.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KornDogg (544) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2453) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Draught. Poured a dark color, very creamy and rich and bready and malty. Maybe a bit too heavy for a double bock, almost portery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2011
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a deep brown-copper color with a two-finger thick tan head. Aroma of earth, berries, leaves, nuts, and corn syrup. Flavor of brown sugar, caramel malts, earth, wet leaves, winter spices, and a super toasty, brown sugary finish. Medium-bodied, with an earthy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. That toasty, sugary finish was my favorite part. Without it this would be less interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Red hued melanoidin body with decent head. Maltball nose with bubblegum, caramel and cotton candi. Cotton candi-malted body, estery, over-run with fruitiness. Juicy malt finish with a vein of cough syrup phenols more prominent with aeration.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Nice dark, slightly opaque, brown pour with a small light tan head. Strong malt aroma with a dark fruit element, alcohol is noticeable. Mix of dark sugar and dried fruit flavors. Medium body with a nice sticky sweet finish. Decent doppelbock.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Poured into a stange. 4.0 A: Dark amber brown color. Two and a half fingers of light tan dense frothy head. Average retention and minimal lacing. 3.5 S: Dry and super musky. Toffee and nuts are the main flavor aromas. 2.5 T: Weird. One of the main flavors is a astringent nutty tannic woodiness. Caramel, toffee, and a mild metallic sourness. Not very good. 3.5 M: Medium body. Slightly higher than desired amount of carbonation, but not bad. Reasonably creamy. Leaves an astrigent bitter aftertaste. 2.0 D: This isnít very good. Taste is a weird combination of stuff I donít really want. Smell is strangely funky. Iíll pass on this next time. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-19-2010 03:41:07


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