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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2979) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9376) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3839) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - 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 isn’t very good. Taste is a weird combination of stuff I don’t really want. Smell is strangely funky. I’ll pass on this next time. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-19-2010 03:41:07

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5676) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Hazy, 70% opaque dark brown body with a thin light brown head. Aroma of coffee, raisins, plums, grapes and a bit of roasted malt - very sweet smelling of raisins for sure. Medium-bodied; Roasty flavour with malt and raisins the strongest, then fading soon afterwards to more of a subtle sweetness and a touch of nuts. Aftertaste is relatively mild, especially for the style, only some sweetness and a bit of malt tucked in. Overall, a rather mild and very sweet beer from the style, but not a bad beer in any way - a touch thin, but that’s okay too. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 16-January-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 13-February-2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Pours amber with a small head. Aroma of fruits (cherries and plums) and sugar. Flavor is same as aroma. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours deep red brown with a yellowy tan head. Aroma of malted milk balls, toffee, and dark fruit, interesting candy aromas in general. Flavor is comparable to a sweetened breakfast cereal I think, probably a raisin bran since there are also dark fruit flavors. A little bit of smoke in the finish. Kinda grows on me, actually. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Reddish brown in color with tannish colored head. Malty aroma with hints of cherries. Sweet, but deep, flavor. Woody. Hints of dark fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iceman15658 (136) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
12oz bottle to pint glass. a bit more watery than expected but aroma and appearance were pluses.

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