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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6543) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Appearance: clear dark brown with cherry wood and large snowy off white top. 4-
Nose: sweet, brown sugars , malts with fruity hints – pear and berry.
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Soft in character . Mellow approach of sweet fruity malts but without depth of German counterpart. Dry plums with other fruits. Fruity, little alcohol burn. Some work still needs to be done.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Shared with the boys for Cellar Reduction #3. Hazy amber pour with thin off white head. Nose of raisin and plum. Flavor is a little nutty, with some dark fruit flavors, and a malty sweet finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle with Butters and sixfootsix at the 3rd Cellar Reduction. Pours a light tan head with a clear amber body with ruby tone. Smells of caramel and light toast. Flavor is the same but a little toastier. Good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Pours dark amber brown with a big tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel and roasted malt. Taste is sweet, slightly syrupy, with a hint of sourness. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2009
A dark amber pour with a solid white head. The head actually did not stick around too long for me. Smells of some malt but more of some red fruits and apple. Quite carbonated and lively with medium body to it. Tastes upfront similar to the nose, but there is a bit of sourness as others have noticed. I was worried at first, but this did not seem to linger. Not as sweet as it could have been, some smokey tones present through the finish. Could have had more hop presence. Descent drinkability to this. All in all, not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2322) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Nice looking, dark brown with ruby highlights, and decent lacing. Fruity aroma, somewhat malty. Palate was bubbly, woodsy, sticky, sugary, sour, dark fruit, cherries. Interesting, underrated.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-mahogany color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma was malty caramel. The flavor was sweet and very malt with notes of caramel, vanilla, roastiness and light fruity hops. The finish was long, sweet and malty. The texture was thick, creamy and smooth. Excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5148) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Pours a cherry wood with plenty of red. Small tan head that becomes small thin blotchy circles. A nice malty aroma. Flavor is bitter rye dominated. Burnt dark chocolate, dark fruit and sugar are noted. Thin feel is also powdery. Not a good dopplebock.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3341) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is a decent helping of dark fruit with some sugar and sourness. Flavor is a bit of dark fruit with some roasted malt but its just to damn watery. A dopple should be a bit more complex than this but this brewer never fails to disapoint.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a tan head and dark red color. Aroma is mild medium malt, peat/chalky, sour. Taste is medium malt-cocoa powder, peat/chalky, sour. Minimum carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out. 2.5 part way in. Deteriorates from there to 1.9


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