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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Very dark, very smooth, plenty of hops and lots of malt. Very strong! Available mid December thru SuperBowl.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2012
12 oz. bottle from the PCC in Fremont. Dark, dark brown appearance, with very little, to no head. Molasses aroma, with an EXTREMELY SUBTLE smoke aroma. Touch of banana fruitiness in there, as well; this is probably coming from the yeast. Decent aroma, but nothing mind-blowing. Kind of a funky molasses flavor. Banana and a touch of yeast hitting my taste buds. The thick, and yet silky, texture is quite nice. Decent stuff here, but nothing exceptional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (246) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12 oz beer. Pours a deep mahogany color, almost no head. Aroma is very sweet, with toffee and roasted coffee notes coming through. Flavor is also very sweet up front, with a thick malt backbone. Overall a decent doppel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5905) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Clear ruby red color/ tan head. Grass, floral, earthy molasses, dark raison aromas. Medium to full bodied with soft co2. Yeasty dark bread, molasses, raison, caramel lagered flavors--good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Deep garnet in color, moderate dark beige head, frothy, a few rings of lacing.   Bready nose, slight dark pitted fruit, some raisin and fig.   Bready start, soft sweet maltiness, the dark pitted fruit is very minor.   Reminds me of a light Dubbel.   Not as bockish as I would have thought, but then again this is an American made example.   The 8% ABV seems well hidden.   A little bit of burnt caramel on the exit.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   A little light for a Doppelbock, but what is there is somewhat flavorful and clean.   Better than I was thinking, even if not totally what I would consider a Doppelbock.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tbaier74 (2) - Montana, USA - JUL 6, 2011 does not count
This is a very drinkable dark beer. High in alcohol content so beware! Fantastic beer to help a retail manager relax after long December days!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Pours dark brown with little head that dissipates quickly. More full bodied beer. Tastes slightly sweet with notes of brown sugar, molasses and a little coffee. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. Definitely a strong, malty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle served in a dimpled mug. Pours dark cola in color. No head, no lace. Nose of sweet dates, molasses, brown sugar, and fig aroma and flavor. Sweet flavor. Medium body, decent carbonation, oily-slick texture, and a sticky malt finish. The alcohol is well hidden. A rich yet smooth doppelbock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6250) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2011
12 ounce bottle thanks to Toby. A cool label. Pours a dark brown color with a medium grey/beige head. The aroma is rich chocolate and toasted malts. A nice smooth bock, some tobacco and chocolate, light roast, some metallic hops perhaps. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Dark brown, creamy tan head. Aroma of ripe fruit, toffee, grain. Taste is roast malt, sweet fruit, burnt finish. Medium thin body, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
on tap-pours a light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium malt, cherry. Taste is medium malt, cherry/raisin, some earthy hops.


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