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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark red brown with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel and a bit of grass. Sweetish flavour with a bit of bitterness to keep it from being cloying. A bit of spice in the flavour, but not much. A little citrus in the finish, but again not a lot. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Brewery Brew Version Size Sampled ABV IBU’s Rating Left Bayern Brewing, Inc.--Bayern Doppelbock Lager--2008-9 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.80%--20 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Doppelbock--Settled sediment hint. Lacy tight of white dense head. Clear dark amber bronze brown color. Mild hop toffee toasted malt front. Creamy sweet rich black cherry toffee plum fig hint malty body. Cloying malt mild hop rich tasty malty end. Big Rich Smooth Doppel. Sampled 7/17/2009. 6-Pack--$9.50.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle... Poured dark, amberish/brown with a tan head, that dissipated quickly into a bubbling ring around the surface of the beer. Aroma of caramelized sugars, toasted malts, and dark fruits. Tasted very similar to the aroma with the addition of dark, sweet, plum and alcohol notes that complemented nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1242) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Colour... dark garnet brown with a minimal head. Nose... very malty, brown sugar. Palate... sweet, brown sugary, molasses, sailor jacks, toffee. Certainly one of Bayern’s better offerings!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2009
At Bayern: Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Whispy lacing. Sweet aroma, rather inticing. Taste is deep with molasses and sweetness. Some caramel. Lightly bitter, but finishes with a deep maltiness and very little roast. Good. **Unfiltered verision was similar, tasted side-by-side, but was a little sweeter and showed more of a toffee and molasses thing in the tail. Final rating is an average of the two.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2009
2/11/09 On draft at the Dog & Pony, Renton, Wa. Aroma is highly malty with faint sourness & alcohol. Appearance is dark brown with a well maintained off white head. Flavor is sour, yet more malty and not tangy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb texture. This beer is unique in that tastes more authentic and traditional as it warms up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 Bottle, right after a Spaten. A little sweeter and bubble-gummy on the nose, but with a bit of chocolate and wet, malty metal, each of which predict the flavor. A decent bock which I think is a little underrated here. Had no idea it was 8.4% abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
12oz bottle acquired in trade with kyzr (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy brown color with a thin sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, some toasted nuttiness, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, some nuts, caramel, and dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Nose of some chocolate sweet maltiness, a touch of hop bitterness too. Pours a dark brown with nice red hues, but no head. The flavor is pretty malty with chocolate, some dark ripe fruits, a little roast perhaps all with a decent bitterness that cleans out the finish. Might have been a tad thin. It was ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pretty watery and thin palate. Elements of vanilla and traces of malt, but the main component was the beer lacking punch.


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