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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (19447) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
Draught at Concordia, Portland. Clear dark ruby. Crystal malt aroma. Sweet with thick, yet hard mouthfeel. Papery and syrupy. I thought doppelbocks were supposed to display a rich malt character and soft mouthfeel, and here we’ve got a doppelbock with shitloads of hard, bleeding crystal malt. Give me a break!

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Very dark brown. Rasiny, lightly toffeeish aroma. Fusel character...ack. Chewy, alcohol, fruity with lots of malt and nuts. Get rid of the higher alcohols and fruitiness and it still lacks the sort of bright, complex maltiness that a beer of this style should have.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/11/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of candy, light fruity character,
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, light earthyness for balance, touch of fruity character, light smokeyness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8952) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Somewhat rich nose of dark smoky wood, perhaps some licorice as well and some dark fruits and nuts as well. Overall a bit of a mild smell, but still complex I would say. Creamy and smooth texture, while still robust and sweet on the tongue with a brown sugar and maple presence contrasted by a more smoky wood and meat flavor. Very sweet and full.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle thanks to kyzr: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malt and a touch of earthy German hops. Body starts with about average fullness and dark caramely sweet flavor along with some mild bittering hops toward a thinner finish. Decent authenticity, but could be a little thicker.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
12oz bottle pours an impressive deep ruby red with mahogany hues and quarter inch tan head. The aroma blooms with caramel candy, dates, prunes and winter spiced cookies. Cool. The taste is similar as caramel mixes with blueberry jam, prune notes and a bit of dates along with some winter spiciness along the edges. This has a nice rich flavor that I’m rather enjoying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2008
Deep mahogany red-brown, clear, modest tan head. Low aroma of chocolate and banana, same on the palate, medium bodied, low bitterness. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - 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.



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