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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (240) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1913) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Nice dark reddis brown color with an everlasting thin cap. Breast aroma with some dark fruit and brown sugar as well. Flavor much the same though a touch richer. Body medium to full, but with ample carbonation to offset. Really solid, nothing spectacular, but no faults. Underrated brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is malty with a lot of caramel and some slight toasting in there. Taste is slightly sweet with just a hint of some toasty bitterness in there. Ok, but nothing special.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
From notes verbatim on 11/27/10 A: Little/no foam on this one. Deep brown easily transferred by light making a cherry red hue. Excellent clarity. S: Sweet rye bread with a hint of nutmeg/allspice. Okay. T: ABV is poorly addressed here. Boozy and warm with toasty flavor. M: Very light and flat for a Doppelbock IMO. D: Good for a pint, not much more. Serving type: bottle 03-07-2011

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap. Deep red with a thin tan head. Scent is malty but not what I expected, some fruit. Taste is malty, fruity and a bit earthy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours very dark, almost black. Smells malty and slightly sour. Slight taste of roasted malts. Very strong, but doesn’t taste like it. Very good doppelbock.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle from a sampler and a 6 pack. Pours brown red with a quarter inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, raisin, and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. The body is full and creamy. Very easy to drink and quite satisfying considering the alcohol content.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of IBrew2or3. Cheers, Dave! Pours a medium brown with red highlights. Nose is dark malts, overripe cherries, prunes, slight black licorice, slight smoke, and dates. Flavor is cherries and prunes up front followed by dates and slight smoke in the mid lingering into the finish. Lingering dates and smoke in the finish. Really interesting doppel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1310) - 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.


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