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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
An evil collaboration between the Bullfrog Brewery and the Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company. With an evil twist on tradition this SchwarzDoppleRauchBock is lagered for 3 months in freshly emptied Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels, lending a rich bourbon and vanilla character to this black-as-night double strength and lightly smoked lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a dark red-tinged brown with a small mocha head. Aroma is all sorts of goodness. Vanilla, oak, chocolate, and even some berries. Flavor is hard to describe. I dont think any other beer has given me this much trouble. At first it’s almost like an imperial stout. Then, the vanilla, bourbon, and oak flavors really come out.. The finish has a fruitiness to it I was not expecting at all. Very light smokiness. Incredible. Consider me blown away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
5oz pour from a flight at Capone’s. Pour is dark, sticky tree sap with an inch of beige head. Nose is smoke, caramel, dark fruits, and a boat load of malt. Taste is a fantastic dopple bock set on a smoker for half a day. This is truly a delicious take on the style. It starts with a dopple as solid as Celebrator and throws an artist’s taste of smoke into the mix. If you are a fan of dopple bocks, don’t pass on this brew as it is amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Sampled at capones. Sweet, smokey, woody, and raspberry. Some vanilla accents as well. Bullfrog is beyond leet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5941) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tap at Capones for Black Friday. Pour was black with mocha head. Notes of manchego, goats milk, oaky butter, roasty coffee, vanilla, very creamy bourbon, and some other smooth malts. This thing didnt have any smoke going on, just creamy sessionable goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3093) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is very earthy, notes of oak and bourbon, some sweet malts and raisin. Taste is very complex and smooth, with alcohol well hidden. Notes of oak, raisin, light smoke, vanilla, dried fruit and a lingering sweetness with only a touch of alcohol on the finish. Very solid

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft at Good Dog. Pours pitch black and completely opaque with faint mahogany edges and a half finger light beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal lacing. Intense aroma with a nice balance of sweet bourbon, subtle dry, earthy oak and vanilla with a good amount of smoke. Even with all of that, the sweet malts are still evident with hints of licorice, chocolate and toffee. Impressive. Full chewy body with a nice balance of sweet boozy heat, barrel character, sweet malt and toasty smoke. Lots of bourbon sweetness up front with hints of vanilla and faint earthy oak. This is followed by sone more alcohol flavor with faint yeast. Sweet malt notes follow with hints of bitter dark chocolate, coffee and toffee . Dry rosted finish where all of the smoke is found. Subtle rauch character gives great balance with hints of spicy BBQ, bacon, charcoal and burnt malt. sweet boozy finish that is nice and smokey. Very complex and decently balanced. A bit sweet and boozy but not too much so at 9.2%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tap at TJs. Pours a deep almost black with a smaller creamy tan head. Aroma was musty, oaky, caramel, light smoke and bourbon. Flavor of oak, caramel, musty, bourbon, vanilla and light oxidation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfox670 (75) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 On tap served in a snifter pour was a lighter black with no head or lacing. Nose was bourbon,smoked wood and sweet malts.Taste was bourbon vanilla and light caramel. this has been one of the better dopples i have tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Draft at Capone’s for his Black Friday Event. Pours a dark amber red body with nice laze. Aroma is raspberry, bourbon, oak, wood. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with notes of oak, bourbon, vanilla, raspberries, smokey malts, other fruits - definitely a unique brew as Im having trouble comparing to anything I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep cola with a ruby red tint and a tiny cream colored top. Aroma of vanilla, light bourbon, malts, and a hint of dark chocolate. Taste of light vanilla, bourbon notes, chocolate and light smoke.

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