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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A blazing rich beer, this is a doppelbock based on an Oktoberfest personality. Warm and intriguing, the perfect "Brandy Snifter" beer. Available September and October.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1334) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle from Breeze Thru cellar aged over 3 years. Pours a coppery brown with almost no head. Rotation builds up a quickly disappearing off-white one that leaves no lacing. Aroma has super sweet caramel, rich grapes, peat and some fruit. Taste is of sweet caramel malt, bread, and sweet and tart fruits. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly and a bit tart with some yeastiness. Nice solid dopple. Would expect the aging hurt it a bit; oversweetening it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YoDude (10) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Capital Autumnal Fire, aged 3 years 7 months in my beer cellar, 7.8% ABV A 12oz bottle and poured into a Capital Brewery Snifter. Appearance: Poured ruby brown with a very little head and lacing. Smell: Toasted malt and caramel notes, no pronounced hop presence, no obvious off flavors. Taste: Dried fruit and cognac sweetness. A molasses finish lingers. There is also a slight aftertaste of old leather, but not unpleasant. Mouth feel: Medium body and low carbonation, coating the back of the tongue and upper palette with black licorice. Also a nice warming alcohol finish. Overall: Capital was the first American craft breweries to combine the Oktoberfest and Doppelbock styles into one amazingly drinkable strong beer. The cellar aging has brought forward the more bitter flavors to balance with strong sweetness of the young beer. This is a great cognac-like after diner beverage to enjoy by an open fire with a maduro leaf cigar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Hazy copper pour, with a small, khaki head. Lots of vanilla, whiskey, butterscotch, with some notes of black bread, pine, and syrup. Very sweet, with a little hop bitterness toward the finish. Heavy body, warm and lively, with a little astringency and stickiness. Overall, this is a thick and sticky beer. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Muddy Dark Red, Tan Head, Lots Of Lacing. Sweet Caramel, Creamy Malt, Light Bitter. Very Smooth and Easy To Drink Long Lasting Creamy Sweet Aftertaste and nice tummy warming feeling. Niiiiice. Recommended. New Favorite, will be looking out for it in Autumn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2051) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small head that quickly fades. Pretty nice aroma of caramel, cherries, raisins, and bread. Drinks really smooth. Easy to drink and a bit boozy at the same time. Lots of caramel and fruit. Finish is crisp and smooth, cherry taste lingers. Medium body, a little syrupy. Very enjoyable doppelbock.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
Excellent to me,. Nice malty taste and almost alike a Barley Wine in strenght. NIce amber touches.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2966) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
a nice beer with a nutty taste, that this the standard of of good dopplebock. the malts are strong with little hops. the look is clear and not that carbonated, but its very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a ruby red with a small head that quickly dissipates. Taste is alcohol, molasses and raisins/fruit. Pretty boozy but I keep going back for more. I have a love/hate relationship with this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a clear copper brown with lots of rising bubbles, small off-white head. Aroma is full of carmel malts and bread, with some fruit (cherries, raisins, dates). Body is medium to full with just the right carbonation for the style. Taste is sweet with a boozy, slightly chemical aftertaste. A very good doppelbock anyway. I’d love to find this one on tap somewhere.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4234) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
The aroma is rather non-descript with a hint of caramel malt. The appearance is amber with a small head that fades to nothing. The taste is very smooth with lots of sweet, bread like malt and a touch of fruity yeast. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer.


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