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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4127) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
I’m always glad when I find a new Capital - it’s not a brewery that I really seek out, the beers are good though. Clear, dark bronze beer, US longneck bottle with a (ahem) twistoff cap which is really the only thing that spoils the appearance. Good label. Canned corn and tannic malt aroma. Sweet, tangy, lots of fruit (cherry, dates), leather, a little chewing tobacco. Medium-heavy mouth, light astringency, raisiny aftertaste with a boozy break. Quality rendition of the style, and it *is* an epitomical autumn brew. Alas, I only purchased a single to sample. ABC, Bull Run.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3281) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Crisp, strong aroma has a malty core with an underpinning of honey, cinnamon and cloves. Pours a clear, dark copper, almost mahogany, with a fairly thick light wheat head. Malty flavor has firm earthy, caramel, and honey tones with just hints of spice and wood. Texture has decent body and fizz, leaving an earthy, slightly woody finish and a persistent tingle. Happy Autumn!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5485) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling dark copper pour, light bubbly off-white head. Sweet aroma of molasses and raisins. Flavor has the same sweetness with some solid date notes, some prunes, a dash of molasses. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Make a good winter bellywarmer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
A rich doppelbock perfect on the nose and above average on the rest. A golden honey color tinged with tan, this one is as refreshing as it is complex. Who doesn’t love a great fall beer?

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (1947) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy medium dark amber with scant head and lace. The payoff is in the taste - sweet toasted caramel malt and light fruit leavened with mild bittering through the finish. The balance is exquisite and the taste is a chorus of malty grains and caramel toffee sweetness. Highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2498) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. The beer is dark orange to brown in color, appearing hazy and sporting a thick, creamy off-white head. The aroma offers toffee, malt, bread, butterscotch, some sweet fruits. Really nice and easy drinking. Exceptionally smooth feel. Very light in body and creamy on the palate. I would definitely have this again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerKurve (499) - - JUN 20, 2012
Dark hazy orange in appearance. This features a very rich caramel, malty, chocolate, and yeasty flavor base. Feels quite crisp on the palate despite the carbonation. All and all, one of the best tasting doppelbock-style beers I have had yet!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, and grain. Taste is sweet caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit, citrus, and a bit of hops. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 11/10/10. Awesome bottle received from BeerFMAndy (BA) in a surprise box that showed up at my door one day! Should I say KarmaFMAndy?? 12oz bottle poured into a giant mug. Pours a dark copper color with a thick creamy off-white head on top. No lace sticks around at all. Nose is full of caramel notes, toffee, candied sugar, lightly toasted. The mouth is full and brimming with depth. My experience with this style has yielded surprisingly thin feels on most. This one is full and hefty, what I would expect from a "double" bock. This is a malt-bomb for sure! Tons of sweet toffee, caramel, faint banana, light booziness that complements well. The alcohol adds just enough to the flavor, without making it overbearing in any way. Wonderfully executed. This is a stellar beer and one of the best of the style. Recommend. You are the man, Andy.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whitebear (41) - - APR 14, 2012
Amazing beer that I wish could be served all year long. This dopplebock has such a nice caramel and malty taste with many different flavors that excite the pallet. Very much a sipping on the couch after dinner beer.


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