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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A deep golden color leads one to an extremely flavorful, yet very drinkable beer of great character. Treat this malt monster with respect! Available March and April.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, toffee. Golden appearance with thin white head. Taste is strong peppery alcohol, toffee and caramel. Boiled malt also comes through. Hops are just an after thought. This is a very drinkable beer with some very good base flavors. I donot agree with many on this site who claim that the body is too thick. Thinner body would not balance the alcohol as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4112) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 5, 2016
12 oz bottle from Tavour. Nose is vanilla caramels, light amounts of white bread, and nuts. Clear light rust with a medium lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet with nuts and caramels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1681) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2016
amber gold pour. Aroma toasted grains and big caramel. Tastes big brown sugar slight lactic cream honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2015
A nice doppelbock overall, not as intensely malty as some others. Pours a thick bright orange with a white head. Smells of honey and strawberries. Taste is quite thick and creamy, with more honey, strawberries and raspberries, and a sweet finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tossmeabeer (24) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Heavy malts but with a nice backing of smooth hops.mostly almond flavor with hint of citrus on the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (539) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Reddish-copper with off-white head. Sweet, smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1534) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a copper/light copper, creamy head nice lace. Aroma of strong nutty distinct malt, sweetness, vanilla,cookie, and a little bit of ripe fruit. Smooth rich strong malty beer, raison sweetness, caramel, vanilla, oatmeal bready cookie, your mom and a whole lot more. Citrus orange numbing in the finish with a strong but not obvious alcohol malty mealy richness. Raison caramel sweetness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (958) - - OCT 4, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a hazy honey copper color with a thin off-white head. Big malt aroma with some caramel. Taste is malt with a little sweetness, some caramel and a surprising bit of bitterness. A hint of alcohol as well. A medium-full mouthfeel with good carbonation an a little sting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a brilliantly clear garnet tinged copper color with minimal white head that settles to a ring and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of sweet bread crust, toffee, light plum and some toastiness. Taste is very similar to smell with bread crust, toastiness, toffee, light plum, faint noble hops. Finishes mostly dry with a little maltiness and very slight alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is semi slick with a light body and medium/high carbonation. Nice, clean dopplebock that hits all the marks for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Hazy copper pour with a thin white head. Aroma is big on bready and caramel malts, nice toasty notes a little dusty floral presence and toffee. Flavor is caramel, toffee, sweet bread crust, date nut bread, and just a hint of earthy, spicy hops. Medium body with a creamy, but syrupy feel throughout and a light, but blanketing carbonation. Really tasty stuff overall, definitely a beer better served in cooler weather, but still very much enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
Nice dark gold, more amber colored than anything, not really blonde. On the nose there is a lot of malt, bread, and toffee. Taste is of caramel bread. Big malt bomb here.

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