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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Loaded with a great depth of malt complexity. Huge and rich as can be, yet exhibiting a great smoothness on the palate.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Pours a dark brown, small off whtie head. aroma of nuts, cherries and cream. Flavor is rich and choclately. Reminds me of choclate cake with vanilla frosting. Delicious. Creamy and malty.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
From a bottle in a snifter while sitting around with a couple friends...this beer poured a reddish-brown color, without any sort of haze and a very small head. Aroma is rich malt, fruity liquor, and candy and really fills up my nose. Flavor is sweet, burnt caramel with spice, brandy and raisin undertones. It becomes sort of dry and alcoholic in the throat and begs me for another sip. This was a really delicious beer that I could drink all night but also powerful enough that I shouldn’t.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Beer pours rich looking caramel amber with a fairly retained tan colored head. Aromas are caramel, alcohol, and sweet rich malt. Awesome dppple flavor. This is what I was looking for from Autumnal Fire. Beautiful initial malt sweetness, right in the ballpark with Celebrator. A bit of dryness in the finish is all that keeps this from being almost perfect. More people need to try this. It is delicious.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2004
On tap at the brewery. So glad to see this back! Evidently a labeling problem kept it out of production for a year +. Nice light brown head, beautiful deep brown color. Aroma of raisins and scones. Taste is first hot then sweet, long lingering finish. Drier than in past years, making it more quaffable but loses some of the complxity. Still my favorite at the Capital. Makes winter almost bearable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Pours a small, but lovely, butterscotch-colored head, slowly simmering, with a color dark brown/near black. Aroma is a jolt of dark fruits and spices, anise, cloves. Great bitterness, with mighty malt to back it up. Reminiscent of a barleywine. A bit too thick in mouthfeel, but overall, a good, rewarding, wintertime warm-up.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Slikwily’s reading my mind when he’s sending me Capital beers. They’re great and I’m sure this will be another great brew. Licorice, chocolate, roasty, malty complex flavor. Excellent!!! If there are only 19 ratings for this one including mine, lotta people missing out on awesome beer!!! Can’t say anything bad about this one. Terrific. Big props to Kevin for this hidden gem.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2004
2001. Light amber with a thin, white head. Clean malty aroma of caramel, toffee, raisin and molasses. Fairly moderate body with some sticky sweetness. Remarkably drinkable with clean, sweet malty flavors. An excellent doppelbock, though not as dark as you might guess from the name.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
hazy brown/amber body. rich, malty nose. caramel and ripe fruits. fairly strong. good malt complexity. grainy, lightly roasted well drawn out finish. full bodied and lively on the palate. detectable alcohol character, very detectable

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Nicedark black color,small tan head that dissipated quickly and left a very ultra small lacing behind.Malty mildly sweet aroma with a raisin and plum note to it.Malty taste with a big raisin taste and possibly prune,slightly bitter at the end of the taste when the hops come in to play.There is a slightly syrupy feel to this brew as it warms up.I don't know what the ABV.would be for this brew but if it falls in line with the average for the style then i'd have to say they keep it very well hidden.The after taste is that of dried fruit and malt with just a faint hint of hops.This is a fantastic brew and well worth searching out if your a bock fan.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Great aroma, like some kind of raisin cake with lots of brown sugar. Astringent, sweet, dark syrup character, a smidge of cocoa and pretty well balanced. A strange rolling bitter-tart effect in the finish, before going grainy. Fair-to-good label, ding fo the twistoff, dunkel brown. Moderately hopped. Doppelbock is a difficult style to pull off well, but Capital has done it.


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