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Epic Double Skull Doppelbock



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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Originally brewed as liquid bread by fasting monks this Doppelbock is rich and filling. Crisp and delicious for the winter months.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (896) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
A nice if not particularly interesting doppelbock. Pours a great deep amber with a white head. Smells malty. Taste is malty, crisp, with a nice smooth finish. Not too memorable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
SLC bottle. Pours a cola-like dark brown with a foamy, bubbly off white head. Nice earthy malt aroma with a faint hint of baking chocolate. Flavor has a little spice, a little booze and some bready thickness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft->mini tumbler at Spacebar. Pours a moderate brown with an offwhite head. Roasted malt, nuts, earth and grains. Ok, as I tend to like the style.basement aromas,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of caramel, molasses, birch sap, burnt wood, chewy earth and cocoa. medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, creamy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, cookie and nutty sweet malt, dates and figs with light vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate sweet malt, dark fruits, faint earthy hops and bitterness, peppery alcohol and a sweet, chewy finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerm719 (105) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Light head, light color for a doppelbock. Lightly roasted malts, walnuts, earthy hops, sweet grains. Pretty mild overall flavor, hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2613) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Release #22. 8.7 ABV per the label. Pours a thin well retained ivory head, over a clear light brown (SRM 18) body....nose is light, plum, raisin, cola notes, light toasted malts, minimal hops, balance to the malts.....taste is cereal malts to start, then light plum, raisin tones, sweet throughout, finishing almost dry....mouth feel, light of medium body, sticky, light alcohol warmth, finishing with minimal acid, and low carbonation. This is a simple and uncomplicated Dopplebock which is sweet without balancing complexity. It is cereal dominated and is quite bread like in its construction. It is not crisp, but is quite filling. The recipe needs work. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Sample at the tap room in Denver. Dark copper color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, raisins and earthy hops. The finish is grainy malt and dark fruits. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bomber from the Utah State store on Harris in Salt Lake City. Pours dark copper with very little head. Rich caramel/treacle aroma. Not a lot of hop smell. Med + body. Flavor is rich caramel, with a little treacle. It’s certainly not dry. The hop is just enough for some flavor and balance. It’s very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1296) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
This beer is a reddish dark brown pour with a thin head of white bubbles. Nose is faint but a bit of malt backed by red fruit. Taste is a muted malt with a bit of stone fruit on the finish. the body is lively. An interesting beer.

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