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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
22 oz bottle, "Release #5 9.1% ABV." Dark garnet pour; frothy tan head builds as the beer is poured; dissipates into absolutely zero covering; no lacing. Aroma sweet, nutty malt, bread, deep-but-not-quite-dark fruit. Flavor has a fruit ester thing going on, pretty sweet, toast; clear alcohol in the exhale but not boozy. Medium body, heavy but smooth carbonation and quite sticky. Less than mind-blowing but well above average and one of Epic’s better offerings that I’ve had to date.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pour is a clear brown with a large white head. Aroma is a spicy dark fruit with a sweet molasses malt. Flavor is more molasses and dark fruit with a bit of sugar and a bready fig newton. Finish is more sweet dark fruit with a bit of spice. This is a fine doppelbock. A little sweeter than those made in Germany but still this follows all the guidelines.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (49) - - NOV 10, 2014
The nose is a big malty, bready and mild fruit collaboration. Pours a clear brown color - reminding me of watery coffee. The head is thin and dissipates quickly. The flavor is also very malty with a little sweet. I taste dark bread, cocoa, ripe fruits and earth. It's not a typical dopplebock since it's a lager. It lighter and much more approachable but also less complex and chewy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (744) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Beautiful dark brown in color this beer has a sweet aroma like fresh baked bread. A full flavor with some sweet notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
I think our bottle was 9.2%, which ironically was the beers only real fault. Too heavy and a little too alcoholic, otherwise would be a very good liquid bread in a bottle. Rich and doughy. Loved the nose. A tiny bit lower on the taste. Oddly got cinnamon at room temp though I know there is none. Would not hesitate to buy this again."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1393) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
(tap) clear, bright amber brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit; well balanced sweet/sour flavour, hint of alcohol, not very complex though

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1092) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3243) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1554) - 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,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - 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.


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