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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany

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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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The nose is filled with complex notes of figs, fruitcake, port, licorice, cherry, raisin chocolate, black toffee, coffee and caramel, while it tastes deliciously thick and chewy, with great complexity showing notes of fruits, coffee-roastiness, molasses, licorice, and toffee. This beer is a meal!
Editor's note. The draught version is 9% abv, but also contained under this listing. Edit #2 The bottles are now 9% as well (from 7%)


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1265) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Smells of figs and raisens.. No head. Tastes like figs, and very dark caramel...almost tastes like earthy candies. Very dark brown, but not quite black. Flavor hides alcohol content amazingly. This is a solid beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
Klare dunkel orangebraune Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen roten Früchten, Röstmalz, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, reife Früchte, gering Kaffee und Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from A 50cl bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- A great nutty malt aroma. Appearance- Pours a reddish tinted brown with a large off-white head. Taste- A sweet malty flavor that I really enjoyed. Palate- An almost heavy bodied brew with mild carbonation. It has a real creamy texture that lends its self well to the flavor. Overall- A thoroughly enjoyable beer, this is hard to find in GA so if you can find it, give it a try.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
*Old rating, best before 15.06.06. 7.0%. Toll tief, malzig-frisch. tiefe, dunkle trockene Früchte. Dickflüssig, Intensiv-röstmalzig, süffig-mild, weich, tolle Malztöne, rundes, intensives Bier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (401) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Pours dark chestnut brown with a slightly tan white head that fades to a solid coating. Aroma is port wine, raisins, winter fruit bread. Taste follows - darkfruit, roasted malt, molasses, dark breads, wine. Heavy on the palate and quite and active mouthfeel. Highly complex for a doppelbock. Booziness is well-hidden. A+ variation of the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (558) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours cola brown with a minimal white head. Aroma is beautiful malted grains and molasses. Taste is off the charts. Awesome German malts perfectly balanced with molasses sweetness. Although not super complex, the flavor is absolutely beautiful.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (218) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 6, 2014
ASPETTO: mogano scuro con riflessi rossastri. Schiuma fine, abbastanza abbondante e abbastanza persistente. AROMA: intenso, si avvertono soprattutto il maltato, del caramello e un tocco di liquoroso. GUSTO: avvolgente, dolce (ma mai stucchevole), con chiarissimi sentori maltati, di caramello (mela caramellata), prugna secca e molto marzapane. Corpo strutturato. Carbonizzazione scarsa. CONCLUSIONE: birra gustosissima, che lascia più che soddisfatti e che non finiresti mai di bere. I suoi 9 gradi neanche si sentono, e la bottiglia finisce che non te ne sei neanche accorto. Squisita!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (491) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 30, 2014
A deep brown golden brew, nice head of foam that shrinks quickly but not all the way. Good lacing. Strong grainy and caramel malt nose. Some choco. Tastes just like it smells, big malt monster that’s perhaps a tad too sweet, but it is a joy to drink none the less. Creamy mouthfeel, over all, a very nice Doppelbock.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3029) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
with yves at my home dark brown colored body with a white head and a caramel malt coffee hops aroma a caramel malt hop fruity alcholic bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2491) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Shared with wim at wim’s place. Dark brown colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Malty roasted coffee hinted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is coffee malty bitter. Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3801) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Comes out of the tap a partially translucent dark mahogany with a decent light tan head. Malty aroma as nice nutty, caramel,clove, and earthy notes. Flavor has bold strokes of caramel, toasty malt, cloves, and sweetish wood with nutty and earthy underpinnings. Thick, syrupy texture has some good fizz. Bock your doppel and Prost!


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