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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A traditionally styled Doublebock with rich structure, bold flavors and silky smooth finish. Handcrafted with a heavy dose of toasted chocolate malts to create a refined microbrew of uncompromised quality.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7429) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. 1424034142214. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Dark fruits, roasted malt, mild bitterness and some dryness in the aroma. Not bad actually. German Doppelbock with some dry roasty notes. The flavour is sweetness, dark fruits, mild coffee, dry malt and some hoppy bitterness. Itís a like mix of Doppelbock and strong Stout. Not bad at all. Strong and quite smooth. After the mediocre Lager and drinkable Red Ale this is really nice surprise from Firemans Brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
bottle. deep brown with small head. big malt body with chocolate and a bit of caramel. smooth. doesnít seem quite like a dopplebock, but whatever it is, itís fairly decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark brown/blackish pour. Big sweetness and fruits, not refined enough for a doppelbock.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Very dark molasses and caramel malts. Sweet and nutty. Notes of coffee as well with good chocolate highlights.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3046) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Figured this would be a brown ale but itís an eight percent doppelbock so I guess I will be having a slow start tomorrow morning. Well, I shouldnít say itís a doppelbock really. It is kind of more of a baltic porter and actually resembles the actual style much more than most American craft beer that is labeled as such. It is brown in color w/ a thin head of fine white bubbles. There is not much to the nose, just a twinge of roast character and maybe a hint of some grassy hops. The roast character pops a bunch more once tasted against a slightly sweet back drop. Despite being quite a strong beer, this isnít really particularly flavorful. It finishes w/ a slightly earthy and very slightly medicinal bitterness and some linger notes of roasted malt. The slightly roasty character plus clean yeast profile are what make me thing Baltic porter. Doppelbocks are generally more raisiny in my experience w/ no roast at all. Either way, this is a pretty mediocre beer and I am glad I only bought one of them.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
This pours an extremely dark mahogany body, nearly opaque, with a slender yet sustained tan head. Sheets of slippery lace are left on the sides of the glass when drinking. It has an aroma of root beer, burnt dark brown sugar, and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor is more of a bittersweet chocolate, somewhat earthy, with a quiet dark sugar sweetness. The alcohol is absent from the taste. The finish is rather abrupt, but it left me with a stickiness on my lips and facial hair. Sloppy drinker, I guess.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack purchased at Frenchyís in Woodland. The aroma is of sweet chocolate, cocoa, and some light peat. Perhaps a little butterscotch, too. Somewhat transparent mahogany body with a small, weak, quickly dissipating light tan head. Starts with a general sweet, sugary flavor, before some peat comes through in the middle. Very light-bodied, and quite sweet. Lots of residual sugars present. Fairly thin, and one-dimensional.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stevesie (332) - - JUN 1, 2014
From bottle. Pours black with some tan head. Nose is dominated by roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Heavy mouthfeel; smoky taste. Lingering, unpleasant aftertaste. Not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2014
Roasted nose. Good deal of malt and coffee. Slight sweetness up front. Good roasty flavors. Pretty tasty. I was a bit worried about this beer being overly sweet. That isnít the case. Solid Dopplebock.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pours a reddish dark brown. One finger of tan head. Aroma is malty caramel and slight dark fruits. Medium bodied. Nice beer.


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