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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5473) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Contract brewed for Firemans Brew. Sampled on 7/25/2010. This dopplebock pours a deep black brown color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized quickly dissipating white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity, chocolate and a touch of tobacco. A medium bodied dopplebock. The malts are caramel and semi sweet. Hints of chocolate and tobacco as well. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. One would expect a dopplebock to be a touch sweeter. Touch of alcohol at the finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and a little dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a hint of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a nice lighter tan head that leaves stringy lacing. A rich malty cocoa nose. From the first sip this one is less than hoped for. It is one of those beers where i like everything tasted but they work against each other rather than compliment. Cocoa, mixed fruit, and an unfortunate mix of hops. Although this is a European style, the addition of west coast US hops would have been welcomed. The finish brought out more of the malt and especially the chocolate and that was nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3821) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Aroma is caramel malts and a decent hint of sweetness. The flavor is caramel malts, fruit/dark fruit and a tart finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack purchased at Frenchy’s 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3198) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is is sweet malt with some caramel. Flavor is again sweet malt with a strong coffee. This is a dopple? Finish has some more coffee and a bit of dark fruit. This was weird and not what i was expecting this to be. Alcohol is well hidden.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
12oz bottle. Rating #11. Interesting brew big nuttiness, dark brown and not real bad decent. (1940)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
bottle. deep brown with small head. big malt body with chocolate and a bit of caramel. smooth. doesn’t seem quite like a dopplebock, but whatever it is, it’s fairly decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Figured this would be a brown ale but it’s an eight percent doppelbock so I guess I will be having a slow start tomorrow morning. Well, I shouldn’t say it’s 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 isn’t 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a nearly solid brown to black color under a thick tan head. Smell shows chocolate roast malt, and after it’s sat for a few minutes, some of the roastiness of a stout. Is that good or bad for a doppelbock. Not much alcohol on the palate, but I am starting to feel it after a few more drinks. Warm and creamy chocolate taste, a slight sour fringe around my tongue. Not a style that a lot of contract clients want to do, and it’s carried off pretty nicely.


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