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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6314) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish chestnut, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is nutty, malty, dark breads, molasses, light smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, roasty, nutty, light smoke. Medium body, light acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6275) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6077) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
355ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, cautious hints of caramel, malt lozenge, milk chocolate, short bread. Taste is dark malty, hints of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, artificial sweetener; slightly alcoholic finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5682) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12oz bottle. Deep brown-black body. Not much of a head...nothing after a minute or two. Very smooth. It kind of has that thin bodied character that makes me think extract, Pretty decent really, just has a neutered, lifeless quality to it that I don’t enjoy. I’m admittedly pretty biased against MBC. Sugary. OK flavor..but I’d never buy it again because it is really just alcoholic sugar water.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5508) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5354) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5335) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, slightly reddish, with an off white head. Brown sugar, dark malt, caramel, light roast, and sugary. Not bad, but to sweet for my liking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5044) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, light roast, and sugar. Tste is light chocolate... Caramel and sugary jawns. Pretty simple and to the point. It is almost like a porter. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Brown, almost black appearance with a small tan head, mostly diminishing, no lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla and toffee. Similar flavor, malty, sweet and creamy with minimal bitterness. Medium to full body, slick and smooth with soft carbonation and a rich finish.


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