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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
My second favorite of the trio currently offered. This double bock pours brown/black and has a nice malty aroma. Lighter than a traditional dopple this would make a good introductory beer to the world of German style beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Dark brown, tan head, no lace. Sweet brown sugar malts, nearing syrupy proportions. Sugary sweet but lacking complexity and hearty malt structure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Razaroth (8) - Murrieta, California, USA - APR 7, 2011 does not count
Smokey and rich caramel aroma. Dark black in color. I would have to say the taste is pretty good for a $7.99 price point on a 6-pack. Long notes of smokey wood and malt leaves this beer a great pairing for a tasty pizza. Overall, this is the first tasting I did of the Firemans Brew but so far I like it, especially at the 8.5% alcohol, hehe.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2832) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
blaird22 (4) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
Nice aftertaste. Not very bitter, but high abv for a brunette and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigcat03 (207) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle poured into an Ayinger Celebrator glass, dark ruby brown color and a tiny, fizzy head; aroma is mostly roasted malts and chocolate; A touch of alcohol in the taste, with a little bit of roasty chocolate as well...kind of watery; palate is a bit watered down as well. Not the worst thing ever but certainly not that great.

   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.

   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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (971) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Pours a deep dark brown color with aroma of roasted malts and nuts. Taste is roasted as well, with a bitter aftertaste. The leftover taste on. The palate is almost too bitter. Overall a good looking beer that is a little tough on the palate.

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