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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A perfect draft for celebrating a new year. This malty German lager is brewed with Pale, Munich, and Caravienne malts to create a complex chocolatey character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (482) - - DEC 21, 2014
Sampled on draught in a snifter glass at the Goose Island Brew Pub on Clybourne. Very dark reddish brown colour with a beige head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. Very full, fruity taste, with coffee flavours along with a very slightly tart baked apple and toffee tastes. This beer has a very good malt flavour and plenty of fruity hop notes. A really lovely, complex beer to be savoured slowly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1003) - - JUL 13, 2013
Tap at Goose Island Wrigleyville. Not much aroma, some chocolate with a hint of maple. Pours deep red in color with very little head. Sweet mixture of chocolate and dark fruit with a full bodied smooth finish with a touch of maple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 May 11, 2013 - tap at GI 25th anniversary party. Brownish red pour with big head. Aroma and taste were sweet malty. Had again at Clybourn on 12.29.14 - bumped up overall by 1 to get a 3.4 rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft in a sampler at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a clear, deep copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma is faint. Notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, and booze- but all are stronger in the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a malty, uneven mouthfeel and low carbonation. Didn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
Draught at Goose Island Clybourn, Chiciago. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted malts, berries, ok sweetness, cocoa, light bitterness, fruity, coffee notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Actually a pretty decent take on the style, wasn’t expecting that. Probably their best spring seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Snifter on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). A pre-Stoutfest beer. Pours a rich deep ruby brown hue, healthy ruby red and glowing deepness. Touches of haze, a good healthy frothy tannish head atop, dies to a good film, laces ok and remains thicker. Aromas are sticky toffee and oranges, dried fruit and marmalade, a touch of cherry. Crisp toast, biscuits, sticky toffee. Gentle spice, some mellow florals, touches of yeast. Inviting and sweet. Initial is medium bodied, a touch heavier with crisp sweetness, toffee and biscuits. Gentle citrus and red fruit kiss gently. Staying on task with a touch of lively toast, mellow sweet biscuits, grainy and cereal, rye bread, and touches of spice. A firm dryness into the middle and backend, dries out the malt a bit, just a wee touch of heat, a well integrated heat at that. Touches of apples, mellow brown sugar, dryness and crisp toast, malty. Dryness works well here, even in this weather I can drink this pretty well. Pretty solid, touches of dried fruit and maybe a hint of raisin. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2011
Really threw me off from the beginning from the appearance. It was a paler color then other Doppelbocks I have tried. Kinda bitter and sweet. Idk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3000) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
The aroma is lightly sweet and malty with a bit of honey, more substance than usual for the style. The beer pours mahogany with a chestnut hue and small tan off white head. The flavor is a bit syrupy maltiness, but light in body for the flavor, and then drops off pretty quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Another quality product from Goose Island. Somewhat complex, a little spicy. Dark and lovely. Serving: Tap

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