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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6860) - 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.

2.5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3138) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2259) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2010
On draft at R & H. Pours a dark yet cloudy coppery maple color with a small off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and candied malts. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose has a bit of soft sweet caramel and a touch of soft raisiny character. Sweet but not cloying. A nice light chocolate flavour and a fairly prominent hoppy spiciness as well. Warming and sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk (1859) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
tap @ blind tiger: not sweet enough for a bock, IMO. overattenuated maybe. Just dry and some astringency. Not getting chocolatey character from this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Draft. Dark pour with some white head. Decent lager, some dark fruit, chocolate notes decent brew, warming to too extreme but noticeable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Delicious chocolatey dopplebock. Nice and malty, with a surprising amount of hops. I like the light flavor, a little light in body, though. Good. Bordering on refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Tap at RNH. Pours a woody amber with a thin lasting head and nice lace. Aroma is big biscuit and toasted malts, sweet Munich and caramunich - earthy tones. Flavor is toasty, malty moderate sweet, some brown sugar, honey sweet, light fruity, big toast, caramel and big munich malts- clean smooth finish- well made. One of the best at the GI promo event.


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