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Originally called "liquid bread," the Dopplebock style guided monks through periods of penitent fasting. Wolfgang has heavenly notes of caramel, dark fruit, and toffee balanced by a subtle hop character. While its revered history evokes and appreciation of austerity and sacrifice, this Dopplebock is a rich luxury - no repentance required.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (2993) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Aroma definitely gets your attention - strong and malty with a caramel overtone and notes of spice and chocolate plus an earthy hint. Pours a translucent chocolate brown, close to mahogany, with a thick and fairly persistent tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Flavor does not quite equal the promise of the aroma, but is still quite good - malty, bready, subtle notes of caramel, cloves and chocolate. Smooth texture has good body and fizz, and leaves a malty, woody, slightly chocolaty finish. Get this goat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rscot231 (1) - USA - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
Dark ruby almost brown color. Aroma is toast and a hint of smoke. Flavor is rich bready malt, slightly sweet, well attenuated. Toasty. A hint of chocolate. Mild balanced bitterness in the finish. A solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
22oz., bottling date 6/14/12. Aroma of rich, dark, sweet, toasted, bready malts, with notes of toffee and pumpernickel, along with mild raisin and chocolate in the background. Impressive clear deep dark reddish-brown color, with a lasting, creamy, tan head. Flavor profile is similarly full of dark, gently sweet and toasty malt, dried dark fruit, faint roast and cocoa, but features some mild banana and not inconsiderable hop bitterness, increasing towards the finish, that were not hinted at in the nose. Some mild earthiness and spice appear towards the end as well. Finely and actively carbonated palate with a suitably hefty feel and body. This is a great Doppel. I’m certainly glad I sat on this for a few months until it cooled off outside.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Beautiful deep amber color. Small off-white head that fades fairly quickly, decent lacing. Malty sweetness, with a bit of hops for balance. Very tasty. Will definitely buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Pours deep brown with a thick, dense tan head. Nose is dates, caramel, charcoal, a little chocolate. There is coffee in the aftertaste. A malt backbone turns rather bitter at the end. A smooth mouthfeel but not oily. Very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3314) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Very malty aroma with some nut butter and dark sugar. The pour is a very deep amber but only a little hazy. The taste is initially bitter but :this is drowned out by the nutty sweetness. Then it finishes bitter sweet. Imagine that. One saving grace is it is a little bit breadth throughout and I happen to be hungry. This appears as a filtered clean beer with little lace left on the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (2918) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear ruby with a medium frothy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet caramel malt and biscuit with a nice light dry finish. A good doppelbock from Great Divide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Decent sized off-white head of fine bubbles. Smoked malts, roasted grains and some peat aromas. Kind of reminds me of a nice scotch ale. Color is a deep crimson brown. More roasted grains, sweet malts that coat the mouth, a little bit of soy sauce, toffee and some more peat. Kind of dry and pasty in the mouth. Finishes dry and chalky with a lingering dry malty aftertaste. An ok dopplebock. Could be a bit on the sweeter side as is typical for this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Nice for the styale. A good malted barley flavor - very soft and grainy. Only a bit of hops but there’s some sweet in there. Good fall beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Pours ruby-brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, toast, raisin, and pumpernickel. Flavor is dominate by sweet caramel, but there’s plenty of toast, nuts, grainy spice, and slight dark fruit. Finishes earthy with a lingering rye-like taste, and gentle earthy bitternes, but it’s not quite enough to cut through a mild cloying feeling. Medium-heavy and easy to drink, no real heat to speak of. Overall this is very good and doesn’t feature anything a particularly dislike. I’d have it again, but I won’t go out of my way to do so.

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