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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep Mahogany color, with rich roasted malts


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Draught. This is a doppel that failed to do it for me. Had this in Columbus and expected more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle from Marco - thanks! Pours a dark but clear caramel brown with an initially solid tan head that fades out to a foam slick. Aroma is dominated by toffee, caramel, and lightly roasted malt in the background. Taste is lightly roasted malt up front followed by extremely sweet malt, raisin, toffee, and a tinge of alcohol into the finish. Mouthfeel is even and coating. Nice enough beer but it strikes me more as an imperialized brown than a doppelbock but what do I know.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Bottled under the name "dopplerock" but I’m pretty sure it’s the same.. Pour is very muddy deep brown with lots of malt certainly not my cup o tea but it is worth drinking on a cooler evening in Cleveland

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Pours a reddish-brown with a thick sticky off white head. Lots of lacing. Deep malty caramel aroma and whiskey. Chewy thick malty body. Ends with a long earthy bitterness. Reminds me of Southern Comfort. Heavy handed and somewhat clumsy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3005) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2nd beer of the night an what a big step up. Deep brown with hints of red, kind of clear. Aroma is sweet malts, fruity. Flavor is sweet and full of chocolate with very light hints of roast. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at McGregors. Fruity/sour nose. Appearance is outstanding - light orange/copper/brown, thick head, sudsy. Esthers evident. Smooth, nutty, boozy (slightly noticeable in the palate), good malt character, toffee also present. Not as much of the dry fruit bomb effect as I am used to for this style, unique but good.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Deep dark brown with a reddish hue. The head is small and fades fast. There is very little aroma. The flavor is very subtle, there is very little hoppy flavor, the deep malty flavor. The finish is slow and clean. This is a higher alcohol beer but does not give a warming session at all. This is a pretty good beer, and unfortunatley only available in their brewery, but makes the trip worth it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Sample from MRAF at Barley’s Smokehouse. Deep ruby colored with a light tan head with little retention. The aroma was light, sweet malt and cherry perhaps. The flavor was also fairly light, clove, caramel malt, dark fruit. A very spritzy beer, and perhaps a bit thin in spots...not bad, but not their best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Firkin at MRAF at Barley’s Smokehouse in Columbus Ohio - Poured copper with a creamy tan head that faded pretty quick. Aroma is mostly caramel, but some notes of raisin as well. Flavor is nice malty caramel, sweet raisin, and light roasted notes. Palate was malty and medium bodied. Somewhat watery on the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2006
On tap at the brew pub. This beer is a strong dopplebock with a heavy malt flavor and a clear alcohol flavor. The body is not as heavy as I expected, given the etoh,


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