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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Extremely rich and malty German-style lager, so intense that it’s named after our founder! Karminator Doppelbock has a traditional double-bock flavor, brewed with an over-abundance of the absolute highest quality imported Munich malt to create an irresistible toasted barley flavor, with hints of caramel & toffee. Alot of care, time, and know-how has gone into creating this complex, memorable, and majestic lager.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5873) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep murky medium brown with not much of a head. Very aromatic with plenty of dates and raisins, some molasses and a hint of rum. Flavor is full bodied with all the requisite flavors that a good dopplebock should have. Plenty of molasses, dates, moist canned baked brown bread and a slight warming booziness that is enticingly lip smacking. Sticky mouthfeel. Good winter warmer to bring in March like a lion.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4451) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2015
650ml bottle. Hazy chestnut colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, ochre-ish, beige head. Multi-layered dark malty aroma has sweet, herbal, spicy and toasty facets, hints of nougat, toffee and treacle. Taste is intensely sweet dark malty, notes of malt lozenge, treacle, toffee, sweetness is passably hold at bay by dry, toasty malty notes, supported by some bitter hoppy overtones with tobacco touch; slightly sticky palate. Rich, intense and heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
22oz bottle 12/13/14 (Courtesy of TerryR)-42° in Mug-Pours brown with a small loose tan head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel, malt, and toffee. Taste of the same with more caramel and toffee on the back end. This full bodied brew is well balanced and warms you up on a chilly night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5303) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass brownish, small head. Alcoholic-malty aroma. Starts strong-malty, a bit alcoholic, hints of caramel. More and more spicy. Well balanced finish, warming. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2821) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark amber with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, dark fruit, bread, alcohol. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, dried dark fruit, toffee, bread and some notes of brown sugar. Med plus body, soft carbonation, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2852) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours ruby dark red in color with a small whitish head. Bit of dark malts, sweetness and ripe dark fruits. There’s some part that’s almost like a mix between butterscotch and nuttyness with additional hints of brown sugar. Dark syrup, some nuttyness and dark fruits in taste. Sweet and dark bready finish with a little warming effect too. Enjoy this one just slightly chilled. Good as a winter warmer, even if the sweetness is almost too much from to time. The nuttyness and bready malty notes saves alot though here.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1847) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
had at a recent bottle share. decent but god was it waay too sweet. like belgian dark sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Sommerhuset
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral, grass, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet, caramel, floral and grassy finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (379) - USA - SEP 7, 2014
Poured from a 2013 bottle into a snifter cloudy amber red with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet malts. Molasses. Flavor is like a brown sugar toasted caramel with a slight bready finish. Smooth medium body to the palate. A year of age just sweeten the package even more. A beautiful Dopple!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2138) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, dark fruit, & raisons; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, dark fruit (notably plums), and spice; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; On the sweet side - but very nice.


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