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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5226) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2015
22 ounce bottle from Whole Foods. Murky brown amber color. Caramel. Toffee. And a big sweetness. Some syrup in that sweetnes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (597) - ITALY - NOV 1, 2015
On tap at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Bruxelles. Hazy reddish amber, small off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, spices, light buttery note. Taste is similar, very well balanced, thick oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Maybe it lacks something in the roasted malts department, enjoyable nonetheless. BTW, the grumpy fat bearded hipster working here is half an an asshole, beware.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3904) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle@stapabar. Deep amber, red. Sweet malty nose, red berrieds., full med bodied, breadyness. A malty clean one.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4965) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
650ml bottle @Stadin panimobaari. Pours copper color with a thin white head. Aroma has memma, dark bready notes, nutty notes. Flavor has sweetness, liquid bread, mämmi. Sweet, very malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Deep red amber, small tanned head. Nose is hugely sugary, candy, light Churchkhela, syrupy, thick candy with some cough syrup, interesting & pleasant smell. Taste is unfortunately overly heavy on very herbal & very thick cough syrup, herbal licorice, candy, red grapes, molasses. Lower carbonation. Too much herbal cough syrup for me, interesting but not really for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2015
From notes. Poured medium-deep amber with a dusting of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet fruity and nutty notes paired with some warm vanilla.. fairly hot overall. The flavor found warm, grainy caramel, molasses, and nutty notes at the core.. black peppery notes around and through the finish.. sweet backbone. Heavier-bodied and hot on the palate.. only an OK flow. This was aiight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Craftmember (35) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle bought at the Hoppy Loft Brussels. It pours a misty red amber with a small tanned head. A very rich and nicely complex aroma with above all sweet malts, liquorice, vanilla, hay, hops, touch of silty soy-sauce and smoked meat. Taste is intriguingly complicated too with meaty sweet and roasted malts, honey, vanilla, fruity citrus notes, umami, sweet meats, bayleaf, some hopbitterness and a nutty madeira like, silt edged aftertaste with a hint of cocosbread and white pepper. It’s got a fizzy though smooth, light oily mouthfeel. Oh what a wondrous brew this is. Love it very much indeed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3674) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle bought and generously shared by Craftmember, from Delirium Hoppy Loft. Hoppin’ Frogs top-fermented take on the German Doppelbock style. Thin, lacing, stable, pale beige head over a hazy burgundy coloured beer with reddish glow. Rich and beautifully perfumed aroma of melting milk chocolate and Belgian chocolate ’truffels’, hazelnuts, vanilla, touch liquorice, kahlua, caramel, Worcestershire sauce, marmelade, baked banana, madera, marzipan, even a suggestion of coconut. Sweet, soft, fluffy onset, very caramelly, Belgian chocolates, dates, almond, banana cake, umami flavours adding complexity, slight hint of soy sauce, bready malts, smooth with a toasted touch, very light but well-dosed sourishness as well as a light spicy hop bitterness in the end, remaining in the background not to overpower the feast of malts as it ought to be in a Doppelbock, and some warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Adorable, this brewery is gradually conquering the malthead in me...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2579) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A hazy amber/brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes slightly sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1008) - - AUG 16, 2015
Bomber. Huge malt aroma with toffee and caramel malt as well as a bit of toasted barley. Pours caramel colored with a thin tan head with little retention or lacing. Starts with rich caramel and toffee flavors and sticky sweetness. Finishes smooth with sticky sweet caramel an toffee. Excellent, malt bomb of a bock!

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