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RATINGS: 110   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RihardsF (82) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours brown with almost no foam. Smells weird. Tastes intense with some spices. Not so well balances beer. Can feel alchohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
This poured a hazy lighter brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of burnt sugar, caramel and dark fruits. Flavor was similar, grassy hops, sweet caramel, alcohol and some fig. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zenkis (598) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours reddish with no foam and lasing. Aroma of pure sweet caramel-berries, fruity, estery with soft not sharp alcohol pungent presence and soft toasted, toffee touch. Taste is sweet with some light bitter mix from hopping and toasted malt at the end. Overall flavor - like sharp scotch ale - sharpness from alcohol, fruity complexity from malt mix and....ale yeast. To me this definitely is NOT doppelbock, more scotch ale. Palate - medium to full body, thick, oily texture, flat carbonation, sweet, caramel finish, a bit sour aftertaste. Pleasant brew but why this brew is in this category - is a big question to me. Doppelbock with ale yeast!?!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
23rd November 2013
Lightly hazy deep red - amber - brown beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Smooth palate, slightly soft. Fine carbonation. Strong malt with a touch of cream. Marmite. Subtle dried fruits and a little spice. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Nowt wrong with this but I found it a bit chewy, just a bit too Bocky!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Keg@Fermentoren, CPH
Clear ruby color, small white head. Sweetish, grassy hoppy aroma. Quite sweet, grassy hoppy and malty, American style doppelbock. And yes, it is very sweet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juanenka (252) - valladolid, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2013
Botella. Presencia marró con espuma beige duradera. Aroma maltoso, dulce de leche y tofe. En. Ica entra dulce y maltosa con un gran cuerpo acabando dulce y ligeramente amarga

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Day 2, Session 2. Pours clear ruby with a mild, white cream head. Sweet toasty bread on the nose with notes of dried berries. Big sweet flavor with sugary, semi-dark malts, ripe berries, grapes and brown sugar. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Warming finish with sticky sugars and more ripened berries. Great for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, grain, toffee, chocolate, and tootsie rolls. Flavor of caramel, toffee, herbs, and grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big molasses, caramel, raisin, prune, fig, pear, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, light chocolate, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity of big syrupy-like malt and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big molasses, caramel, raisin, fig, prune, pear, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, biscuit, chocolate, light pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, prune, pear, brown bread, brown sugar, biscuit, chocolate, and light nuttiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and dark fruit flavors; with a nice sweetness/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very slick, moderately syrupy, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good doppelbock style. All around good balance and complexity of dark malt and dark fruit flavors; and quite smooth for the ABV, but is still definitely a sipper. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
bottle from olbutikken. clear dark amber, small bubbly head. bottle foamed over when opened. fruity and caramelly aroma, somewhere between an imperail south european lager, and a quad. pretty weird. Flavor is lots of malts, quite some caramel, faint nuts, good bitterness, faint fruits. However, the experience in total is pretty boring, and sort of a little cloying. Only a little bit better than many mainstream macro lagers available here in europe. Perhaps it\s just not a very good idea to boost a lager to this alc. level.

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