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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A ""double version"" of the medium bodied Dusseldorf-style German brown ale. Nutty malt aroma and flavor with a refreshing bitterness in the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap at Newark brewpub. Poured a clear, coppery color with a very small off white head and light lacing. The aroma was caramel malt, floral hops, toasted biscuit, and light nuttiness. The taste was very similar. Malty, toasty, biscuity, subtle fruits, slightly dry finish, and somewhat lingering bitterness. Very smooth, medium body with fine moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3069) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours a clear dark amber with a medium creamy lt tan head...nice lacing. Aroma has dry leaves and nuts...a mild sweet malty note. Flavor follows suit and adds some earthy bitterness, light smoke, and very faint chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy/smoky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Re-rate, Nov. 2012, Newark location. Reaffirm previous experience. Original rating: On draft at IH Newark. Appearance of a dark brown ale, ok head. The aroma was roasty chocolate. The flavor too. The dry roasty and chocolate-ness is well-beyond what a good alt or sticke alt should be. This is a big robust or imperial borwn ale, certainly not a bad thing in itself, but a style that snores me to death and something that really let me down, as I dig altbiers and wanted copper and cleaner. Wanted more hops too to balance out the big maltiness.... as an alt should be big in both. Ah well, it is what it is. Next time....

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1014) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Not much aroma to speak of. Pours a dark burgundy with little to no head. It’s drinkable & decently balanced but nothing stands out. A decent brew if you plan on having more than 1.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
Pours clear coppery with off-white head. Nose is malty, nutty, with faint fruit, slight hops in the nose and tongue. Smooth, complex flavor that finishes slightly dry but nutty, and went very well with my meatloaf.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Draft, last fall 2008....copper with a beige head...toasty aroma...alcohol on the nose with burnt malts...a little smoky...a little grape skin...and a little overboard in the toasty burnt department...one dimensional, but god

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Draught at Phoenixville BrewPub: Aroma of nuts, malts, light yeast, caramel and slight brown sugar. Poured light brown/amber in color with a big, dense, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, nuts, malts, slight alcohol, slight mint, wood, hazelnut, and cardboard. Medium body. Sticky dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, malty, chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1848) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Draught in Phoenixville: This one poured a fairly clear, coppery color. There was a very small off-white head on mine, and it left some lacing. The aroma was caramel malt, floral hops, toasted biscuit, and maybe some nuttiness. The taste was very similar. Malty, toasty, biscuity, subtle fruits, slightly dry finish, and somewhat bitter. It was very well balanced. A very nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 26, 2008
On tap at IH Pville. Pours a deep copper with a medium creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of toated grains, caramel, nuts, light citrusy and malty. Flavor of toasted malt, sweet grains, pretzels and cheerios.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8920) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2008
On tap at the Phoenixville location. Poured a medium and clear orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nutty, roast, and I was getting some chocolate. Tastes of caramel, nutty, roast, and toasty. Malty.


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