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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A dark strong interpretation of a double bock. Full bodied with a raisiny, dark fruit, slightly roasted and chewy malt character. Lagered for two months, a smooth malt character balances the high ABV of this strong beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (522) - Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2014
bottle pour..dark copper color light brown..aroma of figs..fig jam..caramel..that smell when you are near a nutshop down the shore..medium bodied with a very nice mouthfeel that oozes raisins, dates, wood and smoke characteristics..smooth..full of flavor..great example of the style.well worth seeking out...hides the 9% well..terrific offering..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3179) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 30, 2011
On tap at the tasting room - Framingham, MA. Complex, dense and ranging brown aroma. Caramels, toasted nuts, and a big twinge of umami. Flavors are similar. It’s funny. I really like this and think it’s a fantastically integrated dunkel-style doppelbock, with a really rich browned malt character, but it has that slightly too-umami glutamate character to it that often fatigues my palate quickly. I would only need about 6 ounces of this to make me happy and it’d be worth it, because it’s a really classy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a beautiful toasty copper brown with perfect clarity and a faint ruby blush. Fat head of tan foam that fell quickly to a thin ring. Not much lace. Nose very tempting. There’s bread, sweet chocolate,caramel, dark fruits and a touch fo brown sugar. Taste is delightful with layered malt complexity on a medium body. Rich and rowdy malt shows itself off in a way that’s frolicsome and fun. Caramel, bread, dark fruits, raisin, date and fig, a touch of brown sugar and a bit of soft faint chocolate and it even hints at nuts. It has laid a malt feast before you and then , like placing a single flower in a bud vase on a table, there is a touch of warmth from the alcohol to finish this crisp and dry.

Simply excellent. The body is a bit thinner than some of the german dopplebocks but with impeccable balance and with flavors that captivate this beer is contemporary and stylish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2013
Wow this is fantastic, great nutty and malty smooth flavors, rich and creamy, dry finish, perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WanderinCelt87 (188) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a lovely clear amber brown with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet with hints of brown sugar and molasses. Reminds me of troegenator but a little better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (571) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Barwa: głęboko miedziana, klarowna. Piana w kolorze ecru, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości, względnie szybko opadająca, ale ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: słodowy, głównie chlebowy, karmelowy, toffi, czekoladowy, melanoidynowy, z dodatkiem suszonych owoców. Mimo dużej mocy alkohol całkiem dobrze ukryty. Całość w miarę ogrzewania coraz bardziej przyjemna i niemęcząca. Smak: słodowy, pełny, słodko - wytrawny, z pewnością nie jest to ulepek. Karmel, czekolada, spieczone ciasto, lekkie nuty owocowe oraz wyraźnie alkoholowy finisz. Tu również w miarę ogrzania się piwa smak czekoladowo - karmelowy wzmaga się. Piwo zakupione w Żywcu (kolejne :) ) z powodu rekomendacji na ratebeer. Oprócz tego zdobyło brązowy medal podczas tegorocznej edycji konkursu World Beer Cup w kategorii German Style Doppelbock. Powyższe zobowiązuje. Saxonator faktycznie przywraca (choć tylko częściowo) wiarę w bocki i powoduje, że zaczynam przypominać sobie za co je wcześniej ceniłem. Jest to konkretne i złożone, bezkompromisowe piwo, a mimo wszystko w stylu. Wprawdzie nie dorównuje innemu amerykańskiemu przedstawicielowi tego gatunku Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock z browaru Dark Horse, który chyba zostanie już na zawsze moim idealnym koźlakiem,ale i tak jest bardzo dobrze. Szkoda dość wysokiej ceny, ale piwa z USA niestety muszą przebyć dość długą drogę do Polski i częściowo można to zrozumieć.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours amber tinged mahogany into a stem glass. Tan head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet roasted nuts and caramel aromas. Thick with earthy toasted nuts and chocolate upfront turning slightly hot in the lasting sweet toffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (696) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2013
November 2012 batch, 500 ml bottle into a tulip glass. A - Pours a clear dark red body. Lots of khaki foam, thick edging, with minimal lacing. S - Caramel, dates, sweet brown sugar and malty bread. A bit of spice and booze on the end. T - Dark fruit and caramel, spices, toasted malts, brown sugar. Syrupy sweet, a touch of booze on the end. M - Thick and creamy, medium bodied with nice carbonation. O - A very solid doppelbock. Not quite at the level of an Ayinger, but quite solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2461) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Pours a slightly chill hazed reddish brown color with a fluffy beige head that persists forever. Caramel, molasses, dark burnt sugars and dark dried fruits, its a malt heads wet dream. Very light aromas of earthy hop provides almost no balance. The flavor is malty and rich with all of the aforementioned aromas playing a part in the flavor. Heavy molasses with a hint of smoke dominates the flavor while the other tastes add character. Rich sweet and frigging smooth. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly syrupy mouthfeel. Great Americanized version of a dopplebock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2301) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Beautiful, clear, dark reddish orange. Spotty lacing fitting of a boozy beer. Nose is big, featuring dark fruit and graham crackers. It’s a very rich nose, more rolls off as it warms. Palate is very tingly, a bit warming, a bit of booze detected at the very back, but well hidden. Start lush and thick ends a bit drier. Taste is predominantly the dark fruit. This seems very much in character and execution with an authentic German Doppelbock. Prost!

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