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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, - FEB 1, 2013
Tap. In general, not my favorite beer style. So take review with a bath of salts. Notez include the following: earthy raisin bread dough. Dough sweet breads. Fine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Pour a mahogany color with a large creamy canvas colored head. Notes of apples, brown sugar, smoke, and licorice. Little bit on the sweet side for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2016
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a mostly dark brown color with a foamy rocky off white head that hangs around for a good minute and a half. The smell takes on a ton of dark fruit, clingy to roasty to sweet bready/yeasty content rolling on into a sticky malt character. The taste was moderately smooth and sweet with the sticky malt character bleeding nicely on into the entire flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sessionable to smooth sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels fairly light. Overall, as a doppelbock, it definitely works, really nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Dégustée en fût au Farmhouse Tap & Grill (Burlington, VT), le 5/9/2015.
Visuel : Couleur : cuivrée-orangée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Malt sucré, légèrement fruité (raisins), léger de pain grillé et de caramel, notes de noix.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Léger goût fruité (raisins, notes de petits fruits foncés) avec quelques notes épicées. Une dominante de malt sucré est présente avec un léger goût de caramel, des notes pain grillé et de houblon herbeux.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne, composée d’un léger résiduel sucré avec des notes amères de rôti, d’alcool et de houblon herbeux.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4403) - Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2016
Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, dark fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, dark fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and fairly grainy/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent doppelbock style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, dark fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. This has very prominent roasted flavors of a Schwarzbier along with with the dryness; but still has balanced doppelbock malty/fruity complexity as well. A very enjoyable hybrid of the two styles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2608) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of roasted and cookie, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with toffee and brown sugar in the background. Head is small, wispy, light beige, with spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy reddish brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation. Just like a Doppelbock is supposed to be. The right amount of sweetness with just the right amount of a savory side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear copper with a foamy beige head. Flavors are toasted cereals, smoked meat, brown sugar, dried fruits and alcohol. Full body, moderate to good carbonation, creamy texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (702) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Orange-brown, medium tan head. The aroma was ok, some sweet malts but a little bit of unfreshness. Full body, alcohol well hidden. Sweet but not overly so, malty, some raisin and caramel flavors, well balanced, overall an enjoyable drinking experience.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (274) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bomber poured into an odd tall, slim tulip style glass that promotes lots of foam. Unusually strong dopplebock, but a pretty tasty one. It is quite smooth and has a lot of well blended flavor, leaning toward the raisiny. Sweet and medium bodied, heavily malted with no reason to mention the noble hop, this is a good example of the more potent end of this traditional style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1357) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber with yellow thick head. Aroma is sweet, toffee, caramel, chocolate, hay, raisin, almonds. Taste is sweet, coffee, caramel, toffee, apricot. ABV is well hidden and well balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rask0lnikov (569) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
Colour: bronze, ruby red. Very nice caramelly, fruity aroma. Sweetness, honey, caramel at first. Caramel dominates. Some fruits and honey in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied, medium carbonated, oily, quite nicely balanced interesting beer.


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