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Brewed by Karmeliten Brauerei Karl Sturm
Style: Doppelbock
Straubing, Germany

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Die "Dunklen" unsere dunklen aromatischen Biere - die Spezialitäten für echte Genießer. - würzig und vollmundig -


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, - APR 8, 2012
Bottled. Copper colored with rich off-white head. Boatloads of almonds in aroma. Oily, slick mouthfeel with almonds in maltiness leaning towards glue in flavour. Not much room here for maltiness. No delicate features at all, just plain glue and almond. Fairly sweet with all other features (mouthfeel, body etc) pretty okay. As for maltiness, there is a hint of it. Pretty solid beer but too one-dimensional.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
elbernays (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Pours chestnut brown. Caramel, molasses, toffee, alcohol. Flavour follows nose with a Brandy finish. Dry dough cereal finish. Not mad on this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9545) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
500ml bottle. This is a pretty standard doppelbock, strong in the alcohol department but not an imposing beer, easier to drink for its gravity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9405) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2015
Bouteille: Reddish-amber coloured, a bit unclear, small and stable firm off-white head; complex nutty-caramelly nose, distinctive traces of port-wine plus some hoppy spots; solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied, pretty soft; lingering and well balanced nutty-caramelly finish, balanced by a fine hoppy-bitter counterpart in the aftertaste. Devilishly drinkable Doppelbock…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (903) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2015
This pours a dark amber color with a thick, carbonated head. The aroma is very malty and yeasty. The taste is full, yeasty, with lots of bready tones. Quite boozy and filling for a doppelbock. A rather interesting find.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (9892) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Many thanks for this bottle to Erzengel. Pours hazy brown with beige head. The aroma has booze and brown sugar. The taste has big dark fruit, big sugar. Not bad

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (607) - - AUG 9, 2014
App....dark brown,slightly opaque. Creamy white head. Faded. Slight maroon hue. Aroma...caramel bread. Some spice. Taste... touch sour, raisin, cinnamon, malt, malt again, red wine. Feel...Touch flat, plenty of flavor though and easy drinking. On tap at the ginger man, nyc. Tap to snifter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
Malzig-dickflüssig. The mainpart is very deep. Plums, raisins. Not too sweet, but very viscous. Intense dark, not much bitterness there. On the tongue remains an intense malty aroma with lots of dried plums and dark cherries.
Absolutely great brew! 14/13/14/14

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from SuperValu, Longford [060614]
Caramel reddish brown, clear, frothy beige head, little lacing
Aroma sweet caramel, malty, soft raisin fruits, little alcohol
Taste - sweet caramel malts, soft raisin fruits, little hops, too boozy, under flavoured for the abv, rather dull
Palate - soft carb. medium body, smooth, sweet palate, bitter alcohol. Finish as main flavour, boozy finish
Overall - Flavour too simple for abv, needs more flavour to contract the alcohol

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 13, 2014
Not my cup of tea, I’ve had better, some of my mates quite like it though, made quite well just not much going on for me IMO

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19518) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty bready caramel aroma. Sweetish malty grainy weak bready caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.


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