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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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After twenty years of making beer, Millstream has decided to celebrate! The brewmasters have carefully devised a special beer, a dopplebock, to commemorate the event. This beer is available only in 22 oz large bottles, and only 1000 bottles were made. Each bottle was hand filled and labeled by zealous fans of the brewery. The brewers say that this beer is fantastically rich and full of malty goodness. Notes of sweet plums and caramel are present throughout this dark, heavy beer. At 6.25% ABV, this is the strongest beer that Millstream could legally make in the state of Iowa. This beer will probably not be made for another five years, so don’t miss out!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
merc7186 (1959) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer has a decent color with a nice deep brown (almost plum) color with almost no head to it and even less lacing on the glass. Disppointing. The smell is a little weak but has mild notes of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, raisin, and plum. The taste is decent with raisins, caramel, and roasted malts up front then gets followed up by chocolate, dark cherries, and coffee. The mouthfeel is disappointing with absolutely no carbonation and mild flavors lingering around. Overall, I could have possibly gotten a flat beer but this beer had potential (when carbonated) but it didnt come through in my bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle from Ed, thanks! Pour is a slightly hazy/muddy dark copper brown, with not much head, and no lacing. Nose is yeast, caramel and plum, light roast. Taste is much the same, with a bit more roastyness than the aroma betrays. Mouthfeel is slightly chalky and suffers from a lack of carbonation. overall, a decent beer that could have been much improved by increasing the carbonation level.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. (As: Millstream 25th Anniversary Dopplebock). Clear dark brown - white head. Chocolate, coffee, dark malts, berries, fruity, nice malty, cocoa, dryness, ok hoppy, light bitterness. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy orange-brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices, dark chocolate and hops. Sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
shared by yespr at yespr tasting cloudy brown small light brown head. malty and caramelly, slightly flowery aroma. flavor is malty, dark caramelly, almost roasted. lacks hoppy balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Comes as: "Millstream 25th Anniversary Dopplebock". Pours a cloudy brown with hardly any head (probably due to a loose cap, the bottle had leaked during shipping). Lovely aroma of pumpernickel and nuts. Solid body with a great malt base, pumpernickel, nuts and molasses. Carbonation is low. Hardly any bitterness. 290911

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
22 fl oz bottle as 25th Anniversary Dopplebock. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is toasted malty, breadish and light caramelish. Sweet, breadish, caramelish and roasted breadish. Dark malty and roasted into a medium dry and caramelish malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1046) - Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2010 25th anniversery bottle.Pours a almost plum like color,little carbonation,small amount of head.Mild aroma of caramel malt sweetness.Was getting alcohol at first,but is smooth ,sweet drinkable,just a bit of citrus bitter finish.Some chocolate,barely some roast,some english grain or yeast.But basically caramel sweetness with a mild dry finish.I would have liked it more carbonated but still a decent beer on a rarish occasion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Pours a lightly hazy dark brown with a tiny, soapy tan head. Aroma is big on caramel, woody notes, roasted nuts, a little spice and dark fruits. Flavor is lightly roasty and toasted up front, lots of caramel, dark fruit, molasses, light hints of nuts and herbal hops. Finishes with toasted wood and black tea. Palate is medium bodied, creamy and a little syrupy throughout, with almost no carbonation. Pours a clear, dark brown with an almost non-existent soapy head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, light chocolate, sweet, toasted maple, dark caramel and molasses. Flavor is sweet malt, chocolate, light toasted nuts, syrupy chocolate and molasses snaps, ethanol, earth and (maple) woody notes and an earthy, medicinally bitter finish that seems to linger forever. Palate is pretty heavy in body, syrupy on entry, slick on the finish and almost completely lacking in carbonation, feels like a stale rum and coke. This sounds good on paper (other than the flatness), but the execution leaves something to be desired, pretty boozy as it warms. This sounds pretty weird, but it sort of works for the flavor profile of the beer. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, it could definitely use a little more carbonation, but it is quite tasty as is, very nice, mellow sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
5/20/11. Bomber thanks to Tim and Rachel. Malty caramel aroma with a hint of oxidation that is borderline barleywine like. Big caramel malty flavor that again reminds me of a barleywine. Nice!


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