Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Doppelbock
Apecchio (PU), Italy


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
As they say in Rome "Tizio, birra me."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3441) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle from trader joes; poured a dark caramel color with a big off white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and touch of vanilla; lots of malt. Flavor wasn’t as bad as expected; tasted a bit muted but drinkable. Sweet with a bit of overly ripe fruit. Not great by any means, but ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2012
500ml corked bottle, Trader Joes action. Amber-tan, thin steady creaky off-white head. Sweet, nutty caramel aroma, cheap and unpleasant. Completely unspectacular, this tastes like a cheap Eastern European beer. Sweet malt tones, underlying pungent yeast tones, but pretty subdued. I feel like a jerk for paying 5 bucks for this Italian fraud.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2012
500ml bottle from Trader Joe’s: this one pours a slightly cloudy amber color. There was a wisp of a white head that didn’t leave any lacing. Aroma is mainly caramel malt, a little grassiness, and something else I can’t quite put my finger on. Taste is OK, but not great. Caramel, a little alcohol, touch astringent. Not much sweetness. Just rates an OK, don’t know if I’ll be back for another one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbuzz (778) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
bottle from trader joe.s never really have a beer like this before.. malty and hop filled. pretty light color for anything double much less dark, very thin head. not bad some thing different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3580) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
500ml bottle 4/11/12 (Trader Joe’s Naperville)-38° in Mug-Pours a copperish brown with a one finger off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with a bit more sweetness. This medium bodied brew was not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (4479) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2012
Trader Joe’s, DC 500ml ($3.50): Pours a not very dark colour at all with a crappy looking head. Aroma is malty. Taste is bland, but in honesty, this was better than I expected that it would be. Fortunately, this was not too sweet. Pretty mellow. But, bland and contrived. The bottle might be the most positive thing about this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
Very clear dark copper. Good head. Very nutty and caramel malt. Some slight dark dried fruit. Carbonation is big bubbled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4602) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2012
500ml bottle - $3.99 at Trader Joe’s in Roswell, Georgia. B.B.E. 05/15/13.

Appearance: Pours out an amber-hued body featuring good clarity, crowned with an inch of off-white foam.

Smell: Bready, scantly grainy-scented malts wrapped in a noted note of gum with lighter hints of ripe fruits and a whiff of booze. The aroma is not exactly repellent, but it isn’t inviting, that’s for damn sure.

Taste: Toasted grains and bread glazed with lightly nutty caramel and a couple drop of Amaretto. Moderately sweet. Ripe plums and apple juice, then, a small pinch of resin and peppery alcohol. Drying at the very end with a final accent of cheap fruity-flavored gum, just like in the Apecchio.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I didn’t dig the Apecchio and I’m not digging the DDMA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Landmonger (155) - USA - MAR 26, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a Tulip glass. The appearance is dark reddish brown no head to speak of. Aroma is at best mild with a hint of malt nothing else comes to mind. Mild carbonation, beer seems for lack of a better word "thin" and inconsequential no creaminess and doesn’t seem to be a double dark...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours a dark copper color, clear. Not much aroma but you can get some malt. Don’t see much carbonation, no head. Malty taste that is good, finish is just OK. Mouthfeel is so-so. Cool bottle but that’s about it.

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