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Brewed by Pivovar Náchod (LIF)
Style: Doppelbock
Náchod, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Beer with distinct and sweet taste of malt aroma gradating into smooth bitterness.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humalahop (17) - - NOV 7, 2012
Nice dark brown color, minimum head, seet caramel aroma, wery wery sweet taste with a lot alcohol, hint of raisins and plums. Not bad beer but too sweet, sickly for me.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (2463) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2015
.5L bottle served in a snifter. Looks as expected: clear, dark red-brown with a decent light tan head. Some spotty lacing. Sweet, boozy and malty aroma. Flavor: too sweet, even in the finish. Feel: medium+ body; sticky and syrupy, with medium-light carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mariuszek (186) - Gdynia, POLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Ruby color, perfect head. And the good things end with the appearance. Aroma is mix of roasty malt and caramel, plus awful smell of boiled rotten potatoes. Disgusting. Taste is Very sweet. Some alcohol at finish. Nice texture- like syrup, thick, but it IS syrup sweet. Dissapointment.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cenzura (183) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Aroma: sweet malts, caramel. Taste: caramel, chocolate, dark fruits. Small head, great lacing and medium carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 10PLN at Progresja music zone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingvit (329) - - JAN 5, 2015
Aroma: dry fruit, roasted nuts, chocolate; Appearance: dark brown, minimal head; Taste: intense sweetness, medium sourness, slight bitterness; Palate: abrupt finish, slick texture, full body, soft carbonation Fruity Doppelbock with nut notes overshadowed by fruits and alcoholic bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
g_georgiou (325) - CYPRUS - JAN 3, 2015
Dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruit. Taste is sweet. Strong alcohol.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (281) - orange, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours a dark clear very beautiful amber color with a thick creamy nice of white head with amazing lacing. Aroma is fresh pruns And some figs and dark fruits and red candy licorice and a hint of alcohol. Taste follows the aroma with some hints of oak bourbon barrels and chocolate cherries and a touch of charred malts and smokyness extremely smooth and a bit creamy and complex. This is a very delicious brew. On the sweeter side but very nice. Reminds me of a complex bourbon barrel aged stout with a lot of complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2645) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2014
From the bottle; beer #1 in a doppelbock blind tasting.

Maybe the darkest beer in the lineup. An overly strong prune malt aroma and flavor. Alcohol definitely present, the strongest alcohol character of the lineup. It had the rye/spicy/licorice/cardamom that was more present in the Celebrator but nonexistent elsewhere. Its not refined and it has a strong European "bang for your buck" feel. However, it has way more character than a lot of the boring doppelmalts and in an Eastern European pinch this would work very well. I would actually wonder how this ages (ah, blasphemy). My #2 beer of the tasting, which in came in 4th out of 5.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (2034) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
From the bottle; beer #1 in a doppelbock blind tasting.

Cola colored pour. Alcohol forward on the aroma with some rotten fruit. Extremely sweet, candi sugar, sickly even, again very fruity. I find myself wondering, with some degree of concern, whether doppelbocks were always this sweet and I just hadn’t cared in the past. Fortunately, that turns out not to be the case. This turns out to be the worst of the bunch.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, a touch of wood and subtle dried dark fruits. Flavour is quite sweet, with cloyingly sweet candied sugar and woody dark fruits. Too sweet for my palate, but drinkable in small amounts. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1031) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 1, 2014
BOTTLE 50 CL (which is huge for this beer). Big burnt sugar/caramel sweetness with hints of sweet chocolate and luscious alcohol (less in aroma, more in taste). The aroma also has some avocado or fresh cut pumpkin freshness. Light bitterness, along with the alcohol spice, balance some of the sweetness out. Simple, but intense.


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