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RATINGS: 884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Dark ruby color, strong malt and caramel character; very smooth, full-bodied, low/medium bitterness.


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokephibroke (289) - Mead, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Not cloyingly sweet like a lot of its ilk. However, not going to buy this again,


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1210) - Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Dark ruby with decent khaki head. Full body. Alcohol is there and starts to get in the way. Fairly Thick bready malty. Caramel. Dark fruit. Something a little strange, or off putting or something I didn’t quite like that I couldn’t put my finger on. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
At GABF 2013. Pours bronze creamy head. Aroma is syrupy munich maltiness. Taste is sweet caramel, sweet interesting yeast note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2289) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head, aroma is a nice amount of sweetness and a good amount of caramel and dark sugar, the flavor has a dark caramel and sweet front end with a bitter finish, still balanced, not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
at tasting, what stood out was the malty characters, toffee among other things. Decent.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AbbeyRoade (303) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Ek! This would be SO MUCH BETTER if I didn’t taste only alcohol with every sip! Any delightful hint of malt is overrun entirely by the booziness of this brew. Huge letdown. Hardly drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a mostly transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel that’s medium-bodied. A little hot, but alright.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Clear dark red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Couple dots and bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Dark fruit, caramel malt. Light bit of smoke. Some savory. Moderate sweet taste. Moderate bitter, too. Light spiciness. Decent american doppelbock. Good, thicker texture to it, which I enjoy... A nice, more full body. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Sugary sweet malt dominates the aroma very slight fruit great finish no hops detected. Off-white to tan frothy long lasting head cloudy dark amber in color. Heavy malt presents with some old fruit sweetness. Alcohol content is noticeable as expected but not too overpowering. Mouth feel is medium bodied with slight carbonation and alcoholic warmth. Overall nice dominant malt flavor alcohol content comes through just a bit too much. Good smooth malt and sweetness to style mouth feel could be a bit fuller.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gopherfan99 (426) - CROATIA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle, pours dark amber with a beige head, tastes of malt, dark fruits, and hint of cinnamon, okay doppelbock

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mjmoen (62) - - APR 19, 2014
Dark ruby-brown. Very thick and heavy. Light bitterness. I don’t like the taste.


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