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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
The Doppel Bock style of beer ranges from the round to the profound to the enveloping. In describing Bock beer, the term "single" Bock is never used. Just Bock. Nor is a Double Bock twice as strong. "Double" Bock is a very unGerman exaggeration. "Super Bock" might be a bit more accurate. Clearly, when this style was first developed, the idea was to exceed what had previously been the strongest type of beer.
This was finally achieved by the monks of St. Francis of Paula, who probably first made beer as "liquid bread" to be consumed at the time of Lent.
Ingredients: Pale 2 Row, Munich, Caramel, Cara Pilsner and Black malts, domestic Mt. Hood, Cascade and Centennial hops.
Available January through March.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Medium brown color with some orange, small head. Earthy, malty nose, semi-sweet, thin, with a dry, grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Poured a dark and clear brown. The head is thin from the start. The aroma is old cherries, ashtray and a little caramel. The taste has oak with some molasses. There is also a little bit of dry apple. The rather thin body helps this to stay refreshing. This could use a little more character, but isn’t bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Super big fluffy head. Deep, blazing and hazy orange color. Smells lively and sweet with protruding caramel malts with a musky overtone. Some discernable traces of alcohol as well. Taste is deep and full-bodied, as doppelbocks should be. Metallic tinge to the taste - like quickly licking a flagpole. This tin-laden tinge eventually disappears in the last 1/3rd of the beer - not sure if I had gotten used to it or what, but that’s why I gave this a low rating in the "palate" category. A backend overtone that tastes somewhat like golden raisins. Other taste impressions: nutty and warming. As the drink goes down the pipes, you can really feel the warming alcohol presence recede into the chest - could be some serious competition for the defibrillator market. Aftertaste has a lasting, fiery spiciness. Overall, a good rendition of the doppelbock, principally because of the nice marriage of malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Plum color pour with no head, sweet taste and smell of fruits such as prunes or dates. The alcohol is present in the flavor and enters fill your nose on finish. Not my favorite style but very complex in flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
seanmn (10) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Im quite fond of most of shells brews, but this one is probably the worst beer to ever touch my mouth....absoutly horrible flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
flute / similar aroma to schell’s caramel bock, but this is much more acceptable; more sweetness, caramel, and much less gym. opposed to the caramel bock, the body color is the same, but there are no bubbles. also, the head is not loud, rather, it is a quiet froth instead of only being slightly fizzy yet quite airy. ahhh... it tastes better than the caramel bock. the aftertaste is the same as the start, and all else. sweet, caramel, but subtle... what’s even more subtle is a touch of fruitiness in this brew. this is not bad at all! this is a Celebrator in its beta stage. not bad at all! i’d like to rate again with another sample so i can really dig my nose into this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
Clear chestnut brown. Finger of beige foam. Aroma of caramel, cookie dough, licorice, & fruit. Medium, syrupy feel. Moderately complex flavour of caramel, toffee, cookie dough, fruit (cherry?). Dry finish w/ an underlying hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Sweet malt, and caramel in the aroma, auburn, good sized tan head. Flavours of caramel, treacle and toffee. Very well balanced. Quite nice! Thanks to obisbeer and joey_capps for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 19, 2004
Sweet made in full swing malty aroma, pleasant fruity notes . Deep dark gold , small head . Chewy , medium to big body . Nice mouthfeel well rounded with pleasant hop elements . Fun to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2004
Great beer with an outstanding color and a fine airy head. The color of this beer is dark orange with a brilliant red shine. It has rich aroma’s of butter cakes, malts, rice crispy’s and quality vegetal hops = (green hoppyness). The taste is smooth and has hints of caramel, soft malts,candy sirup and fine dry hops. The afthertaste is dry and ends with a well balanced hoppyness.

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