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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (750) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2008
Bottled, TNX to DH8VV! Color is warm doppelbock brown with thick creamy head. Nose has dried plums, figs and caramel. Aroma has also plums and figs. Very softly sweet, full body, Malts give some bitterness. could use somewhat stronger bitter finish. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2008
A nice, full-bodied beer. Good head. The only detracting thing is the somewhat metallic aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3597) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottled: Sweet malty aroma, fruity acid notes. Foamy, brownish head. Deep dark brown color. Sweet malty flavor, sticky texture. Molasse and fruity notes of plums. Some alcohol. Hints of chocolate and cacao in the end. Light bitter finish. Tasty, complex bock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14715) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Beautiful ruby colour with thick beige head. Good syrupy malty aroma. I liked this, ok not enormously complex, but I like the up front straight forwardness of the syrupy malts, it looks fantastic. Yes it has some lager yeast/malt flavour, but as the bottle goes down, it’s great. Very drinkable. Some syrupy sweet malt on swallow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle, 7.4%. Very sweet aroma, brown sugar and dark malts. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Small bubbly head. The flavour is quite malty, slightly roasted and creamy. Good, but slightly watery compared to the really good Doppelbocks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9163) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle (brewed at Tucher, Norimberk): Ruby-amber coloured, mid-sized off-white head, quite stable; fruity (almonds and cherries) and caramelly nose with a tinge of alcohol; moderate to strong sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; solid fruity-dark-malty finish with a touch of hoppiness in the aftertaste. Good Doppelbock, not too sweet.........

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2008
Bottled at Monks Café, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby-brown colour with a small tan-coloured foam. Malty and deep aroma of chocolate cake, almonds and fudge. Full-bodied with a big malty sweet flavour of nuts, fruitcake, chocolate sauce, black currant and grass. Long warming finish of grass, nuts, crackers, toasted malts and chocolate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2007
bottled. deep shade of browny purple, strong cocoa powder aroma, quite rich with hints of stonefruits, some roast character and a lightly bitter finish. tasty stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6782) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2007
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, firm pale brown head. Malty nose with dark fruit, raisins, prunes, figs and roasted, grainy hints. Malty taste with dark fruit, prunes, cocoa, coffee and slight hints of chocolate. Nice malt foundation, fairly dry. Balanced bitterness in the finish. Great balance, smooth body and very seductive. Lovely stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2674) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
[bottle] Nice aroma of rich malt, complimented with fruity hops and perhaps a touch of sherry. Clear, very dark garnet with a ring of off-white foam. The flavour is all that the aroma indicated: potent and a bit spicy malt with a healthy dose of German hops. Bitterness is gentle, yet sufficient to balance the residual sweetness. A bit of ethanol apparent. Dried fruits as well as some nuttiness. Medium to full body and warming. The sweetness is not cloying at all in this beer.


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