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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The Duck-Rabbitor Dopplebock is a powerfully malty German-style lager. The malty / grainy flavors so dominate this beer, itís like a whole loaf of bread in every glass! Is it a beverage or is it a meal? Itís both.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a huge frothy off-white head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of roasted dark bread malts, a sweet leathery yeast with hints of coffee, chocolate, toffee, raisons and a mild alcohol scent. It tasted lightly sweet with a mild coffee overtone at first and ended with a chocolate-coffee flavor with notes of raisons and had a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium in body and kind of watery in texture and had a flat carbonation.Overall a tasty brew but not too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3867) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle from Craft and Draft Columbia. Pours out like a coke. Sweet malt and molasses aroma with some booziness. More malt and molasses in the flavor. Pretty tasty and easy drinking for almost 9 ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1717) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a dark horehound candy brown with hardly any head. Caramelized brown sugar and caramel on the nose. Caramel forward, but finishes with faint anise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2131) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Cola appearance with a sweet pumpernickel nose. Taste is the same, with roast and caramel. Not cloying, but pleasantly sweet. Thanks, dad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1358) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2016
See-through dark brown pour, no head to speak of. Smells of raisins, plums, malt, chocolate, molasses and tree bark. Medium-full body that lingers and dark malt/bread finishing boozy. Tasty and easy to drink but a touch on the sweet side.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1701) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 9A Doppelbock

AROMA: Very strong maltiness. Slight caramel; some milk chocolate. Strong presence of dark fruit and baked bread. faint alcohol. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Brown/ruby red. A tidbit hazy though CO2 is visible. Moderate tan foam fizzles away quickly. 2/3

FLAVOR: Huge malty sweetness (but not cloying) with delectable dark fruit flavors throughout. Some confectionery flavors of caramel and milk chocolate can be found in the background. Mild spicy hop bitterness is perceived on the finish as is alcohol. Clean lager character. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied with a thick, soft texture (but never syrupy). Alcohol warmth is pleasant and gentle. Remarkably clean aftertaste. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably the best American doppelbock Iíve ever had. To-spec in nearly every way. Delicious and fun to drink. 10/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, light off-white head that dissipates quickly. Sweet aroma of raisins and molasses, kind of slight. Flavor has the same sweetness with some solid prune notes, some dates, a pinch of molasses and brown sugar, slight booziness in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Solid and dependable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6263) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Toffee aroma. Flavors of toffee and caramel. Sweet, effervescent finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 Bottle. Moderate roasted, caramel and cereal for the malt, faint grass for the hops, light to moderate broth and dough for the yeast, with wood, smoke, brown sugar and bourbon in the background. Head is average size, frothy, beige with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is deep dark burgundy. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, a little syrupy with a soft to lively carbonation and a sticky finish.16 This Doppelbock has everything true the style, nice meaty and sweet tastes and aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (4034) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pour is a thick, murky syurpy brown with no head at all. Aroma is a nice brown sugar covered plum with some raison and treacle. Flavor is a nice pumpernickel black bread, dark fruit and toffee. Like a liquid tootsie roll. Very rich and nuanced with multiple flavors playing over each other. I have not checked my ratings but this has to be the best dopplebock Iíve ever had. So rich with dark fruit and brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Plum wine, caramel cake batter aroma - sweet, vinous, vanilla, nice. Standard longneck, swamp water ruby-brown beer. Fruity - plums, raisins, dates. A little metal, vanilla wash. Body goes a little wobbly and watery in the middle. Quite good. New Leaf Market.

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