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A full-bodied German style dark lager with a rich creamy flavor, roasted nut tones and an easy finish with notes of coffee and chocolate. Silver Medal - 2003 World Beer Championships

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Pours a dark ruby brown with a very thin head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is predominately hoppy with a little malt. Easy-drinking brew, thin, and simple, though not bad at all (just not what I expect from a Dopplebock). Mild coffee flavor with floral hops. $$

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Pours a dark brown, small off white head, no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, malty. Flavor is smilar, really not bad at all. Flavor is somewhat rounded and full, good palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rajendra82 (965) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
A Dopplebock brewed in sub 6% South Carolina seems like a very novel concept to me, and when I saw this new arrival on the shelves in Georgia, I had to snag a six pack to see how close they could get. The beer poured out dark brown, bordering on black, and had a really small head and very little carbonation. The lacing was sparse and thin. The smell was not malty and floral like a Dopplebock, but more like a chocolaty roasty Porter, or a Belgian Dubbel. The taste again confirmed the lack of malt in this beer. Roasty, chocolaty, grainy, soured, and a little burnt in the taste profile, this was more or less like a Schwartzbier to me. The flavors were not bad, but were just no match for the real thing. There was no explosion of fruity notes and grassy hop bitterness here at all. All I could detect was a steady and simple mix of the more basic flavors. The thin body and the lack of strength made this a drinkable beer. Judged on its own merit, it is not half bad. But slapping a label proclaiming the contents to be a well known style does not make it so. And just for that atrocity, a few points were shaved off the rating.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Despite the mediocre rating I enjoyed drinking this beer. Looks and smells like a typical doppelbock, but falls short of the full body I expect from this style. South Carolina is one of the few states with an ABV limit at 6%. I would classify this as a dark lager rather than a doppelbock. Not as rich and delicious as some beers in the style, but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Dark, nearly opaque chestnut color and very little head. Aroma of baker’s chocolate, prune and currants, blackerry/cherry, toasted almonds, turkish coffee, and a sour tang of fermented grapeskins. Flavors of molasses, stewed fruits, toasted oats. I’d be very surprised if it isn’t decoction mashed. Balanced acidity. Becomes sweeter and fruiter with warming. Smooth, with a chewy fullness. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and berry aftertaste. The last sip is much better than the first.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hangover (1077) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2005
Dark pour with a somewhat lasting tan head. Smoky malt aroma. More malt in the taste. Somewhat thin. Some dried fruit in there. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 15, 2005
Poured a dark brown with a small tan head. Lacing was there but for a short while since the head disappeared too quickly. First aromas were maple syrup and bacon. This became figs and caramel. Slight fruit, some smoke, and some caramel. Light body and semi-dry. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2005
draft. orange-amber, nice head, lasted well. sweet round rum cake like malt. I found this to be a very nice beer, it would be nice to have a little more alcohol in the beer to make it more true to style. I liked it though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Flavor is malty and has a bit of sweetness in the flavor. Finish is smooth and an over all good brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville. Mahogany black in color. Tastes like a marzen. Good malt palate, but needs to be stronger to achieve the named style.

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