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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle @ Tre Små Rum, Gothenburg. Clear very dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260713

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Dark reddish brown color with beige. Aroma is fruity, raisins, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is medium dry, roasted malt, fruity hops, caramel, bready and some liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (799) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2013
good aroma that smells of coffee and chocolate. The head is medium bodied, but doesn’t cling well. The color is a dark brown with tinges of red. It has a very pleasant nutty, chocolate, coffee combination which is only slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3980) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/3/2012. Pours fairly clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass; with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, raisin, prune, toast, toffee, chocolate, molasses, floral, dark bread, light roast, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt notes with yeast fruitiness; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, dark bread, raisin, prune, toffee, molasses, chocolate, roast, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, molasses, dark bread, raisin, prune, roast, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark and roasted malt flavors with a light-moderate fruitiness; with nice robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good doppelbock! Nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Very black in color with a slightly smokey and yet subtly sweet taste to it. A beer I would definitely have again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Lots of chocolate and malty flavors on this one! Good flavor, nice, tasty beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with an off white head that is very frothy and dissipates to a thin film that laces nicely down the glass. Aroma mostly of sweet dark chocolate and some underlying earthy hops. Has an big chocolate taste that is overly sweet. Not very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is thick with moderate carbonation. The flavor does not follow through with the great setup from the appearance and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Rob! Low nut and toasted cocoa aroma. Frothy and fresh. Heavy on the melanoidin dark, toasted malts. A little glassy and crystalline and not quite as smooth, silky, and creamy as I would hope for the style, but still decent and clean with quality lagering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
7.0 abv dark brew with bit of cocoa and rum makes piney hop character seem like licorice in the foam. mellow and a bit of fruit in banana not overdone. some roasty caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (5445) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle: (labelled as 7.0%) Pours deep cola brown with a full, medium tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast. Taste is melted chocolate, cream. Slightly oily and ashy bitter finish. Excellent flavour.

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