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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Okay, it was going to be a Maibock, but you know how mischievous goats can be...anyway we ended up with this delight. What to do but add a crack of black pepper? Around here we call it Goatzilla, but don't let that fool you, it's mellow as a kitten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
Bomber bottle and served in my La Chouffe glassware: Pours a beautiful coppery hue topped by a fading white head and some lace. The aroma has notes of bready and caramel malting, hint of cobweb yeast esters, a note of apple, and pepper.

The taste starts sweet but not over-the-top. A nice dose of fruit and some bitters shows up as well before leading to a sublime spicy finish. Well put together for the style. The feel is lush and medium to full bodied with just a nip of alcohol to cleanse the palate.

Better than average doppel, I really enjoyed it. Nicely done Two Brothers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
Bottle. Poured a small ivory head that mostly diminished, minimal lacing and carbonation, transparent, and an orange hue. Nose was sweet malt with some spicy notes. Flavor was sweet malt, some caramel and light hops. Smooth palate. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2006
Red orange with a small head on top. Peppery start, then yeasty with a nice fruity finish. Mellow as a kitten - well it is mellow- round and very well balanced!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2006
Sweet syrup nose, pale copper color, fizzy head. Sweet honey malt, some berry, spicy end. (Didn’t really get the peppercorns, but there was a little spicy-ness). Medium body, great balance. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2006
(22 oz. bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julio’s Liquors) This pours a burnt orange with a thin off-white head. Pleasant aroma of black pepper. Scant lacing. Mouthfeel smooth, a bit syrupy. This one is not your typical doppelbock. Has a moderate amount of malt sweetness but flavor is mostly the black pepper particularly in finish. The pepper does not overpower at all however. Peppery aftertaste. This was actually quite enjoyable if not really to style. Not much complexity at all but real easy to drink with a nice ABV kick. Would go well with a good steak or burger I’d venture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2006
22 oz bottle, about a month old: rich red amber, billowy (large bubbled) taupe head diminishes into nothing. Smooth, cake aroma with strong pepper tones and deep peaty malts and aromatic apple flesh and cinnamon. A beautiful semblance of malty flavours develop throughout this beer. Almonds and wheaty grains offer depth, while mild hops and bubble gum tingle the tongue. Sticky finish that is surprisingly absent of cloying sweetness, very nice. An interesting twist on a tasty style, nice job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 18, 2006
Light peppery and malty aroma are noted. The color is a golden brown with a decent but short lasting white head. There is a caramel sweetness that is balanced with a peppery background. While the peppercorn is noticible it does not overpower but, rather lends a slight subtlety.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2006
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet caramel nose. Starts sweet, smooth, malty, some caramel finish is mellow. What is a blonde doppelbock anyway?? $6.20 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2006
Pours medium amber with no head. Aroma is wheat, hops and a tinge of cinnamon. Light malty flavor, light bodied and an odd aftertaste. eh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2006
Thanks Kevin. The beer pours to a glowing orangish body with a thin white head. The aroma is bready and lightly peppery. The flavor is bready, lightly spicy, caramel. Unfortunately, pretty basic. Plain body. Drying.

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