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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Sled Dog is a very malty, full-bodied lager brewed with lots of Munich, dark caramel and chocolate malts, and Northern Brewer and Tettnang hops. The flavors start out with caramel and chocolate and finish with just a touch of hops. Available September-April


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4093) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Found some old rating notes from TapNY 2013 that somehow never got entered. (I’m keeping this a little shorter than my normal rating style to help catch-up my backlog a little faster.)
An amber colored beer with a strong malty flavor, toffee, toast, and some dark fruit. Solid stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a brown caramel color with a sweet aroma. The caramel is distinct in the taste, almost too powerful. It overpowers the malt and chocolate from this beer. This beer is good as a dessert beer due to its sweetness. I couldn’t drink this everyday but it has some complex flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours dark amber with ok head and lacing. A little coffee on nose with some of that characteristic doppelbock aroma of sweetened, toffee-like malt. Palate is pretty light here though, and aftertaste only leave a little bitterness and sweetness. Needs more of almost everything. Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. The label has no freshness date or abv%. Appearance: Looking into the glass I am presented with a deep garnet red brew with good clarity and a tall off white to light tan head. This head slowly fades out leaving some spotty lacing at the top of the glass. Smell: There is a big rich malty character coming out of the glass. In it I get candy sweet notes like a grape sucker or grape soda. This is backed up with a big bready sweet maltiness Taste/Palate: The big malty sweetness from the aroma hits the tongue with candy like grape notes inside of a somewhat modest medium to full bodied bready sweetness. In the back ground there are some very subdued hop notes that offer a touch of herbal leafy spice with almost no bitterness. The palate is very smooth and lightly carbonated. Its sweetness sticks on the palate a bit but not in a heavy or to cloying a way. Notes: It’s not the most complex Doppelbock but there is something about its basic character that I like and find enjoyable to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2013
This beer is flavorful enough, although the nose is weak. It’s very malty with bitter edges. The body is actually rather full with lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6769) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Malt, toast, sweet plums. Malty sweet, caramel and more plum, toast. Long sweetness into the finish, malty, toffee, plum and toast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6211) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle, dark fig colored pour. Aromas of dark fruits, raisins, light cloviness. Sweet flavored, raisins, toffee richness. Nice full mouthfeel. Decent dopplebock

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
WanderinCelt87 (187) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
I love dopple bocks. This is one my favorites. Its got a nice sweetness and malt presence. Cant wait to try it in bottle

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Orange with small off white head. Aroma dark sugars, caramel, bread. Medium body with a bit of alcohol. Flavor is sweet mostly with dark bread, dates, caramel. Not bad but wanted to enjoy it more than I did.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Danish style tick. Aromas of toffee, malt. Taste is very malt forward, with little to no hop presence. Thick mouthfeel. Average.


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