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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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If you’re going to sin, sin big. With 8% alc/vol and a creamy richness, this brew has developed a serious cult following. Imagine that – a cult following in Utah?!
Food Pairings: Front of cow, back of cow, rattlesnake.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottled, thanks to Eric! Poured clear iced tea brown with a short-lived cap of white head. The aroma was toasty with caramel and brown sugar at the forefront.. touch of beet sugar and alcohol warmth on the back. The flavor opened with sour darker fruit skins that came out of nowhere.. aged, dry caramel carried the middle and really dried out the palate.. grainy brown sugar and leafy bitterness found the edges.. finished short, but warm and spicy, leaving peppery alcohol on the lips. Medium-bodied and fleeting on the palate. very dry.. some nice components in there, but it struck me as powerfully average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Draft. Ruby-mahogany beer with a dark cream head. Rich malt and light dark fruit aroma. Rich malt and caramel flavor with toffee and light dark fruit. Medium bodied. Caramel/toffee lingers with dark fruit and light mineral notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2008
12oz bottle pours a stunning clear amber with thin tan head. The aroma is big and nutty with some roasty to biscuit malts joining in for good measure. The taste is much the same with a nutty almond – filbert – hazel nut nuttiness that is rich and goes deep into the experience. Behind that I get medium roasted malts and some biscuit. I find that the malty nutty sweetness builds up beyond a level I find comfortable with. Just becomes overly too sweet for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle curtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours copper with thin head. Taste is malty with caramel and toffee. The 8% abv is noticable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours mahogany with a white head. Smells of spice, caramel, some nutty hints. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, lots of sweet touches. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
12oz bottle, from my wonderful family during a recent road-trip of theirs. Wonderful, clear red/amber color, with some fine floating sediment visible. Very minimal head, yet it leaves a few dots of lacing. Creamy, caramel, mild licorice, dark fruit, some chocolate, alcohol notes. Classic doppelbock aroma, a style I appreciate so much that it is probably in my top 3 (alongside the Black IPA and IIPA, perhaps). Palate has a bit of an acidic texture to it, and the carbonation seems a tiny bit too harsh, but the aftertaste is sublime. I like these brews. It’s difficult to disappoint me with a doppelbock, this brew is no exception. A satisfactory execution of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, a little dark, moderate sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Sweet bready nose, a little fruity in the raisin/date sense.   Molasses, raisins, a little ginger and general breadiness on the tongue.   As it warms, the spiciness comes out a bit more on the nose.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This one has a lot of the flavor, without the huge hefty breadiness that sometimes detracts.   Slight graininess shows up on the backside, but its not too strong.   Overall nice sweetness, bready but not overly done, with some dark pitted fruit notes.   This one was rather nice!   Minor Gingerbread notes sealed it.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6196) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, molasses), with a note of brown sugar. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Well, obviously zero effort went into this...it just smells like sugar water, like Coke more or less. Syrupy sweet in the mouth, again like soda (with alcohol added). Might as well be put in the American Dark category, ’cause it’s a long, long way from an actual German Doppelbock.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Draught @ Freakin’ Frog, Las Vegas.
Pours hazy color with medium head. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, caramel, sugar and yeast. Flavour of harsh bitter malts, dark ripe fruits and dark berries. Malty bitter palate.
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a smaller white head. Nose is caramel malt. Moderate palate. Kind of a malt bomb on the taste - caramel and earthy tones. Not bad.


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