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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a dopplebock high-gravity lager. This one is big, black and sweet. It’s malty character is derived from two caramel malts along with Munich malt to create the smoothest high-gravity beer this side of the pond.

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3.4
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear dark brown beer. Nicely balanced toffeeish malt with just a hint of hops. Smooth silky finish.

3.5
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Black color, small brown head. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate and licorice. Malty flavor, some fruits, some licorice and cocoa.

3.3
bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Very dark brown color with garnet notes. Multi-finger beige head. Nice aromas of spicy hop and dark fruit. Medium body with very vigorous carbonation. Tastes of brown sugar, burnt caramel, and some low level spice. Makes the mouth tingle. Finishes brown sweet, but not sickly so, the burnt malt bittering a mediation. Still think there is spice, but can’t pin that down. It is a very tasty lager.

3.4
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap at my house poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head and light lacing. Aromas of burnt carmel, raisin, plum and molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, molasses, raisin and light plum with a smooth lingering bittersweet fruity finish.

3.2
djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head. The aroma is roast and caramel. Thin mouth spice, roasted malt, light bitter finish, good.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14483) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown hue with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet toasted malt flavor with a light bitter alcohol tone finish of average duration.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks artusory) Clear brown-red body, small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, brown sugar, plum. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, plum. Soft medium-full body.

3.4
Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
A deep dark brown bock with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with molasses, dark plums, light cherry acidity, very nice. In mouth, a smooth grassy and acidic bock with ground cherries, light peaty dak malt, light lactic acids, nice. Bottle about 3 years old.

2.9
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle shared by manic. Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin tan head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of nuts, toffee and caramel. The taste is nuts, caramel, raisin and a metallic finish. Medium bodied. Not terribly good.

3.1
BeerandBlues2 (13321) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
GABF 2008. Pours dark brown with a large, creamy, light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough, meat) with notes of dates and apple. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.


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