RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This malty, sweet, dark amber colored German-style bock beer is brewed with imported malt and hops. Its uncommon smoothness and impeccable taste make it the perfect companion for a cold night.

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Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle with Butters and sixfootsix at the 3rd Cellar Reduction. Pours a light tan head with a clear amber body with ruby tone. Smells of caramel and light toast. Flavor is the same but a little toastier. Good balance.

Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Pours dark amber brown with a big tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel and roasted malt. Taste is sweet, slightly syrupy, with a hint of sourness. Not bad.

timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2009
A dark amber pour with a solid white head. The head actually did not stick around too long for me. Smells of some malt but more of some red fruits and apple. Quite carbonated and lively with medium body to it. Tastes upfront similar to the nose, but there is a bit of sourness as others have noticed. I was worried at first, but this did not seem to linger. Not as sweet as it could have been, some smokey tones present through the finish. Could have had more hop presence. Descent drinkability to this. All in all, not bad.

jb (3270) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Nice looking, dark brown with ruby highlights, and decent lacing. Fruity aroma, somewhat malty. Palate was bubbly, woodsy, sticky, sugary, sour, dark fruit, cherries. Interesting, underrated.

FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-mahogany color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma was malty caramel. The flavor was sweet and very malt with notes of caramel, vanilla, roastiness and light fruity hops. The finish was long, sweet and malty. The texture was thick, creamy and smooth. Excellent.

Strykzone (7424) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Pours a cherry wood with plenty of red. Small tan head that becomes small thin blotchy circles. A nice malty aroma. Flavor is bitter rye dominated. Burnt dark chocolate, dark fruit and sugar are noted. Thin feel is also powdery. Not a good dopplebock.

thegreenrooster (4448) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is a decent helping of dark fruit with some sugar and sourness. Flavor is a bit of dark fruit with some roasted malt but its just to damn watery. A dopple should be a bit more complex than this but this brewer never fails to disapoint.

jcwattsrugger (12444) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a tan head and dark red color. Aroma is mild medium malt, peat/chalky, sour. Taste is medium malt-cocoa powder, peat/chalky, sour. Minimum carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out. 2.5 part way in. Deteriorates from there to 1.9

Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
This poured a nice reddish bronw color with an off white head. Aroma was of thick malts and dark fruits. Flavor was acutally a bit interesting, sticky sweet and malty and roasted with hitns of some sort of dark fruits I could not pick out. A bit better than I was expecting and hid the alcohol fairly well.

blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours cranberry brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma, a bit nutty, with brown sugar and toast. The flavor has sweet and toasty malt with some strange fruity notes. Might have been a bit infected. Still drinkable though.

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