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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Date: 04/12/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops

Appearance: clear dark red, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with lots of earthy character,
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness is reeled in by a big earthy character, touch of tartness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.4
Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
Dark pruple-ish red, no head. Nice red wine and tobacco aroma, and the flavor definately continues the red wine character. Some leathery notes, some roacky, stoney noates, as well. . As it warms, a suble citrus flavor emerges. Not bad at all. On tap, Flying Saucer, Raleigh.

3.4
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Draught at Flying Saucer in downtown Raleigh. Mahogany color, clear, medium beige head. Aroma is a little thin, but with some caramel. Flavor is sweet, stronger on caramel, but thin on finish. Still, very smooth. Little bit of alcohol in aftertaste.

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Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 30, 2007
On tap at the Durham WBF. Clear amber with a small off white head. Candylike sweet malty nose and flavor, rather one dimensional. OK.

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caniacmaniac (1) - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2006 does not count
I had this beer at the World Beer Fest in Durham, NC on 10/7/06 and it was incredible. The sweetness of it was very different from other Doppelbock that I have had. There was a richness to it, nutty and chocolately with a hint of fruit.

2.9
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Pint @ Harrison Grille. Was told this is 8.5%. Ok nose, sweet. Malty, cardboard, nutty, chocolate, caramel. Clean orangy brown color, no head or lace. Sweet flavor. Roasted malts, Maple, caramel, lite chocolate, molasses. You get the idea. Medium body, smooth creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet sticky finish. Tasty enough, but a little unlively on the mouthfeel. I’m not the biggest dopplebock person. Abv wasn’t that apparent. I liked the maple aspect of it.

2.9
brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Sampled at the 10th annual Brewgrass festival in Ashville. Chestnut – walnut colored. Very clear with a light thin head. Very sweet and malty aroma. Sticky, nutty, sweet. The flavor was not what I was expecting as the guy serving this at the booth did not know what type of lager it was (in fact, no one at that festival was ever able to explain what type of lager anything was…at any booth..irritating). As such I was surprised by the sweetness. In fact, I found the sweetness overpowering and cloying. There is some toasted malt that tries to balance it, but with no success. If there are hops in here they are negligible and add little if anything to the flavor. Mostly a candy sweetness that is overpowering. A sticky, creamy body.

2.2
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Draft... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Very dark, clear crimson ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity aroma with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Very chocolatey, cloying flavor features lots of light molasses and dark raisins. Medium-bodied with mild carbonation. Lengthy, very sweet finish.


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