RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The Frankenbock is a German-style Doppelbock. These smooth lagers are characterized by their intense maltiness and richness. These quaffers have little or no hop flavor/aroma. The malty Frankenbock has a chocolate-like flavor. It starts at 1.080 and finishes at around 1.020 yeilding about 8% alcohol by volume.

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outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie does not mind and likes it more than me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
on tap at Beer Engine 28Sept2012, Seriously the acetone paint thinner note that is in this beer dominates the caramel sweetness, it burns and at 8 percent thats something I wouldnt expect.

StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Nice deep chestnut brown in color with a few tan bubbles here and there for the head. Viscous legs slide down on the walls of the stem glass. Aroma unravels maple, brown sugar, caramel, Milky Ways, sugary pecans and apple juice. Sweet malts come calling first for flavor, trotting along with caramel and toffee. Sugary and roasted qualities seem to hit simultaneously and are trailed with a suggestion of smoke. Mild chocolate, squeezed pears and prune juice manifest on the tail end, residing in pockets in between the teeth and cheeks. Medium bodied and palate feels as it should. Batch might have been boiled a tad too long. Finishes like brazed pecans. Thanks to my Secret Santa (kujo9) for sending me this one from my wish list!

BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle, found for only $3.99 in Dayton, lucky me! Anyway, the beer has a nice reddish brown color with a initial large frothy head which fades into a msall covering and left good lacing on my glassware. The beer comes off with a big caramelized and toffee malt nose with additional prune and apple aroma. A bit of earthy ester and hazelnut as well. The taste starts with a caramel and sugary sweet forefront supported by a nice apple like twang. The finish displays some mocha, mild bitters, and a touch of nutty qualities. The feel is lively and yet a bit oily as well, makes this bier quite quaffable despite it size. Wow, worth the long wait. This is a great brew and a dug it completely. Sure it isn’t quite to style, but then maybe that is why I like it so. Get ya some.

humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Dark black pearl with rich burgandy shallows and a dense, thick and foamy head. The aroma is like grape soda with sweet maple tones. Carbonation is light but crisp enough. Grape notes in the flavor with generic stewed prunes and punch. Hops is light but detectable and survives as an afterthought. Toffee in waves and a general lack of complexity. All in all, not too bad, but need some work.

Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Lovely to look at, and a delightful nose; smoky and sweet caramel, earthy. Head intiially forms nicely. Then dies. That’s OK, fairly normal for bocks. Still and thicker in the glass as it warms. Uh oh, is it going to get excessively sugary? No! But it turns watery and bland. Palate marks are way down as this warms. Still, tasty until the end, and it didn’t get ugly, just nonexistent. Needs more smokiness. Some nice burnt plastic malt action.

Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Deep red-brown body, thin light tan head. Rich aroma of dark caramel, toffee, raisin, prune and a hint of coffee and burnt sugar. Drinks like prune juice, with dense raisin and prune mingling with dark caramels and toffee, also offering the coffee hinted at in the aroma. Rather syrupy body. I’ll repeat one word: dense. One of the best American versions of the doppelbock I’ve sampled.

hotstuff (5208) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Bottle. Poured a very small sized tan head with fine-small sized bubbles that fully diminished. Carbonated, mostly opaque with a reddish-brown hue. Malty, caramel, and chocolate aroma. Malt and caramel flavor with a smooth mouthfeel.

thedm (6278) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
This bottled brew poured a frothy head medium sized brown colored mostly diminishing bubbles. The body was semi-opaque softly carbonated and dark ruby red brown in color. The aroma was malty with a mild hoppiness and brown beer note. Its mouth feel was thick and smooth with a mild finish. The flavor was very interesting with an initial malty raisin flavor that mellowed in the finish.

Darkover (1540) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2004
Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, candylike.(Very similar to charms blowpops.) Flavor is like the aroma with the addition of chocolate. Very good.

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