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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Loaded with a great depth of malt complexity. Huge and rich as can be, yet exhibiting a great smoothness on the palate.

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3.9
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Sent to me by CaptainCougar, Thanks Tom. Very well made Doppelbock. Aroma of carmel, toffee and above all else German hops(Saaz and halertau). Flavor is slight tart and sweet. Creamy mouthfeel .Sweet & lasting finish.

3.5
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2006 Recently purchased at Discount in Milwaukee. Purchased again in Madison a couple weeks ago. Pours with a very dark amber hue. Head dissapates very quickly. Rich nose of toffee, caramel and malts. Taste is roasted malts and caramel. There is still a slightly buttery finish that bugs me. I still like the brewer, but something about this one hits me the wrong way. Too rich.

4.4
biermensch (64) - USA - DEC 12, 2004
Pours a very deep amber, with a decent but short-lived head. Malt is overwhenlming, with molasses and chocolate flavors, and only moderate hops balance. Very sweet, but drinkable, but with the alcohol content, I wouldn’t consider this a sessions beer. Another fine product from Capital in Middleton.

4
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Pours a dark brown, small off whtie head. aroma of nuts, cherries and cream. Flavor is rich and choclately. Reminds me of choclate cake with vanilla frosting. Delicious. Creamy and malty.

4.2
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
From a bottle in a snifter while sitting around with a couple friends...this beer poured a reddish-brown color, without any sort of haze and a very small head. Aroma is rich malt, fruity liquor, and candy and really fills up my nose. Flavor is sweet, burnt caramel with spice, brandy and raisin undertones. It becomes sort of dry and alcoholic in the throat and begs me for another sip. This was a really delicious beer that I could drink all night but also powerful enough that I shouldn’t.

4.2
TChrome (1480) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Beer pours rich looking caramel amber with a fairly retained tan colored head. Aromas are caramel, alcohol, and sweet rich malt. Awesome dppple flavor. This is what I was looking for from Autumnal Fire. Beautiful initial malt sweetness, right in the ballpark with Celebrator. A bit of dryness in the finish is all that keeps this from being almost perfect. More people need to try this. It is delicious.

4
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2004
On tap at the brewery. So glad to see this back! Evidently a labeling problem kept it out of production for a year +. Nice light brown head, beautiful deep brown color. Aroma of raisins and scones. Taste is first hot then sweet, long lingering finish. Drier than in past years, making it more quaffable but loses some of the complxity. Still my favorite at the Capital. Makes winter almost bearable.

3.9
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Pours a small, but lovely, butterscotch-colored head, slowly simmering, with a color dark brown/near black. Aroma is a jolt of dark fruits and spices, anise, cloves. Great bitterness, with mighty malt to back it up. Reminiscent of a barleywine. A bit too thick in mouthfeel, but overall, a good, rewarding, wintertime warm-up.

4.5
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Slikwily’s reading my mind when he’s sending me Capital beers. They’re great and I’m sure this will be another great brew. Licorice, chocolate, roasty, malty complex flavor. Excellent!!! If there are only 19 ratings for this one including mine, lotta people missing out on awesome beer!!! Can’t say anything bad about this one. Terrific. Big props to Kevin for this hidden gem.

3.7
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2004
2001. Light amber with a thin, white head. Clean malty aroma of caramel, toffee, raisin and molasses. Fairly moderate body with some sticky sweetness. Remarkably drinkable with clean, sweet malty flavors. An excellent doppelbock, though not as dark as you might guess from the name.


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