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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5317) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
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 wouldnt consider this a sessions beer. Another fine product from Capital in Middleton.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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 shouldnt.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Slikwilys reading my mind when hes sending me Capital beers. Theyre great and Im 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!!! Cant say anything bad about this one. Terrific. Big props to Kevin for this hidden gem.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
hazy brown/amber body. rich, malty nose. caramel and ripe fruits. fairly strong. good malt complexity. grainy, lightly roasted well drawn out finish. full bodied and lively on the palate. detectable alcohol character, very detectable


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