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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2002
Reddish brown color, dissipating head, while the beer, in my view, looks terrific, it looks like the flavor will just explode in your mouth, but that doesn’t happen, instead it’s a very dry, bitter flavor that doesn’t evolve or unwind, a somewhat lifeless flavor with a slightly fruity aftertaste, but remains bitter and dry on the palate.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11480) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2016
solid doppel, though it looks different than the pick. thick and bready, dark chestnut color. Deep malt flavor and aroma. Bread, spice, nuts, chocolate. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cobaink2 (611) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2016
12 oz bottle from tavour. Strong caramel, chocolate and baking spices maybe a bit of banana thrown in there.really nice for a dopplebock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6602) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Aroma is caramel/toffee, malts and a hint of stewed vegetables. The flavor is dark malts, mild toffee, a hint of dark fruit and a slightly sweet/dryish/heat finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (740) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Reddish brown color with thin head. Rich caramel, molasses, nutty flavor and aroma. A great winter beverage ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mrf104 (1) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
The color of this beer was not as dark as I had hoped it would be. The beer did not have any head when poured into a glass. The flavor was not bad but seemed a little weak for a dark. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with virtually no head. Taste is cherries, orange, dark malt and molasses. Nice alcohol burn/taste appropriate to the style. One of my winter regulars. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Pours a reddish brown with virtually no head. Taste is cherries, orange, dark malt and molasses. Nice alcohol burn/taste appropriate to the style. One of my winter regulars. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
I enjoyed this more than most of their other malt heavy beers. Reddish brown. Medium, creamy tan head. Aroma is very sweet and malty, caramel and toffee, fruity. Medium body, sweet, malty, low carbo. Flavor is exactly like aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle from notes. Brown with a khaki head. Aroma of roasted nuts and caramel malt. Pretty decent, but not too special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Poured from bottle, pours a very dark brownish almost red in the light with a thin head, the aroma is of dark malt and a little bit of coffee mixed in, the flavor is sweet on the front end with a lot of dark malt and a touch of dark fruit, kind of overpowering in my opinion, never really liked this style all that much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle
This is a solid doppelbock. Being my first experience with Capital in a few years it feels as if something has changed. I cant put a finger on it but the quality seems to have slipped since I was there regularly. That said they remain one of the best brewers in Wisconsin and worth picking up if you see them around the Midwest.

Aroma / Appearance - Traces of transparency peek through a deep reddish brown base. A flimsy ivory head collapses in on itself. Apple pie, chocolate, and thin mints make me feel as if I am at a dessert table.

Flavor / Palate - The fluid mouthfeel is driven by flat cola, chocolate, and plums. While it does not feel as if it was off the characteristic depth of a typical Capital beer was missing. Even the warm glow that hangs in the back of the throat could not redeem this. Ill give them a few more chances before I write them off though.


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