RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This deep ruby colored lager has a full-bodied, rich flavor from massive quantities of specialty malts. Cold conditioned for months to mellow the flavors, this beer is very smooth, but watch out! This double strength beer packs a punch.

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drjay44 (3708) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2017
!2 oz. bottle. 7.6% ABV per the label, so the recipe has changed from the origional. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 13) body.......nose is toasted malts with toffee/caramel tones, hints of cocoa, no hops, balance to the malts......taste is lightly sweet with toffee/caramel tones, light fruits including raisin, slight col tones, minimal hops......mouth feel, medium light body, slight alcohol, moderate carbonation. This is a very light version of the style, with a very light body. More malts and perhaps a technique change with more decoction mashing would improve. BJCP 6/3/11/4/5

nearbeer (5415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12 oz. looks like it was bottled Feb 2015. Pours red-copper with a lasting film of foam. Pleasant aroma of spicy toffee, cherry and touches of dry grass and chocolate. The taste is the same goodness. Medium body has low-medium carbonation and a dangerously drinkable balance, with just a faint hint of the abv.

interkin3tic (7) - - SEP 28, 2014 does not count
Caramel, raisin, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, nuts. From a bottle. Complex, nothing really ruins it, but the taste is a little more bitter and less malty than I expect in a dopplebock.

Bytheway (1) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
caramel, bread, cereal, roasty, nuts, butterscotch, raisin, brown, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium body, average carbonation,

Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, molaasses, brown sugar and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering brown sugar finish.

cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Red orange appearance with a small, light colored head. Sweet caramel malty lager nose but also pretty bitter and just is off from style. Sweet, caramel, light toffee lager flavor. Fairly sweet malty, yet pretty boozy and bitter finish. The whole beer is a little off.

notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
12oz bottle - lightly hazy copper pour - they must have aged this batch on oak, because it dominates the nose and flavor - at first, it is pleasant, adding notes of vanilla, but it soon because overbearing and bitter, like sucking on a plank - some sugar, spicy alcohol, a bit of raisin - some vegetal notes are, sadly, some of the strongest characteristics to get past the oak - poorly done.

jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2011
(draft at Trinity 9/20/10). Clear dark copper color. Medium off white head. Light caramel and toast/bread aroma. Flavor of the same, wtih light alcohol and light hoppiness. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Tasted at the 2010 Craft Lager Festival in Manitou Springs, where this brew took first place in the Brewer’s Choice category. Not sure what the original 2004 rating was talking about, as this bock isn’t black and has no licorice flavors at all. Golden amber with a thin head. Aroma and flavor primarily light-roasted malt, slight nuttiness, with a light brown sugar/caramel sweetness. Creamy medium-bodied lager with a clean slightly boozy finish.

BeerandBlues2 (13307) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Tap. Pours clear gold to amber with a medium, fizzy cream colored head, some retention with good lacing. Aroma is clean lager yeast with sweet malt, noble hops, light alcohol, and fruity. Flavor is malt focused, sweet melanoidin notes, alcohol and light bitterness. Medium-full body, medium carbonation.

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