RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
This strong, dark lager was originally brewed as a liquid bread to sustain Bavarian monks while fasting. Its complex malt character comes from brewing with many varieties of dark roasted caramel malt and long periods of cold storage.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5662) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Strong, malty aroma has a robust overtone of caramel with just a hint of cloves. Pours a somewhat translucent sepia with an average light tan head. Hearty flavor has malty, caramel, clove, nutty and earthy notes. Smooth, firm texture has a decent fizz and leaves a malty, slightly sweet finish. Not ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11673) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Mahogany pour, aroma is a touch dusty but flavor and feel are full and rich - bread, caramel and hints of chocolate. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (557) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Sprecher has always excelled in darker, heavier beers and this is a great example. Heavy cherry, fig and plum scents and a sweet, tangy finish. Always worth breaking out when the Wisconsin weather turns cold (in other words, most of the year).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxman61 (7) - Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a dimpled mug. Pours dark with a hint of red. Small light foamy off white head. Sweet aroma of fruits. Raisin and fruitcake flavors on the palate. For some reason I detect a hint of black licorice. This is a very well rounded dopplebock. Enjoyed every sip of this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (7254) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Deep brown with plenty of amber. A one finger tan head. I smell dark fruit including raisins. Rich malts. That is tasted, too. Brown sugar and some sourness. That sourness might be from hops and some citrus is noted. Some alcohol. Complex malts drive this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber with a small head. Aroma, raisins, dried fruit. Taste is fruitcake and dried fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vikingguy (1097) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Very dark with red highlights. Malty aroma. Taste- rich chocolate and notes of coffee and dark fruit. Sweet but also some tart cherry sourness. Ok dopplebock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (822) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle poured in a stem glass. Pours muddy brown. Aroma is thin and chocolatey. Flavor is fairly crisp, with chocolate and burnt grain notes. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Good, but unexceptional dopplebock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4829) - South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle with new label displaying 8.0% ABV, served in a snifter. Pours dark, ruby brown color, with a small off-white head. that never completely covers the body and is soon gone. Aroma is sweet, with hints of black bread, brown sugar, and dried plums. Sweet up front, but balancing bitterness kicks in at the finish. Medium body and near medium carbonation. Overall: very good example of style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
silverseven78 (1) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
One of the worst beers I have ever tried. I took a tour of the brewery and the tourguide talked more about Soda then beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (722) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 27, 2013
This 8%er pours a deep red brown with a healthy head and good aroma. I was pleased that the caramel aroma and flavor is subtle. This is more bread than caramel which I prefer. The alcohol definitely gives it some weight. Good one.

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