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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full-bodied German style dark lager with a rich creamy flavor, roasted nut tones and an easy finish with notes of coffee and chocolate. Silver Medal - 2003 World Beer Championships

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3.3
Cunningham (8189) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a fine tan head that gives a lovely lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Very fruity and chocolate.
Palate: Medium + body. Balanced sweetness and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Balanced chocolate, coffee and a bit to heavy fruity.
Overall impression: A bit to much fruity, otherwise ok.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tony_gorilla.

3.6
eRock_2013 (490) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2014
An interesting chocolate-accented doppelbock, a well-done domestic example of the style, candy-apple maltiness with alcohol tang. Plum, dark chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon oaky flavors. Intriguing, distinctive, and enjoyable overall. Could contend with it's German precedents. Pours dark ruby almost black, off-white head, sugary malty aroma. Will be enjoying more of this brew in the future. Texture is just a bit too light, but all the more drinkable. A good introduction to Thomas Creek brewing.

3.3
JanVah (239) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
På flaska @ Monks. Mörk brun färg. Doftar kaffe och chockad. Smakar kaffe som runfas av med en brs sötma.

3
Peter_L (1246) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
[email protected] Sveavägen. Brunrödfärgad vätska med fingertjock skum. Doft av bröd, mörk sockerkaka och en hint av kanel. Stor maltsöt kropp med relativt tunn besk avslutning.

3.1
chinchill (5183) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Pours a dark reddish-brown; clear but nearly opague. Has a short-lived and rather small tan head but leaves some lacing. Aroma: sweet and attractive smell of roasted malts; faintly spicy Taste: slightly spicy and hoppy flavor, but dominated by sweet, medium and darker roasted malts. Slightly nutty. Good hop/malt balance. M: good medium carbonation level; slightly dry in the finish. O: pretty good example of an American dopplebock..

2.8
NordicV (2425) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Mörkt brun öl med ett lättare beige skum. Doften är ordentligt söt med malt och karamell. I smaken tillkommer även vissa rostade noter, choklad och lite rostade nötter.

3.2
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Upon a second try (sober try) not as good. Original rating was a 4.2 Good solid, dark, malty beer. Strong chocolate flavor, not overpowering. Pours a very dark color with a hint of crimson. This beer doesn’t do anything extraordinary, but that is what makes it such a great beer.

3.5
flatmatt (1593) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours an extremely deep crimson with a tan head. Nice fruity aroma, cherry and plum, a bit of breadiness. Toasty malt flavor, smoky and light molasses, hint of dark fruit. Frankly I think this is a pretty nice one.

3.7
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Dark brown pour. Good taste and mouth feel. Solid beer but nothing outside ordinary.....

3.2
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
A: Malty. creamy. Some sweet roasted notes. A: Looks ok. Color is a thin brown. Head retention is alright, looks creamy. T: Like every Thomas Creek beer: very malty. Subtle hints of roastiness. A nice sweetness. Decently balanced but the malt really takes over. I guess for a lager it’s pretty balanced. Drinks more like a bock than a dopplebock. P: Lighter on the palate. Smooth and creamy but malt and carbonation cuts through a little bit too much. Overall, this tasted like a thomas creek beer: super malty. There are hints of roastiness but it doesn’t bring anything special. A good beer, but nothing great.


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