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Atwater Voodoovator - Atwater Brewery

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jasonm on 10-18-2006

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Ratings: 378 | Reviews: 207
Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%

Very dark brown. Nose has mild roasted notes. The body is a bit thin for style. The flavor profile is more reminiscent of a schwarzbier than a doppelbock. The finish is marked by roasted bitterness - once again like a schwarzbier.

This is a good beer - it is just miscategorized.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark with two fingers worth of light beige head and very solid head rentention.

Aroma: Roasted malts, a few dark fruits, dark coffee notes. Hints of citrus hops.

Taste: Figs, alcohol, dark dried fruits. Molasses, faint espresso. Quite the malty backbone with lots of brown bread notes. Slight sticky mouthfeel with a light crispness.

Notes: Very drinkable and very tasty. Cheers.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark cherry brown brew with an ok head that ends in nothing.

Some woody dark fruit and roasted malt notes. Wanted this to be a bit boozier, but isn't

Some dark buried stone fruit, dark toasted maltiness, some vanilla and wood, but needs more depth. Decent bitterness to round this out. A little lean.

Not as full bodied as wanted, but it helps in drinkability.

Overall, easy to drink. Alcohol is hidden. Flawed, but ok.

Photo of Rifugium
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

Poured a darker mahogany brown color with a short-lived eggshell-white head. Aroma of toasted grains, light hints of cocoa and cardboard. Really nothing wrong with the taste at all here: dark malts, toasted grains, nutty, woody, dry, leafy and earthy hops used in subdued moderation. Most notably...where's the alcohol? Goes down way too easy for sure, with 9%ABV almost completely hidden, which garners extra points for drinkability. Not bad at all.

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2.18/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass. no bottle date.

pours an opaque mahogany tone with ruddy highlights; foamy, finger plus head recedes fairly quickly into a thin cap. patchy lacing.

nose is caramel/roasted malty, a sourness i can't put my finger on, a touch of molasses, and a twang of metal. flavor follows with some malt, spice, and a hint of grossness. not too impressed. 9.5% ABV very well-hidden, so it has that going for it... otherwise, a pretty forgettable beer IMO.

thin, watery mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation. the best thing i can say about this beer it that it's not a drainpour. other than that, don't waste your money.

originally reviewed: 01-06-2011

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Rojopunk
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark redish brown

S - Roasted coffee dominates all other aromas

T - Roasted black coffee taste is there to the finish

M - Medium body

O - This is a beer that has been on my mind for some time now and I Just had to give it a shot . When first tasting one starts to gets a slight tingle on the tongue with nice Roasted Black coffee notes with slight very slight sweet notes. This was great I love the Roasted taste and I love the black coffee but the alcohol and hops destroy any other flavor coming through and for a doublebock its not that sweet. One should note that the beer was alot better as it got warmer I let one bottle get almost luke warm before this review and it was far better. Still not the worst beer I have had. With everything said this was a ok beer with a high ABV.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Voodoovator opens rich and malty, the initial aromas bearing a marked resemblance to marble rye bread and thick, floury, rising wheat dough, as well as milk chocolate. Beneath these rest a heavy dose of sugars, with brown sugars, molasses, caramel, and vanilla predominating. Finally, a layer of thin ash and tobacco rests just at the bottom, providing an earthy base. As a whole, the aromas are delicious and inviting, begging to be tasted, and simultaneously potent and nuanced; there's not much else I'd want from this nose, except for perhaps more power (this coming from an Imperial beer lover, so take your grain of salt).

On the tongue, the beer opens with the darker of these flavors, the ash and tobacco coming through immediately, mixed with toast crust. These are quickly joined by vanillas and brown sugars, as well as caramels. Darker fruit esters such as fig and plum are also present. The grain flavors are more dominant here than the nose hinted at, joined by toasted nuts, and somewhat overpower the sugars. This shows up especially in subsequent sips, for the potency of the sugars in the initial taste doesn't repeat itself by the second or third mouthful, leaving the beer with a kola nut-like overtone. The aftertaste is a fast-fading remnant of the grain notes, with small touches of sugar. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, while I was excited by the aromas in this brew, the flavors didn't quite match up the promise, and I was especially disappointed in how fast the flavors faded with multiple sips. The beer is not bad by any means; in fact, even after a few sips there are still enough flavors standing out to make me continue drinking, but I wanted a bit more out of this one.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of puboflyons
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with the label clipped at September 2012. Sampled on January 28, 2012. The pour is very dark brown to nearly black with little to no head accompanying it. The aroma is mellower than the 9.5% ABV might suggest with sweet malts, hints of coffee, and a subtle hop character. The body falls into the medium range. As for the taste, I get some toasted dark malts in the beginning with an average bitterness and clean hops at the end. The beer is enjoyable enough but not out of the ordinary.

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3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: On tap at the Peculier Pub NYC

A:Very Dark Amber. Small off white head with no lacing.

S: Aroma is of espresso, toasted malt, butter toffee and dark chocolate but a little underwhelming.

T: Taste profile is very similar to the aroma. Caramel and crystal malt which interplay with bittersweet dark chocolate and roasted barley. Hop acts as a balance, but cant be distinguished. As the beer warms, you get some dark cherry and plum notes as well. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium light body, low carbonation and slightly bitter.

O: Very good beer for the style. It plays like a melody of malt, coffee and chocolate, with a bitter kick. This is a beer to be enjoyed slowly or it will sneak up on you. I would recommend to anyone. Enjoyable but doesnt get the respect it deserves on here... weird.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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Atwater Voodoovator from Atwater Brewery
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