Butthead Doppelbock - Tommyknocker Brewery
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.2/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
APPEARANCE: Deep, dark brown and completely transparent with a slight red tint all underneath a fluffy, off-white head. The robust pour out of my growler led to a reasonably thick head with moderate retention. The lacing was outstanding.
SMELL: When the growler was first popped the aroma was quite strong, but it faded over time. Nuttiness with a mild milk chocolate backbone dominates and a slight grassy, hoppy aroma lingers behind it along with a touch of caramel.
TASTE: The caramel from the nose moved from the background to the main stage in the taste. There was also a ton of malt here which provided a sweet (and ever so slightly smoky) raison and fig flavor. Nuts and fruits also danced around and helped to mute the little hop flavor that tried to push through.
MOUTHFEEL: The Butt Head was creamy and smooth with a nice sweet feel. It dried as it went down, but the sweetness dominated. Rich and luxurious, but not as full-bodied as might be expected from the sweet, sugary richness.
OVERALL: Prior to our trip to the Tommyknocker Brewpub last night my experience with them had been limited. The bar I work at served their Cocoa Porter (which I liked quite a bit) and the Amber Lager (which was fine, but nothing terribly special). I didn’t really know what to expect when we sat down, but Sean, our bartender, was very friendly and informative. The flight he poured also impressed me. They did a lot of styles very well that I don’t normally love (like the Maple Nut Brown and Imperial Brown) and they had some styles not seen as often in the American Craft seen (like a Rye Porter and the Doppelbock) that were done very well. It isn’t easy to find a great Doppelbock in the U.S. and this was an impressively strong example. After sampling 14 different beers this was what we chose to bring home.
Serving type: growler
04-02-2012 05:34:33 | More by StoneTSR
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3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Chicago Bears pint glass (as training camp begins next week).
Aroma: quite subtle melanoidins and not much else. Dark bread/crust notes that are certainly appropriate but rather subdued. A bit of alcohol manifests itself as the beer warms on this July day.
Appearance: rich, deep, brilliantly clear dark reddish-brown: beautiful! Slight yet persistent light tan head.
Taste: melanoidins much more upfront than the aroma. Nice dark bread crust-like roasted malt character that persists through the tasting experience with a finish of alcohol and hop bitterness for balance. Nice!
Mouthfeel: medium-full body with medium carbonation. Nice/smooth velvety character.
Overall: this is a pretty damn good dopplebock. Only knock is the quite subdued aroma. Tasty!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 19:55:16 | More by sonofgor
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This beer was better than I thought that it would be. I really liked the heavy taste that it uad. I wish that this beer was still at the bar that I go to. I wish that it was still around. If it was still around I know that I would buy myself a case or two.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2014 02:17:31 | More by jaredtp
3.49/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Perfect amber brown in color with almost no head and a thin white collar. Aroma is caramel malt and toasted nuts. Taste is a good crisp caramel maltiness, toffee, and nuttiness again. Light body and low to medium carbonation. Pretty good, but not what I think of in a doppelbock.
Serving type: on-tap
05-25-2014 02:49:05 | More by mverity
Butthead Doppelbock from Tommyknocker Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.