Butthead Doppelbock - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Ratings: 575
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 24
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-05-2001)
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4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation - Sam Smith nonic

Appearance - Poured a nut brown with huge white head and excellent lacing

Smell - Nutty and bready

Taste - Nutty and bready with a little bit of chocolate for good measure

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body, with smooth creamy finish

Drinkability - A meal in a glass

Overall - Great impression

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've quickly become a strong advocate of this brew...historically speaking (yes, im getting philosophical on beer) I've been a dogfish and victory brewing fan, more recently acquainted with Stoudt's brewery based out of PA. Since I discovered Stone Brewing out of san diego, ca they have quickly infiltrated by favorite brews/breweries....not to forget my local new england favorite/stalwart Berkshire Brewing Co.

anyways, enough of getting off topic...Tommyknocker's Butthead Doppelbock is an outstanding brew. this one is *very* smooth (if you aren't aware of the ABV, be careful!). this one is deceptively drinkable given its ABV due to the fact that it is beyond smooth. this one is a malty brew, not a hoppy one...and on that note it is a darn good one.

Compare this to Dogfish Head's Raison D'etre (admittedly, both have reached my personal hall of fame)...this one I believe is more balanced (but some aren't looking for that!)

Overall, outstanding beer from a solid brewery...their Pick Axe Pale ale is also really good, its got the hops and also just the right hidden sweetness, their maple brew was pleasant but not memorable....I know they have others (which I have not tried).

Overall, I fully recommend this brew, and even if you dont like it (ie, its not your style), this brewery is well worth exploring given what i've seen thus far.

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4.58/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Dark mahogany with a slight haze, quarter finger haze.

S- Deep rich malts with hints of roast and dried fruit.

T- Caramel and light rum raisin notes. This is also complimented by toasted and chocolate notes. Finishes sweet and smooth.

M- Full bodied and rich.

D- I'll be looking for more.

Mmmm... tasty

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4.51/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tommyknocker Brewery Butt Head Bock Lager (2013) - 8.2% ABV. Thick head, nice lacing. Beautiful caramel cream color. Strong fruity aroma. Underlying hop aroma as well. Some sugar scents too. Thick caramel and toffee nose. Big malty flavor. Bread and sweet sugar mid palate. Almost like some sort of strange fruity Danish. Nice roasted barley as well in the mid-palate. Finishes with a little hop by. Some fruit. Little bit of lemon grass. Just a hint of pine. Nice warming at that point from the alcohol. Full mouth feel. Maple syrup like. Crisp aftertaste. Good lager flavors. Those lager flavors dissipate to a nice roasted barley flavor. The malt notes return at this point and then fade into nothing. Very well-balanced. Very complex taste note. Full flavored. Like a roller coaster. Lots of ups and downs in the taste sensation. All of which are enjoyable and deservingly are there at the right points.
Nothing overpowers any other taste or scent note. Again very well balanced. Low alcohol taste is deceiving. All in an excellent example of the Bock style of Lager beers. A very good homage to this traditionally German Winter brew. Glad I had the air conditioning on. Lent itself to a nice crisp day albeit artificial in creation. 4.5 out of 5. Excellent. highly recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

crazy old jim koch at sam adams has come up with a new "perfect pint" glass, almost hourglass-thistle shaped with etchings in the bottom for head retention and i gotta say, it really is perfect. it was meant for boston lager, but i'll break it in with a butthead.

A- nice clear shimmering copper-garnet with rising bubbles (from the etching) head was 1/2in beige and foamy but retention was lackluster despite my perfect glass. i didn't expect much from a bock, although i still got some nice lace.

S- mineral water, maybe even lake water? smells alive as if there were algae in it...caramel and fresh from the field unmalted barley and lots of it. maybe a bit of spicy hop in there but it may also be my imagination. it wouldn't surprise me though, because the shape of this glass brings out every nuance of aroma.

T- very sweet caramel malt and milk chocolate, malt complexities are outer space and gradually change and morph from start to finish. a little lake water/wet dog is still present but somehow seems to fit in with all the malt about half way through. toffee, rum cake, and a nice soft pear/red plum/pomegranate yeast fruitiness toward the end as the malt goes from cocoa to coffee. a bit of spicy hop in the woodsy sweet finish makes for a nice balance on the ride out.

MF- fully loaded, thick and rich. could be perceived as being a little syrupy but the medium-low carbonation keeps things in check. never cloying despite its sweetness, the soft hallertau bitterness lingers on the sides of my tongue creating a constant struggle between bitter and sweet.

D- i'm an ale guy, all the way, but this lager has enough fruity complex to go around and that extra bit of hops is much appreciated though it may be non-traditional.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small capped bottle, poured into a snifter.

Very dark brown, with multiple red overtones, and a nice tan head with good retention and lacing.
A very pleasant and powerful malty nose, sugary, with caramel and also some alcohol hints.
Full bodied, chewy, heavily malted, with layers of caramels, toffee and chocolate, and a reasonably well disguised but still present alcoholic warmth.
Very impressive dopple bock, one of the best american version I have seen, if not the best. Easy to drink for such a heavy brew.
I will definitely have more of this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich Aroma! Rich Taste! Malt is very well-balanced with a toasted nutty tone. Hop taste is a light and grassy delivery. The white frothy head diminshed quickly but didn't completely disappear. Reddish Brown color with moderate weight. This is a truly delicious beer with moderate sweetness at first with a slightly bitter finish but very clean. This is a winner, especially at the price. (about 1.60 a bottle at a national liquor store)

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Butthead Doppelbock from Tommyknocker Brewery
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