Butthead Doppelbock - Tommyknocker Brewery
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3.29/5 rDev -10.1%
Appearance: A slightly hazy dark amber, with a tan head that was quick to dissipate. The "headlessness" was not an issue for me, since this is not abnormal for doppelbocks, but I was a bit concerned with the lack of clarity.
Smell: Dark, roasted malt led the way, with spicy hops and dark fruity esters trailing behind. A typical doppelbock bouquet, with no real standout scents.
Taste: The taste was pretty true to the smell, but with a sizable portion of brown sugar to boot. This addition made the taste much more sweet and less balanced than I was hoping for, detracting from the potential complexity by overshadowing other, once potentially distinctive flavors. There was also a bit of sourness, which I fear could have been attributed to the haze...perhaps this wasn't the freshest bottle (I had difficulty reading the date).
Mouthfeel: Medium full body. The carbonation was quite high for the style, but I appreciated the dryness it leant, because it helped to balance out the cloying sweetness.
Overall: Too cloying and sweet for my taste. I like doppelbocks to be complex, presenting more layers of flavor to you as you continue to sip. This version felt rather one-note in comparison. Nothing objectively bad about this beer, however, except for the possibility of my having a pulled a bottle that wasn't the best of the bunch (obviously, this review therefore needs to be taken with a grain of salt).
07-11-2013 16:47:35 | More by BethanyB
3.01/5 rDev -17.8%
12oz bottle into a snifter, probably around a year old
A: Pours a slightly hazy amber/brown with a finger of off white head. Retention and lacing are poor.
S: Strong toffee flavor and burnt rye toast. An odd salty/soy sauce aroma is in the background, but takes away from the whole experience dramatically.
T: Toffee and bready flavors are quite intense and nicely balanced. Booze is quite evident. The soy sauce aroma I got in this beer is much more faint and only really in the finish.
M: Nice and thick for the style, but the carbonation is too light and not creamy enough.
O: Not bad. Not devoid from off flavors, though. Average.
06-20-2013 23:33:40 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4/5 rDev +9.3%
LOOK: 12oz bottle. Pours a light amber color with a light off white head and some lacework is provided. Has a chill haze, otherwise clear.
SMELL: Caramelized malt, fruity alcohol esters, dark fruits, sugar.
TASTE: Quite fruity and very big tasting. Clean flavors, and not too overpowering. A bit of lemony hop. A touch of plum, then gets more nutty and sweet. Big brown sugar and molasses notes.
FEEL: Full bodied, well carbonated. Not too hot, drinks easily and is quite agreeable. This is a solid example of a dopplebock.
OVERALL: An enjoyable brew. Has all the bench marks of the style, and honestly smelled like a fresh import in my pint glass. I would recommend this beer to any fan of big malty beers. This is a malt bomb.
06-15-2013 23:00:01 | More by Stinkypuss
Butthead Doppelbock from Tommyknocker Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.