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Butthead Doppelbock - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

559 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 22
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-05-2001)
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Photo of Bear1964
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Bear1964, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Summer92
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Summer92, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of thegodfather1076
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%

Presentation: Very classy looking label with an awesome looking logo and a decent color scheme with eye-catching look. Label gives web info, ABV info, IBU info, a small description of the beer, a nice back story on beer, a bit of brewery info, and states “Colorado Mountain Town Crafted Beer” and Tommy Knocker has been creating quality lagers and ales in the Rocky Mountain since 1994.”

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 14oz Pokal glass led to a 2 ½ finger tan head of medium density atop a clear deep dark amber/mahogany beer. Head retention was 4min 12sec before fading to a thick ring and coating with excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of dark fruit, toasted malts, and a toffee aroma with a nice alcohol bite.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is of molasses and dark fruits on the front end before a toasted toffee malt midpoint with hints of hops and alcohol. Finishes roasty with a nice toffee flavor. Roasty aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Thick, creamy, and full bodied with a smooth slick mouthfeel. Drinkability is medium because of the full bodied nature and higher ABV.

Overall/Comments: I really enjoyed this beer and loved how it stayed so true to the style. Excellent mouthfeel and flavor profile. This would be a perfect lat fall beer. Classifed as a Doppelbock @ 8.2% ABV. Consumed 9/22/2013.

thegodfather1076, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -17.8%

ejimhof, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of redleg64
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

redleg64, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%

Appearance: hazy; dark amber-brown; small tan head that dissipates quickly; ok lacing for head size

Smell: thick malts; dried fruit; alcohol; smells great

Taste: thick sweet malt with little hop bite; warming alcohol right up front, but not overpowering; finishes thick and sweet, but leads to a semi sweet aftertaste; good and tasty overall

Mouthfeel: thick and creamy with good carbonation

IchLiebeBier, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of digitalflood
4.51/5  rDev +23.6%

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.

digitalflood, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bcsbeer, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Hugh37, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ramblinwreck101, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

JTomczak, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Zach136, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

PGVG, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -11%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dgherm, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

CMOrak, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of BethanyB
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%

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).

BethanyB, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

sgttibbs, Jun 25, 2013
Butthead Doppelbock from Tommyknocker Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.