Butthead Doppelbock - Tommyknocker Brewery
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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
09-05-2013 23:38:32 | More by IchLiebeBier
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.
09-02-2013 01:31:30 | More by digitalflood
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).
07-11-2013 16:47:35 | More by BethanyB
3.01/5 rDev -17.5%
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 +9.6%
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
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