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Oaked Butt Head Bock - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.53%


Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: humanawho on 11-07-2008)
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BB1313

Ohio

3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 7/28/14. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a murky ruby brown with a small tan head that fades quickly and leaves solid retention and not much lacing. The aromas are pretty sweet and full of dark fruit. Lots of raisins and plums. Some cherry. Some chocolate and toffee too. I'm also picking up some spices. Maybe even some cinnamon? It almost smells like there's a "pumpkin" vibe to it. The oak aromas are subtle. The flavors seem to match the nose. Lots of sweet caramel with more cocoa in the mix. The malts are definitely present. More fresh cherries, possibly black cherries. The oak is subtle in the flavor department as well, but it's definitely there giving it another dimension. This one is on the sweeter side, but in a good way. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied; it feels thin but there's enough body to it. The carbonation is active and it's a pretty smooth brew. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a very solid beer. I always liked this base beer, and the oaked version is nice too. It's worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 20:25:34 | More by BB1313
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FLima

Brazil

4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice mahogany color with a thin tan head that vanished quickly.
Just releasing the cap, a bold malty and fruity smell blossomed around. Nice aroma of caramel, red fruits, tobacco, maple, Brandy and wood.
Wonderful flavor with notes of red fruits, caramels, vanilla, licorice, maple, spices, floral and earthy hops, tobacco, roasted malts, charred wood, cocoa and a subtle tartness. Slightly dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.1% abv is harmonic and enhances the experience.
This is a very good Doppelbock. A style that when it is well crafted, it surprises, generally you don’t see that coming from lager yeast. This is a month to due date, definitely it aged well. I am curious to try their regular version.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:10:49 | More by FLima
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Liveupthere

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery a couple months ago. Wax sealed. Poured well with a nice frothy head. The oak smell was there, but not enough in the taste. Still, a subtle smoky taste while still maintaining the smooth bock mouth feel. I wish they let it age in the barrels a little longer, or maybe add some wood chips during the boil?

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 19:05:42 | More by Liveupthere
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.76/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I poured this pitiful beer into my tumbler at 40 degrees. The beer was cloudy and flat looking right off the bat. Absolutely no head at all. It even smelled aged which I did not knock off points for. Don't really know if just got a out of date beer or what, but I'm a first impression guy so its goodby to this one nope not buying again.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 17:41:40 | More by Minkybut
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear but very dark amber in color and has some brownish hues along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright beige/tan head that quickly died down, leaving only a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of oak and vanilla are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and is dominated by flavors of oak and vanilla and has complementary notes of caramel and hints of dark fruits. Bits of malty sweetness are also perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The oak definitely improves the smell and taste of the regular Butthead Doppelbock. It's very drinkable for the style as it isn't overly malty and masks any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 14:21:53 | More by metter98
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yet another beer that I picked up recently at Top Hops. I hadn't had a Dopplebock in quite a while and I was hoping that the oak aged aspect of this was more than gimmick. Turned out that was the case as the ashen and woody notes really came through in the flavor, but as other reviewers have pointed out, this still had quite an artificial taste to it. Toss in a more-than-fair amount of booze in the mouthfeel and the result was a beer that was complex enough to savor but too strong to rate terribly highly at the same time.

The pour to this was a vibrant ruddy brown with a moderate head that quickly faded with virtually no accompanying lacing. There was a lot of brown sugar and molasses in the nose, with the oak heading up the rear. This was repeated in the taste to go along with a thin mouthfeel. I wish there had been more caramel in this, as I could taste a bit of it without having any stickiness lingering in my mouth. This almost felt like the Flying Fish Octoberfish, or any similar Fall/Octoberfest lager, since this could have been more full, was roasted in tone, and light in hops and carbonation. It felt like being outside on a crisp fall day, and even though I had this in the Spring, it captured the essence of the Autumn season even during this time of the year.

Yes, this was strong and I could feel it from the first sip. If the alcohol was a bit more subdued and this had some burnt chocolate or licorice to it, it could have been a great beer. Instead, this was quite pedestrian and a sightly different take on a strong style that's not commonly found. Although it was a bit thin, the oak and sweetness are enough here to chew on, if only in a figurative sense.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 12:58:48 | More by JerzDevl2000
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AltBock

Ohio

3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle with a plain Jane chestnut colored label of an old ripped scroll with the word "Oaked" in big print in the middle. Behind "Oaked" is a stock of barley and a barrel. Below that are the words "Lager aged with Oak." "Aged with oak" doesn't mean barrel aging. Just below that is the ABV%. The back label has a description of the beer, the Government warning, barcode, and a best before date (?) notching system along the side. Nothing was notched so it doesn't matter what the notched system was.

When poured into a Paulaner Salvator Pilsner glass, "Oaked" was actually oak in color with quite a few burgundy highlights. I think I even saw a small glimmer of orange at the bottom. The initial head of foam was pretty nice. It was about 3/4 of an inch in height and off white in color. It was more of a dirty vanilla white color. It had great retention that left behind a skim of dirty vanilla colored foam and a streak or two of lace. This small skim of foam decided to stick around until the last drop of beer was gone.

Wow! What a unique aroma. Unique doesn't always necessarily mean good. It has a very potent aroma. Your nose doesn't have to be too far from the glass for you pick up on the aroma. The first aroma that came to me was the sweet scent of vanilla. Following the strong scent of vanilla was a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. Is this a Doppelbock or some kind of Christmas Ale? I caught a faint whiff and I mean faint of Doppelbock in the far reaches of the aroma. I found a faint whiff of charred oak and roasted malt. How I love the scent of Christmas....I mean Doppelbock.

Again with the Christmas Ale qualities. Shall I say that it tasted like I smelled? The taste of this beer was like eating a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The strong taste of vanilla was the first flavor to show up. Following the taste of vanilla was some cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Right after the taste got the Christmas flavors out of the way, in comes a few Doppelbock flavors. There wasn't much. I picked up a little charred oak, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. The only things separating the taste from the aroma was the tiny speck of dark chocolate and that there was more oak in the taste. A weird Doppelbock!

This was a medium bodied "Doppelbock" with an aftertaste that you can find in either a Christmas Ale or a Pumpkin Ale. In the mouthfeel is where you'll find more vanilla, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and charred oak. The cinnamon and nutmeg were the only two flavors that stuck around for a little bit.

Drinkability would be quite high if I was drinking an "aged with oak" Christmas Ale or Pumpkin Ale. But this is supposed to be a Doppelbock. It looks like a Doppelbock, but it certainly doesn't smell or taste like one. As for drinking another one, no thanks. This one bottle will do.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 23:02:12 | More by AltBock
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: mostly dopplebock, only a hint of oak and vanilla.
Taste: very nice. All doppel up front, and a strong oak and vanilla finish. Vanilla tasted fine to me, not at all the artificial vanilla extract I'm seeing in many reviews.
Overall: not a primo example of oaked or doppel but I a good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 14:38:35 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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rudolphjacksonm

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Deep red ale kind of color with an off-white head. Little bit of lacing but not much carbonation or head retention. 3.5

S - Really, really malty smell mixed with molasses and gingerbread. 4.0

T - Huh? What is this beer? Strong alcoholic flavor mixed with malty sweetness that disintegrates into a wine-grape ethanol mix. I don't really know what to make of it. I think it's a well-intentioned beer...but again, what? What is going on here? 3.5

M - Medium-bodied and flat. While this is something Doppelbocks normally adhere by, mixed with the flavor it feels especially flat. 3.0

O - Eh...I'm curious to see what else Tommyknocker makes but this beer I wouldn't recommend to anyone else. It's definitely not a flop, but it's not worth anything above an everage score. 3.0

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 06:57:08 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. $2.75 from Pints O'Plenty. The date on the bottle is Jan 2009, interestingly.

Appearance: Well, I thought maybe the date was a mistake, but it pours with the gross chill haziness of an aged beer. Looks like pondwater.

Smell: Super sweet and very caramelly. Some rich raisiny notes. Vanilla. Bready. I like it.

Taste: So yeah, sweet, caramelly, and raisiny with a bit of toast. Some alcohol bitterness. Sweet and one sided without much complexity, despite a bit of oaky notes.

Mouthfeel: Thin, thin, thin. Weird how thin it is.

Overall: I don't know. Its OK. Its not bad, but not good either. I looked on the brewery's website, and I can't tell if they even brew this anymore. They probably shouldn't.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 02:08:40 | More by rapidsequence
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

1.65/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 8/16/11
*From notes

A: Used fast food greasy-amber. A decent pour yields a .75 finger head and zero lacing.

S: You know you're in for trouble when the nose reeks of medicinal Robotussin. It's amazing....ly bad.

T: Like sawdust off the much-treadded floor of your local Home Depot. Acidic and utterly disgusting. None of the enjoyable characteristics of a doppelbock reveal themselves here. Instead, it's borderline micro-pig piss.

M: Underwhelming. It's like drinking cold, liquid butter.

O: Tommyknocker's Oaked Butt Head tastes like it got shat out of one. This is a massive dissapointment not only for the Doppelbock style, but for beer in general.

And...fail.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 22:27:01 | More by Rhettroactive
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mummbearsfan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, this beer is a great dessert beer to have.

The beer its self is very dark in appearance giving you the sense that it's made for dessert. When pouring it in a cup you can get the aged smokiness right off the bat.

The taste was both smokey and sweet at the same time, along with the hint of vanilla tones. Mouthfeel was very dessert like in the sense that you didn't want to have anything else after that.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 21:36:14 | More by mummbearsfan
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

deep dark brown with a good two inches of off white tan colored head. This faded and nestled own leaving a thin film and some side glass lace. The smell was nce and smoky with a bit of an earthy grain mixed in. A touch of some caramel and sweetness as well. The flavor was very tight. Crisp clean and efficent flavor, lots of malt, nice smoky flavors with a touch of caramel. A great smooth feel with no sense of the alcohol at all. I could have easily had another of these.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 01:34:37 | More by mikesgroove
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy brown color with a slight head that leaves a good amount of residue on the glass.
S: Rich chocolate and the oak adds some sweetness and gives the beer an almost cappuccino sweetness on the nose.:
T: Rich chocolate and light toasted coffee. The oak adds some nice depth of flavor and brings out the roastiness.
M/O: Very good use of aging and the beer really has some nice flavors coming from the oak. Great balance of sweetness and flavor with the alcohol. Funny name.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 23:08:49 | More by pzrhsau
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear, deeply-hued, mahogany body with a thinnish, whitish head.

Smell: Sweet-scented nose with some notable alcoholic wafts and piercing notes of vanilla and green raisins. Personally, it's not too terribly appealing.

Taste: Sweet maltiness, with some light caramel, but more than a fair share of sticky sugariness and marked by some traces of smoke. Garnished with a few green raisins. Lessened hints of brown sugar and vanilla. All in all, it's a bit boozy throughout. Not too much in the way of hop character or bitterness. Finishes warming, semi-dry and with a lingering mixture of vanilla and smoke.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. There's a slight, smooth stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I didn't particularly care for the standard-issue Butt Head Bock, but had hoped a bit of oak would really make it come alive for me, though, sadly, this didn't happen. Fair enough for an oak-aged American-made doppelbock. Let's just leave it at that.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 15:52:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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hangh

Alabama

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color. Pretty clear, a little hazy with mild carbonation. It leaves very little head or lacing. Both are gone very quickly. Smell is rich in some malty tones and smokey tones. Some caramel and vanilla and some smoked flavor presumably from the Oak. Taste is very much like the Butt Head Bock but well balanced with the oak and smokey flavors imparted to the beer. It's pretty creamy and smooth. Starts off with the butt head bock flavor and ends with a quick hit of smokey finish. I like it but perfer the original. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 04:44:32 | More by hangh
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep mahogany with thick creamy lacing and sea foam lacing.

S- Whiskey and oak overpowers it all. This is a nice smell. Not one you expect from beer, but if you like whiskey then you'll like the smell. It was inviting. In the background their was smoke, spice, and a hint of vanilla.

T- Woody, oak, strong! Whiskey stands up front with a sweet aftertaste with notes of vanilla.

M- Medium, thick with a good burn. High alcohol makes this a sipper.

D- If you like whiskey then you'll like this take on a dopplebock.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 22:00:11 | More by JayS2629
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to forgetfu for this one! 12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Back label ticked off 0 8 on the left side and D 09 on the bottom. Not sure if those are production or best buy dates.

Appearance is pretty hazy orange brown with very little head.

Nose is quite inviting. Lots of silky smooth (not spicy) whiskey notes and vanilla, caramel and toffee leading the aromas.

Palate is full bodied with some sweetness, but not as much as I was expecting given the style. Vanilla bean, caramel, white vanilla (think cheap vanilla ice cream), and this peculiar flavor that I've finally decided reminds me of a botrytis dessert wine - kind of honeyed with some orange blossom/orange-essence notes and a little spicy and a little strange. Finish is clean and not cloying.

Only the second oaked lager I've had, but ties for first place with Trapp Bourbon Barrel Bock. Re-read the label to discover that this one is merely "oaked" and not bourbon aged - might explain why it's so well integrated and not sharp or boozy. Better than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 03:23:53 | More by SFLpunk
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. III Issue I:

We could split hairs all day long about barrel aging and aging beer on wood chips, but that's an argument for the wine industry, not for beer. All that matters is the end product, right?

A clear tawny brew, ample suds to wrap some lacing around the glass. Just a thin shell of wood character around the malty nose. Smooth and a little creamy within the full body. Toasty, sweet maltiness blankets the palate; mild hopping with the clean alcohol giving a hand to balance. Some oak buds from the toasty character, which adds a pleasant drying tone. Very clean, with a deep bready and dried grass graininess that pushes far into the aftertaste.

A little too drinkable for its size--not a bad thing, as the oak really does work. A solid rendition of a bock.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 19:42:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/7/08; tasted 7/10/10

Appearance: Pours an almost clear copper color with a respectable head that leaves some decent lace behind

Smell: The woody oak and caramel malt blend nicely in the aroma, with hints of toast, vanilla and dark fruit

Taste: Toasted bread and caramel, up front, which are soon joined by rum-soaked raisin and woody elements; after the swallow, the caramel, raisin and oak flavors merge together nicely

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Really not bad; in fact, rather enjoyable; my bottle has a bit more age on it than many other reviewers so perhaps this is a beer that improves nicely as it matures

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 17:51:54 | More by brentk56
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - a cloudy amber with a light tan head, thin but persistent.

Aroma - plenty of oak influence to the malts. One-sided but appealing.

Taste - a good malty, slightly roasty flavor. The oak rides right along, blending and then taking over with a blend of wood and roast. Finishes warm and with a lenthy oak aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - medium weight, some good smoothness enhances the feel. Moderate crispness as well.

Drinkability - a tasty bock. I imagine it would hold up well for a few years, but why wait? Well, maybe I'll save *one*... ;-)

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 05:14:44 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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katan

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint, bought at the brewery

A - Pours a deep, opaque brown with amber highlights. No hazing detected, but certainly thick. Light head formation breaks down to a film.

S - Light caramel, roasted toffee notes. Very subdued nose, but malty nonetheless. Hops are not found, nor is any oaking.

T - starts off roasted caramel, malty, thick and sugary. Oaking is extremely light. Just a hair of the woody notes in the mid-stream. No hops. Finishes with a hefty caramel, malty sweet note. Aftertaste draws in some fruity notes and some alcohol burn.

M - Thick and creamy, clinging and cloying. Hefty body. Carbonation is light, but present enough to balance the beer. Finishes with some sugar residue.

D - Moderate to low drinkability. ABV that will sneak up on you , easily. Smooth going down - just a bit sweet at times, fatigues the palette.

Another solid offering from a solid brewery. I enjoy stopping up in Idaho Springs whenever I can.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 01:15:44 | More by katan
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - odd cloudy orange brown. Tight white head that vanished rather quickly.

S - sweet lager smell. Rather nice bock scent.

T - has a weird vegetable - fruit juice taste. Not bad, but not something that I would look for in a brew. I don't get the oak.

M - thin with a mild tingle on front sides of tongue.

D - not my bag.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 00:29:24 | More by biglite351
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with born on notches from Dec 08. I really liked the regular butthead doppelbock with a year of age on it, so why not try it with the 'Oaked' version? Pours a dark amber color with a thin, large-bubbled tan foam. Fades quick and leaves a bit of spotty lace.

Nose is of honey, molasses, vanilla, smoke and toffee. A really interesting assortment of scents with all of them being equally prominent. I do not smell any signs of oxidation on this one.

Butthead is fairly sweet as far a doppels go, and the tannic oak and smoke flavors help to balance that out in the Oaked adaptation. Not sure yet if that is a good thing or not, as that is one reason I like the original. Still plenty of caramel and toast to go around. The alcohol is pretty evident, but about on par for an 8% bock. I dont have a problem with the oak addition, but it does not seem to enhance the beer all that much, just throws a bunch of other flavors in the mix. I do enjoy the smoky flavors as it almost seems like smoked malt was added to the mash. Not bad, I would drink this again and I like it about the same as the original Butthead, although this one is plenty different.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 18:53:05 | More by twiggamortis420
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages."

--Robertson Davies

Burnt orange that looks more like russet when backlit with morning sunshine. A meager escape of CO2 on crown cracking was followed by the creation of a slim slice of golden beige colored foam that is fading quickly. It's also leaving the glass almost untouched.

The nose is weak, weaker, weakest. There isn't anything really bad going on, but there isn't anything good either. Maybe a hint of caramel malt, with no oakiness whatsoever. Things have to be better on the palate.

Butt Head Bock is pretty good beer, so it stands to reason that Oaked Butt Head would be as well. But it isn't. There isn't a Big Beer amount of flavor and the oak tastes fake in some indefinable way. Warming helps a little, though the style's best have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Toasted bread and caramel lead the way. There's none of the darker flavors (cocoa for instance) that some doppelbock's feature. There may be a hint of vanilla bean and the oakiness isn't as bad as first thought. Good job on the alcohol masking.

The mouthfeel is too light for the style and ABV. It would be fine at 5.1%. It isn't fine at 8.1%. Lackluster carbonation was expected... and is exactly what was delivered. Is this really the same beer, with one tweak, as the un-oaked version?

Tommyknocker puts out some pretty solid beer across a wide range of styles. Imperial Nut Brown Ale was a high-ABV humdinger. Unfortunately, Oaked Butt Head Doppelbock does not get it done. Not to mention the fact that this single was horribly overpriced at $3.95.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 12:48:03 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Oaked Butt Head Bock from Tommyknocker Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.