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Oaked Butt Head Bock - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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BeerAdvocate

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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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Oaked Butt Head Bock from Tommyknocker Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.