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Oaked Butt Head Bock - Tommyknocker Brewery

Oaked Butt Head BockOaked Butt Head Bock

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BA SCORE
80
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 74 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rudolphjacksonm:
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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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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Oaked Butt Head Bock from Tommyknocker Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.