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Oaked Butt Head Bock - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: humanawho on 11-07-2008

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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 77
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5/5  rDev +42.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of Frosty80
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: pours light brown. sits deep copper with ruby hue

Smell: very malty with obvious melanoidins and toasty notes. hint of caramel. some oak is present. just a tiny hint of smoke

Taste: good maltines with melanoidin and bready notes. hint of caramel. mellow presence of toasted wood. alcohol peeks through from middle to end. smoke is faint. finish is sweet with melanoidins and caramel.

Mouthfeel: low-full body and smooth with low carbonation

Notes: very delicious take on the style. rich and full flavored. sweet and stealthily strong. this was their '09 batch which if i remember correctly is not nearly as smokey as the '08

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Why do I have to justify my rating with a written review?

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of dhd1491
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear coppery-red with some tan foam that dies down quickly. Aroma is smoky and yeasty.

Taste is above average. Not sweet, but malty with a little smoke, but not overdone. Could use a little more bitter hops for balance. A little oakiness comes through, but, again, not overdone. Mouthfeel is a little oily.

All-in-all, a good brew that I wouldn't mind having from time to time. For the expense, however, there are beers that I like better.

Photo of drpimento
4.19/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Interesting brew in a really good way. Far exceeded my expectations. Poured with a smallish fine cream colored to very lite tan head and a little lace. Aroma reminds me a little of scotch ale but not quite as pronounced. Flavor's exactly the same way too, except less of a smokey cast and more of the tannin and vanilla. Great body and carbonation. Excellent finish. Little too sweet to drink a lot of, Never the less excellent beer.

Photo of Shamroc76
4.12/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
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*... ;-)

Photo of FLima
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of mummbearsfan
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a chestnut color with ruby red sparkling hues when light interferes. A small creamy off white head has long retention resting for great amounts of time on top of the beer.

So far so good. I was expecting much less of this beer with the way the other review looked but gotta say the nose is this is full of toasty vanilla riddled oak, and thick caramel malt. An butter pecan aroma as well. Very nice.

I like it. Nice creamy mouthfeel, good balance of tannic dry toasty oak. Vanilla and caramel with hints of toffee really come into their own with a bit of earth on the finish. A good beer that I could sip on often.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a barely foggy brown with a decent creme head. Nose is spiced. Seems like clove. Odd for a bock. Flavor is tangy. Definite wood tones. Mild vanilla. Wood tones seem to settle down fairly soon. Ends up on a slightly boozy almost watered down bourbon thing. Feel has a slightly vibrant carbonation and the liquid is smooth and slick. Pretty easy to drink. Not sure if I see much benefit from the oak aging, but it certainly hasn't hurt things.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Oaked Butt Head Bock from Tommyknocker Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.