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The Dominator Dopplebock | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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3.75
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The Dominator DopplebockThe Dominator Dopplebock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by cokes on 10-16-2009

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 61
Reviews by Jparker37:
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4.59/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a mug.

A - Small tan head from a strong pour. Dark brown in color but good clarity when held to light.

S - Rich, rich, rich. Munich malts give it a nice nuttiness. Has a strong caramel profile and a dimension of smooth chocolate.

T - Complex dark caramel with a faint glimpse of some raisin-like red fruits. Chocolate is craftly hidden in the background. Smooth/clean flavor. Hops are present enough to strike a modest balance. Slight touch of roastiness goes brilliantly with a mild alcohol warmth throughout.

M - Full bodied, semi-sweet, medium-light carbonation.

O - Awesome array of smells and flavors. Every wanted flavor is right there or just skillfully nuanced. For sure my go-to from now on for doppelbocks.

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Photo of JRdaSconnie
2.4/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle from fridge into imperial pint.

S: Starts out as full on doppelbock smell, lots of malty, heavy caramel. That rapidly gives way to roast and milk chocolate. Some earthy hop character that I'm not fond of.

A: Deep brown, opaque, rusty tinges on edges. Minimal off white head rapidly falls with no retention. No lace, no legs.

T: Rather muddy, not really a defining flavor. I get again a slight appropriate doppelbock flavor but then that is overwhelmed by Hershey's syrup, cappuchino, that odd hop character, and a flabby bitterness. Overall finishes bitter and burnt, almost stout-like. No alcohol.

M: Prickly and excessive carbonation dries it out and blocks the body. May be medium body but hard to tell. Finishes quite dry with the lingering burnt/bitter character.

O: Disappointed as I have been with several of the other O'So seasonals. Love many of their regular rotation beers but this one is not for me. I'll finish my glass but won't take them up on any more. Kirby Nelson at Capital remains king of western hemisphere doppels.

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Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours dark chestnut under a 2” clingy cream colored foam collar.
S: fresh bread, dark breadcrust
T: Very rich and malty with a blend of dark sugar flavors and dark bread.
F: Medium full bodied, medium low carbonation, creamy.
O: Very good but comes across as more of a Scotch Ale than a Doppelbock.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of cokes
4.67/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, dark ruby chestnut with a tight lacy off-white dome.
It smells of black cherries, toffee, plums, caramel, and brandy-steeped orange rinds. This packs a huge and delicious malt persona, with a slightly bolstered yet entirely congruent hop profile.
Malt oozes through the mouth. Caramel, toffee, black cherry, prune, molasses, honey. It's gripping. It's huge, but it's no monolith. There is plenty of character within its sweetness. Some doughy sweet breads, brown-sugar glazed. Baked apples. There is just a maze of malt nuance. Then hops come with fruity, orange zest bitterness. There is an electricity generated by the friction of the incongruence, yet it only furthers its appeal rather than seeming alien or forced. Port-like alcohol fumes take up residence late, but not to any heavy-handed or untoward effect.
Glossy, satiny, thick, full bodied. Muscular. Taut. The carbonation is low, and allows turns for all of its distinct, delicious flavors.
This is "holy shit" good, and it's among the best doppelbocks I've had. I wasn't expecting it nor was I prepared. I balked at first on the price ($11/ 4pack) and some less than fantastic experiences with O'so, but now I feel foolish. This is the real thing.

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Photo of mobius387
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: nice musty brown with a thin brown head

aroma: light smells of malt and caramel

palate: medium bodied, very smooth, little carbonation

taste: malty, a bit hoppy, but nothing over powering, drinks very nicely

overall: another good brew by O'so. new to this category, so not much to compare to, but this is a beer id pick up again

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Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hilariously goofy label in line with the domination theme.

Pours placidly into a tulip displaying a rust-tinged russet brown color. Murky and opaque, with some slow rising carbonation visible at it's edges, and a spiraling wisp of skim across the surface. The foam has a tobacco stained khaki color.

Aroma is slightly estery with notes of fruity plum, figs, and rum raisin, slight presence of alcohol. A big malty breadiness is there also.

Luxurious feel, rich and chewy. Medium bodied and satiny smooth.
Cocoa, pipe tobacco, plum, raisin, toasted marshmallow, creme brulee, molasses. Slightly sweet at first, rich and malty in the middle, with a slight dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Lower carbonation levels and rich body lend to the extra smooth feel. Pretty impressive Doppelbock from O'so, now I wish I had more than just a single...

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Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of yellow_spotted
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown with a creamy lasting thin tan head.

The smell is of nuts with a muted fruitiness and floral character.

The taste is of a maple-like sweetness with sourdough bread and a floral touch in the finish. Some alcohol shows.

A well-done doppelbock.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jscheuf
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.76/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served from tap in a tumbler at Firkin.

Just what I love with my beer: S & M. And not the Rihanna song, either. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear tawny topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises flowers, dry maple syrup, white bread, and a hint of vague fruit in the short distance. The taste mostly brings in more of the same, with more syrup and a stronger fruit character, one that leans heavily toward green apple. This fruitiness is definitely off-putting and out-of-place (even though this isn't the first doppelbock I've encountered with such an odd flavor). The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a decent d-bock that's ruined by that damn fruit character. I don't know what causes that, but it helps absolutely nothing.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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The Dominator Dopplebock from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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