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

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The Dominator DopplebockThe Dominator Dopplebock

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 55
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 22.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 10-16-2009

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 55
Reviews by Larrygto:
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%
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 -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of cokes
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
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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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
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 -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.76/5  rDev -27.9%
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 +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours with almost no head at all but is a deep redish mohagany color.
S-Aromas of chocolate and toffee with lots of caramel malt.
T-Lots of sweet malt flavors. Caramel, toffee and chocolate come through very clearly. You get a bit of tartness from the alcohol.
M-Rich and malty. Very little carbonation. Slight tartness.
Overall, this beer tastes great. It's a beautiful deep red when you let it reach the proper serving temp. The rich malt flavors are outstanding. There's no one flavor that overpowers the other. For those who enjoy a good dopplebock I very highly recommend this beer.

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The Dominator Dopplebock from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.