Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock - Thomas Creek Brewery
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3.25/5 rDev -6.6%
I would say this was one of the lighter beers of the style I have had.Poured a chesnut brown color with a thinner but pretty well sustained off white head,very light aromas,I picked up some caramel and a passing iron note.Flavors seemed to be a bit watered down to me,light caramel and dark fruit mainly with a little toasty malt,but again the flavors dont show through that great due to thin feel.Eh, an average to below average take on the style in my opinion.
11-28-2009 13:34:18 | More by oberon
3.25/5 rDev -6.6%
Thanks to lostbearbrew for this one...
Pours a cloudy dark rust color w/ no light passing through...a full two fingers of foamy tan head forms and produces decent lacing.
Scent is enjoyable...carmelized malt sweetness up front w/ some vanilla extract bringing up the rear.
Taste is decent...a bit weak in its flavors w/ smokiness hitting the pallet first and a carbonated taste lingering...a nice malt backbone w/ very little hop.
Mouthfeel is quite thin for the style IMO and the carbonation is just too high...making this a one and done for me. Many other fine examples of the style, but glad to get the opportunity to try this offering from Thomas Creek.
09-06-2005 23:38:57 | More by warriorsoul
3.93/5 rDev +12.9%
Appearance: clear, dark brown one inch head
Smell: caramel and toasted malt
Taste: caramel, toasted malt, and with a touch of chocolate
Mouthfeel: very sweet, smooth, light body
Drinkability: This hides the 6.25% abv well. I could have several. While this is not the best of the style that I have had, it is very good. I like the sweet caramel tones.
04-28-2009 04:05:44 | More by tigg924
3.38/5 rDev -2.9%
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a deep red color with a tan head. The aroma is fairly sweet and has a lot of toffee and dark fruit notes. The flavor is similar, with some toffee and lightly roasted malt standing out the most. There is also a little bit of coffee. The beer is very dry overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
05-15-2012 02:40:48 | More by Mora2000
3.48/5 rDev 0%
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. No intelligible date on bottle, despite coded stamp. No sediment in the bottle.
Pours a dark reddish-brown; clear but nearly opague. Has a short-lived and rather small tan head.
Aroma: rather faint but attractive smell of roasted malts; faintly earthy and spicy
Taste: slightly spicy and hoppy flavor, but dominated by medium and darker roasted malts. Slightly nutty. Excellent hop/malt balance for the style, albeit a bit hoppier than a traditional.
M: very good carbonation level; too acidic?; slightly dry in the finish.
O: pretty good example of an American dopplebock, but disappointing given the outstanding brewery that produced this.
01-26-2012 00:36:11 | More by chinchill
4.43/5 rDev +27.3%
Pours a deep brown with a reddish hue in the light. There's thick quarter inch of off-white, brownish head that has great retention. The nose has notes of roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol phenols, and butterscotch. Up front the butterscotch gets your attention which quickly turns to a chocolaty, coffee finish. There are notes of dark fruit and even some toffee and caramel that are hidden in each sip. The mouthfeel is full bodied, rich, smooth, and very well carbonated.
As this beer warms the flavors become something more akin to a traditional doppelbock. At first it was more like a porter meets lager, but after a little while it's a very delicious doppelbock. This is a great beer and another home run for Thomas Creek.
12-21-2011 01:21:58 | More by tdm168
3.86/5 rDev +10.9%
I know this beer strays from typical Dopplebock and leans on the porter side. But as a beer goes without trying to compare what it should be the flavor is tasty and probably my faviorate beer from Thomas Creek. Definitly one I will go back to and reccomend for more open minded less cynical beer drinkers :-}
09-14-2013 03:19:18 | More by Jeffdoghead
3.13/5 rDev -10.1%
A little too thin and not malty enough to qualify as a true doppelbock in my opinion. Although the appearance is fairly good, it looked a bit too pale for doppelbock status. Taste was indeed on the malty side, but the hop bitterness didn't seem to fit well. It was quite drinkable, just not in the way it should be. A decent beer overall.
10-26-2002 13:15:28 | More by Jon
3.45/5 rDev -0.9%
Got this as an extra from chefmikeanderson, this my favorite style & a state I've yet to review
( I think ), Cheers Mike!
Pours an effervescent mahogany tinged chestnut with 2 fingers of tan head. Impressive head retention & lacing
S: Breadyness, a touch of herbal hops
T: Brown bread, a touch of herbal hops & licorice, plus dryness up front. Toasted & roasted malt surface as this warms along with dryness, more brown bread & just a touch of boozey plum. Finished dry with a touch of coffee, full point deduction for straying off style
MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, a bit too dry, warming
Drinks easy enough, the dryness would probably make me move on before the ABV would. A pretty drinkable doople that has a few stylistic flaws, that makesthink this could be a porter, would've scored better...
08-15-2009 01:36:09 | More by russpowell
3.1/5 rDev -10.9%
My first South Carolina beer review
Slightly hazy, reddish brown in hue; Id like to see a darker beer. I had a leaky cap but it still opened with a pifff. Russet colored foam, I was surprised the head rose to three fingers in height! Yikes. Head retention was respectable; it slowly faded away leaving sticky lace in its wake. Wow, there is heaps of lacing; it looks like frayed wallpaper. A soapy cap lasted the entire consumption. If the liquid was more opaque, I call this beer damn attractive!
The nose seems a bit hoppy for a Doppel, grassy and faintly earthy. The malt offers some light roasted notes, acidic with hints of char. It is fairly airy plus there isnt much depth. To brew a Doppel with this low of abv it takes a tremendous amount of skill; Iowas Millstream (IA has an abv cap like SC) failed to excel with their Doppel. That beer was merely good, I wonder if this beer will suffer a similar fate. The aromas are weak and I fear this beer will be frail in the palate. Overall, the bouquet is tolerable.
The palate is thin and a bit watery. There just isnt the malty richness needed. If this beer was labeled as a Schwarzbier I wouldnt complain about the malt. I like how this beer tastes; there is soft maltiness with acidic notes that become mildly sour. It is a bit smoky with some semi-sweet chocolate notes; plus some earthy hops at the back. The alcohol is well-hidden. Im conflicted. What do I score this beer? As a Doppel it sucks. As a Black Lager, it is solid. I have to downgrade this beer, numerically, because of what the label says. But heed these words, enjoy this beer for how it tastes, it is well-made!
Medium-light in body, watery, there is not very much body here low carbonation, it is a bit slick on the swallow. The mouthfeel needs improvement.
This is an easy drinking beer. I do like it. Id drink a few in a row if I could. Ill beat the dead horse once more; this beer is lousy as a Doppel but tasty if you just drink it as is. Thanks timtheenchanta for supplying me some South Carolina beers!
01-17-2006 22:26:55 | More by bditty187
3.53/5 rDev +1.4%
Pours a nearly opaque cola colour, with mahogay notes around the edges. Loose head stays for a bit, and is gone.
Aroma is mainly dark, sweet malt- sort of spicy dark molasses. There's some hops here, kids- but not an over-abundance.
Flavour is kind of watery at the start, then the malt kicks in with a bit of burnt toast on the tongue, then a delicately hoppy finish.
The tight carbonation takes a second or two to get going, then swells fast and is gone. The finish is watery.
It's not the most drinkable beer out there. I think after a few, I'd be expecting something a bit more.
07-19-2005 20:53:08 | More by UncleFlip
3.23/5 rDev -7.2%
A: dark, cola like..thin lacey head
s: maltish, not too pugent
taste: malty, carmel..but not very strong
mouthfeel: moderately thick..not much follow through...not much aftertaste..
drinkablilty: not bad....would do a couple.
this is an ok beer...not much hops to it...but nice and malty, not too sweet...goes well with burgers and fries..
01-12-2007 02:36:41 | More by harpo111
Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock from Thomas Creek Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.