Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock - Thomas Creek Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev +27.7%
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
4.35/5 rDev +25.4%
Deep, dark brown in color. Caramel colored head, very thick and substantial. Sweet, malty smell. Excellent flavored beer! Subtle chocolate and coffee flavors, not overpowering. Feels nice in the maw - doesn't leave it dry.
Nicely put together brew. Will try several more times probably.
06-26-2012 02:01:30 | More by thegooddoctor_b
4.33/5 rDev +24.8%
Got this on tap, to go, in a growler. Finding it hard to believe this is a dopplebock. Glad to see I'm not alone. My ratings reflect that it is a very tasty beer. But in no way reflect it to stlye. I couldn't give it bad ratings. Sorry, it's just too tasty. Reminds me of a porter. Great pour. Dark reddish, brown color with a tan head that lingered to a small lace. Smells malty, roasted, and with hints of chocolate. Tastes like a porter. Slightly watered, but good roasted malt flavor.Slightly bitter towards the end, and a nice alcohol linger. I can't believe it's such a low abv.
I was worried that the growler may go flat before I drank it all. Not to worry, it was gone before nite end. If you're looking for a bock, I say skip this one. If you're looking a really good, drinkable dark beer. This is up there. I've yet to have a Thomas Creek I don't like.
03-27-2005 06:57:35 | More by finepaws
4.28/5 rDev +23.3%
Appearance: Pours a nice brown color with a nice red tint with an off white head.
Smell: Roasted chocolate and hops is all I can smell. The smell is actually quite faint.
Taste: Malty chocolate punches you in the face with a splash of darker fruit as it's right hook. Exceptionally solid taste with a great aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: A decently strong body with a good amount of carbonation. Once again I can't talk enough about how great the aftertaste of this is.
Drinkability: Not your typical doppelbock due to the somewhat bitter cocoa sweetness. Outstanding and easily drinkable. Put another one in the win column for Thomas Creek!
11-13-2009 05:54:46 | More by towersfall
4.22/5 rDev +21.6%
The beer pours from the bottle with little to no head, there is, however, some redemption lacing going on. The little ring doesn't disappear either, it just hangs out with its small self.
The smell is nice and bready, good in the nose....the taste...this isn't a doppelbock. This might be a regular bock...it really is almost more like a porter though. There is some jammy fruit and nice esters in there....not too lager like. But delicious.
The mouthfeel is medium body with higher carbonation, could use some balance. Plus, I would expect an example of the style to be a bit thicker.
I could drink this all night, I'm not sure what it is, but it is delicious.
05-17-2009 17:38:15 | More by grayburn
4.2/5 rDev +21%
A - very very dark brown pour,with a hint of red, almost black with a pretty small off white head
S - nice roasted malt flavor, a bit of bitter sweet cocoa, a little coffee, dark fruits, figs and a touch of caramel
T - Similar to nose. Has a nice sweetness to it that balances the bitter cocoa and coffee, figs, raisons, and dark fruits
M - Moderate to moderately high carbonation, strong body clean and crisp, nice creamy finish
D - Really easy drinking and great flavor, good show!
12-23-2009 02:20:32 | More by mikedashg
4.1/5 rDev +18.2%
A- Deep reddish brown with a good half inch or so of head.
S- Hugely malty with tons of caramel and yeasty bread aromas. There's even a little cocoa in there too.
T- A little sour malt upfront segues into a nice bready character. Not nearly as sweet as the smell would indicate. There's a nice roasty character on the finish that's almost stout-like. Mild bitterness on the finish.
M- On the full side of medium, slightly syrupy but with ample carbonation.
This is actually a pretty darn good doppelbock. The flavor is not traditional, but it's very nice and fairly complex. Definitely a good beer. Recommended.
07-20-2011 01:10:38 | More by vtfan77
4.03/5 rDev +16.1%
Presentation: Poured from the bottle pictured, into a tulip glass.
A: Dark brown, almost black. Thin tan head with moderate lacing.
S: Sweet malts and alcohol.
T&M: Roasted grains and coffee. Fades with a heavy sweet malt taste and dry finish. Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Crisp and refresing. Nice complex flavor.
Very difficult to compare to anything. Nice complex flavor like a stout with a body similar to a porter.
09-11-2009 01:21:02 | More by cdizinno
4/5 rDev +15.3%
On tap at Stone Soup, Landrum, SC
I tend to favor local beers whenever I get the chance; TC definitely qualifies as a local brewery for me. Of the three I sampled (Amber, Doppelbock, and Pilsner) at dinner, the Doppel (excuse me, DOPPLE)bock was my favorite. It served as a stand-alone dessert after a great meal, but would pair nicely with good chocolate and ice cream, for certain. It would also be a winner with anything blackened (catfish, even). Not too sweet, not too bitter, a good balance. Definite coffee notes abound. A nice, oily finish stands out in my memory.
03-26-2008 13:36:51 | More by drperm
Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock from Thomas Creek Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.