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Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock - Thomas Creek Brewery

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: aracauna on 10-26-2002)
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birchstick

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

07-01-2012 21:40:59 | More by birchstick
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thegooddoctor_b


4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 02:01:30 | More by thegooddoctor_b
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Daktah

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-21-2012 19:05:28 | More by Daktah
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olbubba

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

06-10-2012 16:54:43 | More by olbubba
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syndelee

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-07-2012 00:39:32 | More by syndelee
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wgfxkmf

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-29-2012 03:16:33 | More by wgfxkmf
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Mora2000

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 02:40:48 | More by Mora2000
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-04-2012 10:25:10 | More by buckyp
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-17-2012 23:04:19 | More by BrewtalAlement
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ajaxivan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-28-2012 21:48:22 | More by ajaxivan
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rramsey

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-27-2012 20:28:47 | More by rramsey
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locckdown

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-24-2012 22:39:52 | More by locckdown
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-12-2012 20:47:41 | More by UltimateLivewire
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-08-2012 07:23:38 | More by OldTime
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, cola-colored brown (think Dr. Pepper), with an inch of slowly settling, cream-colored head. Lacing is sticky and abundant. Big time bready maltiness and significant chocolate in the nose. Noticeable sweetness. Brown sugar, toffee, hints of figs and other fruits, bubblegum.

Very tasty! Lots of bready malt, dark chocolate, light roast, faint booziness, and just a touch of syrupy sweetness. Medium-full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation but also very smooth and creamy in the mouth. Lingering stickiness and aftertaste leaves plenty of malty, sweet, complex breadiness and a late emerging floral hop bitterness.

Perhaps a little hoppier and less full bodied than you'd want, but I enjoyed this one nonetheless. Not up there with the top examples of the style but deserving, in my opinion, of a higher rating than the one the BA community has bestowed upon it.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 05:52:49 | More by tobelerone
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-25-2012 21:37:33 | More by ltdantheman
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SarahHealey

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-16-2012 21:00:35 | More by SarahHealey
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turdadactyl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-07-2012 16:27:58 | More by turdadactyl
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 00:36:11 | More by chinchill
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BeerNut78

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +44.1%

01-26-2012 00:15:13 | More by BeerNut78
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark brown, darker than I'm used to. Light reveals that it's clear, with some reddish tints at the edges. Big fluffy two-finger head, medium tan with some nice soft brown shades. Moderate retention and lacing.

Smell is nice, but has some odd candy-like aromas tucked in there. Big and sweet, with caramel and bubble gum. Has a smoky background. Some nutty malts there in the middle. Smells decent, but not great.

I really am getting bubble gum in this one. That's slightly odd, and I think it comes from a combination of residual sugars and light spices. But it comes through powerfully in the finish - big, round, sweet, sticky, and pink. A bit of smoke, and a slight twang (alcohol? hops?) add some variety.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side. Carbonation is good. Doesn't have the chewiness I want.

An okay doppelbock. Not the worst, not the best. Has a strange mixture of smoke and sweet candy flavors that doesn't sit well with me.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 04:26:56 | More by zeledonia
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a: This was a deep, dark chestnut brown. It poured with a medium sized, creamy head.

s: Nutty, bready malts with hints of dark fruit.

t: Sweet bread dough, moderate chocolate syrup, and well hidden hints of alcohol.

m: Perhaps a bit thin ofr the style.

o: This was clean and well made overall, I just wasn't quite big enough imo.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 21:04:57 | More by DIM
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masstransplant

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark copper. Thin head that's gone almost immediately. Smells of toasted malt and light chocolate. A bit too highly carbonated...this gets in the way of getting a good taste right up front. The taste is of heavily roasted malt but the finish is watery. Nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 04:07:31 | More by masstransplant
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-27-2011 00:51:24 | More by whitekiboko
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dowen44

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-21-2011 18:04:42 | More by dowen44
Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock from Thomas Creek Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.