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The Creeper - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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The CreeperThe Creeper

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BA SCORE
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 55
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 10-25-2010)
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ajkeefner13

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

04-30-2012 00:07:41 | More by ajkeefner13
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Hannah


5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is the best beer I've EEEVVVERRRR HADDDD, bottled, outa the tap, whatever, delicious. Dark dark day when I could no longer go into my local Three Floyds and take home (yet another) growler of the dark goodness.

IF ANYONE somehow manages to still have a bottle of the stuff, I am without a doubt willing to throw down a pretty penny for it!

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 20:53:33 | More by Hannah
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

11-19-2011 23:36:13 | More by FievelGoesWest
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DocDownUnder

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

11-14-2011 10:17:39 | More by DocDownUnder
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yepbye2

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

12-06-2013 17:16:16 | More by yepbye2
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denimdemon

Indiana

5/5  rDev +22%

11-16-2011 14:16:38 | More by denimdemon
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Lukafer

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22%

11-15-2011 02:51:00 | More by Lukafer
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Lozanoa11

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22%

11-26-2011 12:37:53 | More by Lozanoa11
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AnnArborJoe

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22%

05-10-2013 17:13:16 | More by AnnArborJoe
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

5/5  rDev +22%

04-07-2012 22:11:00 | More by sliverX
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Imbibed at the FFF Brewpub 10/29/2010.

Appearance -- Pours a deep brown with scant ruby highlights and one finger of frothy khaki head.

Smell -- Chocolate and patent malt, morning's first cup of coffee, and plums. Not especially aromatic, but what is present is quite good. Wish I could've given this higher marks in this category.

Taste -- Right off the bat is a tidal wave of chocolatey roast malt along with coffee and cream, and gentle leather. Prune and red grape wrangle the chocolate malt in to give the beer style authenticity. Finish is black coffee with baker's chocolate and leather.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body with moderate soft carbonation. Very nice, indeed.

Drinkability -- This beer is almost too good. I know what you're thinking: "Nate, this is some straight-up homer talk." Maybe so, but this has been the best tap-only FFF beer I've had since I caught the beer bug. Rich, roasty, and incredibly drinkable. Granted, this is a pretty left-of-center Doppelbock, but in the best way possible. I expected this beer to be passable within the style, but this kicked my expectations into the gutter.

My bartender told me that he wasn't sure that this was going to make it into bottles. For heaven's sake, please let him be wrong!

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2010 03:28:40 | More by yeahnatenelson
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-14-2011 17:51:25 | More by cosmonick
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-23-2011 02:57:17 | More by whartontallboy
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mmmhopslam

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-25-2011 17:07:42 | More by mmmhopslam
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SuperNova777

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-14-2012 22:54:52 | More by SuperNova777
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-02-2012 21:18:06 | More by trxxpaxxs
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sbricker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-14-2011 15:05:12 | More by sbricker
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From FFF's beer list:
A ridiculously massive dipole bock brewed for Pelican's 10 th anniversary concert and box set release. There are no words to describe this beer.
23 IBUs, 9% ABV, $5 bowtie glass

Pours a dark red... So dark it looks black. Tan head is thick and velvety... Dwindling slowly into a wisp of cloud-like bubbles with a collar of foam that retains very well. The garnet and amber color is gorgeous as I hold this up the light and behold its beauty.

A roasty and chocolatey note greets me first. A very slight spicy hop note comes across as well, but the sweetness is very noticeable. The sweet notes come through in the taste-- a big roasty note hides a slight earthy quality. The cocoa comes across and contributes a bit of bitterness that meshes well with sweet malt notes. A thick, creamy iced-coffee feel and flavor on the finish.

The body is very full... Luxurious and velvety feel with a perfect amount of carbonation. Just great.

The overall drinkability of this beer is phenomonal. I can't imagine drinking any other dopplebock now that I've had this. FFF must love Pelican and their music, because this beer commemorates them with such style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2010 18:03:28 | More by AleWatcher
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in780

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my bro in law for splitting the bottle with me. Into the pint glass. Here we go:

A - Looks rich and dark. Nice head, sticks around.

S - Toffee, caramel and dark fruits. Smells good.

T - Pretty darn good. A little sweetness, a little heat ( but hidden mostly well), lots of flavor. Touch of bitterness from the hops I balanced.

M - Creamy and thick - feels great!

D - I'd like to have more than I could reasonably drink - 1 bomber is plenty.

Well done beer in one of my favorite styles.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 22:00:07 | More by in780
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nkersten

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Chris for sharing this growler, one of the beers I was most excited to try after I showed up to the Pelican show and all the kegs had blown early. Vigorous pour, black liquid with a small dark tan head that settles to the edges. Even though this wasn't bottled, the label on the FFF blog is amazing, one of the best beer labels I have seen to date - extra points here as I think this is part of the appearance. Smell is coffee, burnt sugar, caramel and licorice. Taste is big on the black licorice, but settles into a creme brulee burnt caramel sugar, minimal hops and a bit of roasted coffee bitterness. it was a sweet beer, but not in the way that other beers in this style are, which is to its advantage. Heavy body and light carbonation, most likely from the growler but still good. I really enjoyed this beer, it was unlike any other doppelbock I have had.

Serving type: growler

11-04-2010 14:37:46 | More by nkersten
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared this one with beeruser and funkydelic at one of our weekly tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, cotton candy, and brown sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and slight coffee. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a great tasting brew. The aroma was very intersting as I have never smelled cotton candy in a beer before and for that to be out of a Doppelbock was just shocking to put it lightly. The flavor was pretty darn tasty with the nice subtle hint of coffee going on here. Again, another first in a Doppelbock... Not sure if FFF messed this one up or meant to do this, but whatever the reason, it worked quite well. A definite must try... Just wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 18:58:47 | More by thagr81us
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a dark turbid brown with a small tan head that fades into a mild cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of toffee, caramel, cocoa, nougat, and herbal blasts.
Taste is if the aromas with perhaps a touch of cut wood and smokiness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick, semi dry, with aberry and cocoa lingering.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 23:48:15 | More by weeare138
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured forebodingly dark with a half-inch of tan head that leaves rings of lace. Hell of a dark dopplebock. Smell was primarily rich chocolate. Taste followed the smell with chocolate and roasted malt, slight lactic sweetness and a hint of raisin and dark fruit. Mouthfeel was medium-heavy, nice and creamy, with nice carbonation that wakes up the tongue. Overall, very good. One of the best dopplebocks I've ever had. Quite honesty it tastes similar to their Moloko, but at 9% packs a well-hidden punch.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 04:46:29 | More by JackieTH
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westweasel

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured out from a 22 oz. bomber into a Russian River goblet.

The beer pours out almost black and opaque with a very thin beige head. The aroma is filled with lots of chocolate, some roastiness, and maybe just a touch of smoke. This smells like a great baltic porter. I'm not getting many toasty notes.

The taste is dominated pleasing chocolate flavors with a hint of roast and again maybe a hint of smoke. This is a delicious baltic porter.

The mouthfeel is pretty full, and feels very smooth and creamy.

This is an excellent, drinkable beer. It's not like most of the doppelbocks that I've tried. But since this is made to be more "dark and disturbing" - it does fit the theme of what they were doing. Excellent job!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 03:34:19 | More by westweasel
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-08-2013 01:11:57 | More by IdrinkGas
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The Creeper from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.