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The Creeper - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A thick imperial like dopplebock. Big chocolate and it's on the sweeter side, with understated bitterness. A big beer, very dangerously drinkable. Deep brown bodied with lots of retained head. Malty aroma. Bottle in trade from (fill in blank when I remember).

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 04:35:21 | More by Sammy
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at the brewery over Christmas and shared at a recent tasting. Served in a snifter.

Pours a dark chestnut brown with a pretty good tan head. After the initial pour, the head dies down somewhat quickly but leaves some nice lacing and eventually settles into a moderately-thick collar. The nose is really quite sweet straight from the start with some really nice notes of chocolate, dark fruits, and toffee. The taste follows along this path, though isn't quite as sweet or complex as the nose. Very smooth. Good light chocolate notes and a bit of caramelized dates. Medium body with good carbonation. A nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 13:48:56 | More by Thorpe429
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-11-2013 15:29:22 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-14-2013 06:50:10 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-13-2011 23:18:19 | More by spycow
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emerge077

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Doug for sharing this FFF beer I never thought i'd see.

Poured into a tulip glass, it had a reddish brown color with a tan head of creamy foam. A thin collar of lacing around the edges and a broken skim results after a few minutes.

Nutty maple aromas, toasted malt, generally mellow.

Flavors are similar with a mild but persistent bitterness. Malt forward, somewhat toasty and even slightly rich in feel. For a year old doppelbock, this is holding up nicely. Lightly chocolatey and nutty with mild coffee undertones. Pleasant overall and worthwhile for sharing.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 06:03:57 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-30-2013 22:38:11 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with d0b and naproxen at Three Floyds. Served in a bowtie.

A - Poured with a finger of light tan foam that settles to a thick ring and leaves behind spotty lace. Dark brown body that's quite close to black, but reveals some transparency at the bottom of the glass.

S - Dark fruits, chocolate, heavy rye bread, and light alcohol notes.

T - Taste has nice roasted malt, a touch of espresso, dark breads, and chocolate. Finishes with lingering bitterness. No obvious alcohol in the flavor.

M - Carbonation is a touch zesty for this style of beer, and the bottom seemed a little undersized for a 9% brew.

D - I could have easily had a glass on my own if I weren't driving. It's an unusual doppelbock, but the difference is positive one in that it attenuates the cloying sweetness that plagues certain beers of this style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2010 04:54:05 | More by MasterSki
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of heavy chocolate and roasted malt. I also get a little cream character in the aroma. While it smells delicious, it doesn't really smell like a doppelbock.

The flavor is similar. The dominant flavors are chocolate and roasted malt, but there is also a little dark fruit hidden in the background. The alcohol is present in the flavor and the aroma, but the beer is still easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 01:30:24 | More by Mora2000
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-16-2011 03:26:49 | More by oline73
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-07-2011 18:42:00 | More by imperialking
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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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into large tulip glass - thanks to mikesgroove for this awesome extra

Pours a full deep dark color with some brighter ruby edges, frothy tanned head fades, streaky lacing left on the glass.

Nice scents of dark fruits with sweet edges, dates and raisins, licorice, smoke, with a hint of alcohol warmth.

Slightly sweet and bitter up front with hoppiness. Raisins and dates with some brown sugar, slightly caramelized. Roasted malts provide thick burly backbone. More fruited sweetness with bits of chocolate and hop bitterness followed by fading alcohol warmth in the finish.

Thicker syrupy body, slightly higher carb, fairly smooth drinking. Really nice flavor, good candied fruit sweetness and mild presence of alcohol. I'm not sure this exactly tasted like a doppelbock but definitely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 14:27:09 | More by xnicknj
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into my Three Floyds Pint glass.

A - Pours a dark brown with a thing dark tan head that fades quickly to the edges. Some spots of lacing are left on the glass.

S - Coffee and roasted malts totally dominate.

T - Coffee, bitter chocolate.

D - Lower carbonation, thin body, oily feeling left in your mouth.

O - Roasted malts and thin body.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 03:55:51 | More by HuskyinPDX
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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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AgentZero

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Thanks to spycow for having this around for our tasting.

A - An almost black beer that looks quite dark brown in the body. Decent sized head that receded to an uneven cap.

S - A lot of dark fruit and licorice, kind of pungent in a way I didn't like.

T - Everyone else seemed to like this, but I did not care for it. Huge licorice bomb really destroyed my palate, got some dark fruits on this also, but not a ton else.

M - Nice carbonation balances out the beer, medium bodied.

D - Not drinkable due to the taste for me, the 9% isn't helping. Don't like this beer.

Serving type: growler

10-31-2010 23:26:42 | More by AgentZero
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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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mynie

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Yeah, sure: Satan rules. But that doesn't mean I can't be practical" -Andy Falkous

Bomber bought at the brewpub. The art is all doom metal and shit, and that makes sense seeing as bocks are goat-related and satanism is goat-related and, well, christ there's only so many goat-related things so these two were bound to get together.

The bottle says that this beer was made *with* the band Pelican. Not for. I don't know how that worked, exactly, but I imagine they attempted to dictate the degree to which it rocks.

This smells and tastes like a strong, lightly sour porter. I never would have guessed it was a doppelbock. Partially this is just because American Style dopelbocks--which I don't think exist officially, but are still a thing--aren't that different from American porters. They use bocky malt, but that malt is blotted out by the dry American hops.

This is a good beer, but I don't know what to judge it against. It's remarkably smooth, for its size, and the sweetness-into-dryness of the malts into the hops is bocky, I guess.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 03:58:37 | More by mynie
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewpub on thanksgiving weekend.

A-pours a transparent dark coloa brown with a dark tan colred head.

S-the nose is faint but very roasty in what I do get. Roasted malts and some notes of roasted coffee.

T-the taste follows the nose but bigger. Lots of roasted malts, lots of coffee, some notes of dark chocolate with just a hint of malt sweetness in the form of dark fruits.

M-creamy medium body that is soft on the palate and has a well carbonated finish giving it a nice clean feel on the back of the throat.

D-different than what I was expecting. big time roasted malts with very little sweetness. Still, this is pretty tasty, very simple and straigh tforward, with great drinkability especially for the alcohol content.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2010 23:39:50 | More by cpetrone84
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass (though after the fact a snifter might have been a better option).

3.5 A: Pours black. About three fingers of creamy light brown head with below average retention and just a small ring of lacing.

3.5 S: Good amount of roastiness in this with semi-sweet chocolate making a big appearance as well. Some faint caramel, but overall fairly dry. Malts can be described as grainy, if anything. Grassy hoppiness Not bad, but needs some strength.

4.0 T: Unlike the nose, the taste is big and bold. Roasted malts, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee each exhibit plenty of force. Secondarily, there is a touch of smoke, some lactose-like sourishness, caramel, and dark fruits. Again, grassy hops. Pretty good, borderline 4.5.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy, but could be more so and super smooth.

4.0 D: This is a pretty good beer and is basically an imperial stout brewed with lager yeast. Good taste, no off-flavors, and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 21:42:52 | More by DavoleBomb
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-19-2011 18:42:56 | More by Exiled
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srandycarter

California

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Near black, nice tan head, small and leaves to ring fast. Spotty lace.

S - Chocolate chip cookies and soy sauce.

T - Sweet malt, choc chip cookies and soy sauce, with a shot of booze.

M - Medium to heavy, creamy, decent balance and good carbonation. Hot on finish.

D - Very nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 03:59:33 | More by srandycarter
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two imperial pint glasses. Thanks to HollyAnn for the assist! Special thanks to Steve for the hook up!

A: Pours a dark cola brown/black with rusty highlights. A really thin layer of creamy khaki colored head spreads out on top and quickly recedes to a slight collar with a few whisps of skim.

S: Lots of roasted malt. Way more than expected, which is awesome. Along for the ride is some dark chocolate, dark fruit, and a bit of medium roast coffee.

T: Just as above with chocolate covered cherry, spicy alcohol, and cinnamon.

M: Very nice dryness from the roasty malt which keeps the sweetness from getting out of hand.

D: I really liked this because it's not what I expected, at all. Some rich sweetness that is countered expertly by the dry, roasty malt and slightly solvent alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 01:38:08 | More by GbVDave
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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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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-12-2014 23:21:24 | More by threedaggers
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The Creeper from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.