Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
Pours a lighter fizzy 1/4 finger head that fades semi quickly, over dark ruby maroon brown colored beer with hints of ruby light coming through.
Nose has a bit of booze to kick it off (as this is poured at about 55-60 deg F, some typical esters assosciated with it. Then comes the malts, plenty of dark wheat like aromas and brown malts, a bit of a molasses and caramel like sweetness, bits of dried fruit, a slight biscuity malt aroma, and some light lager crispness.
Taste starts with darker malts actually, a dark malty flavor with a light cocoa and come caramel flavors, hint of molasses, and dark wheat flavors. Then the fruits, with light dried fig and date, fluffy and rich though. A little bit of booze comes through, warming at first but gets slightly tingly, with a touch of esters as well. I even get hints of spices like a cinnamon a little nutty like. The full body feels like it's melting in my mouth which is an interesting touch. A very slight hint of chocolate covered brandy soaked raisin adds a nice touch as it moves towards the malty finish. It stays a bit sweet on the finish, sticky as well, with more lingering malts, dark fruits, touch of cocoa, and some booze tingle.
Mouth is full bodied, decent carb, and some warming and tingly booze, but a bit sticky on the finish.
Overall pretty good, again haven't had a bad beer by them. This doesn't hint full on for most doppelbocks but a pretty good representation. Nice malts, fruits, plenty of booze which is one thing that is lacking in most doppelbocks, a full body with a lager crispness, and even some hints of darker malts like chocolate and crystal.
01-12-2012 19:19:50 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +0.3%
From 01/28/12 notes. Thanks to jslot38 for sharing this one. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
a - Pours a deep dark amber color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Leaves some light lacing on the glass.
s - Smells roasted malts, toasted malts, caramel malts, light dark fruits and raisins, and bready malts. Nice and malty.
t - Tastes of caramel malts, fruity malts, bready malts, dark fruits, raisins, figs, and toasted malts.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.
o - Overall a really nice beer from Jack's Abbey. Lots of malts and nice fruit to it, and very easy to drink. Very excited to try more of their stuff an EBF.
02-01-2012 01:58:54 | More by mdfb79
3.63/5 rDev -9%
Thick lasting head that leaves a solid ring of lace after every sip. Dark amber with ruby overtones. Mild haze.
Mild smell of light crystal malts and floral hop. No alcohol aroma as I would normally expect.
Malt start with a spicy (not hoppy) finish. Sweet without being cloy, the taste has several distinct stages: after the sweetness comes a warming alcohol moment that gives way to the bite of alcohol burn in the swallow. The spice steps forward as black and white pepper. The aftertaste is surprisingly brief, but the warmth (from the alcohol) lingers on.
01-27-2012 23:57:10 | More by smcolw
4.36/5 rDev +9.3%
16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Adams Hometown Market, Monson, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" tan head over the clear coppery brown brew. Head holds on admirably, with lasting lace. Aroma is nutty and spicy.
Taste continues the nose, nutty upfront, a peek of fruit in the middle, with chocolate and balanced bitterness through the close. Amazingly smooth mouthfeel, and so easily drinkable. Warming does creep up on you slowly. A great brew.
02-19-2014 03:23:19 | More by ppoitras
4.25/5 rDev +6.5%
Deep reddish brown in colour with an inch of fine, medium beige foam. Good head retention. Malty aroma with a bit of alcohol, raisins and dried fruit, biscuit and toast, slight sugary character. Really nice flavour, balanced combination of aroma characteristics along with mild to moderate bitterness. Malty throughout with bready and biscuity notes, grain and dried fruit, alcohol in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, smooth texture, mild warmth. I liked this quite a bit. Another solid beer from Jack's Abby -- they continue to impress me.
06-01-2014 20:34:08 | More by DrJay
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
Bottle opened on 7.30.13
Bottled November 2012
A - Pours a clear, very dark orange-almost brown, wieht a one inch light tan head with good retention.
S - Caramel, raisin, dark fruits, roasted malts.
T - Caramel, toasted bread, raisins.
D - Good carbonation with a medium body.
O - Good caramel, fruit, hard to believe this is a lager.
09-06-2013 04:18:04 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.01/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a slightly chill hazed reddish brown color with a fluffy beige head that persists forever. Caramel, molasses, dark burnt sugars and dark dried fruits, its a malt heads wet dream. Very light aromas of earthy hop provides almost no balance. The flavor is malty and rich with all of the aforementioned aromas playing a part in the flavor. Heavy molasses with a hint of smoke dominates the flavor while the other tastes add character. Rich sweet and frigging smooth. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly syrupy mouthfeel. Great Americanized version of a dopplebock.
06-08-2013 02:07:06 | More by johnnnniee
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
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