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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

261 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 27
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dark strong interpretation of a double bock. Full bodied with a raisiny, dark fruit, slightly roasted and chewy malt character. Lagered for two months, a smooth malt character balances the high ABV of this strong beer.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: taez555 on 12-16-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Sammy, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

djrn2, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

acurtis, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

nmann08, Jan 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Texasfan549, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

kjkinsey, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jason, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Kegatron, Mar 25, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

jlindros, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mendvicdog, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mdfb79, Feb 01, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

smcolw, Jan 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

oriolesfan4, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

imperialking, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Gonzoillini, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

BillRoth, Oct 11, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

ppoitras, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

rab53, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Kelp, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Latarnik, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Zaphog, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

PEIhop, Feb 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

DrJay, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

atrocity, Oct 01, 2014
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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.