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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 22
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2014 00:50:24 | More by Houser
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Florida9

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear, dark chestnut brown. Forms a moderate sized light tannish colored head that fizzes away fairly quickly. Next to no lacing.

S: Aroma is wonderful. Deep caramel malts. Raisin, toffee, and a mild nuttiness.

T: Unfortunately, the taste falls apart for me. Strong flavor of caramel malts with notes of raisin and plum. But then there is an acrid taste. Not necessarily burnt…more like a bitter chemical aftertaste. Oddly, the beer then turns saccharin sweet. A simply unpleasant finish.

M: Medium bodied. Somewhat abrasive. Mild bitterness. Lower carbonation.

O: It's a decent beer. Better as it warms. But there are some off-flavors on the back end that I don't care for. Alcohol is well "hidden," but I think it's presenting itself in a form other than typical heat and spice.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:34:49 | More by Florida9
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666_MPH

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

03-14-2014 23:07:12 | More by 666_MPH
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

03-14-2014 01:36:31 | More by Hophead717
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Ohmmygawd

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liquid bread is a perfect way to describe Doppelbocks to someone who has never had a doppelbock. As for describing The Saxonator, I would call it liquid raisin bread toast.

A- Deep dark amber. With a white head.

S- Wheat and raisin bread toast.

T- Taste sits on the back and sides of the tongue. Raisins followed by a buttery wheat toast taste and finished with a little spice.

M- This beer fills the mouth and provides a very filling feeling. I like how the carbonation lingers on the tongue with a buttery toast taste.

O- I enjoyed this a lot. I remember having raisin bread toast with butter for breakfast before going to church during lent and this is really took me back.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 21:14:02 | More by Ohmmygawd
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wc94wc

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-09-2014 23:10:13 | More by wc94wc
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cosmicevan

New York

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a jacks Abby snifter.

Brew poured a semi translucent amber ruby purple brownish color with a thin head that was gone quick and not much lacing at all.

Nose is toasted caramel plums, very marvel like with crystallized malts.

Taste is quite pleasant. Matches the nose with very caramel toffee biscuit and toasted crystallized malt. Some roast on the back end.

Easy drinking, abc is invisible, a bit watery in how it goes down, but bold in the flavor dept.

Overall a really nice dopple. Would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 00:57:26 | More by cosmicevan
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keithmurray

New York

3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - brown liquid with beige colored head

Smell - toasted caramel, burnt toast

Taste - toasted caramel, burnt toast, toasted nuts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight sweetness upfront followed by a toastiness, smooth finish

Overall - decent Dopplebock, although not as refined or complex as its German counterparts

Price Point - $4.99/16.9 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 00:19:12 | More by keithmurray
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2014 16:16:28 | More by morningthief
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dcp27

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-03-2014 04:44:51 | More by dcp27
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-03-2014 02:13:56 | More by ZEB89
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MadScientist

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 23:34:49 | More by MadScientist
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 02:29:03 | More by bigred89
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2014 22:44:58 | More by HopsHopenstein
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-28-2014 20:33:31 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-26-2014 02:11:17 | More by Griffith
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Abra

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First Jack's Abby beer and I'm quite impressed!

Pours a very nice mahogany color with a generous head.
Has a sweet raisin/caramel smell.

Taste has a lot of depth, which blends together perfectly. There's a definite raisin/rich dark fruit sweetness that sinks into a roasted, nutty, almost smoky caramel like flavor which finishes with a nice hop balance to even it out.

This is a must try!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 22:34:33 | More by Abra
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2014 01:17:26 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2014 11:56:14 | More by Prost76
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-22-2014 18:21:55 | More by kvgomps
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: 16.9oz dark brown bottle. Served in a tall stein.
It pours a deep coppery amber color with a rather large foamy beige head. The lacing trickles and slides slowly down, leaving patches and webby lines behind.
Smells of plums, figs and raisins floating in dark rum mix with smells of brown bread and light whiffs of resinous, spicy hops.
The flavors are definitely malt forward. I’m thinking of rum-laced Figgy Pudding. Tastes of prunes and raisins in fresh baked bread are quite noticeable. The spicy hop bitterness does its job in keeping the malty sweetness in check, but eventually fades into a distant memory towards the end (in a good way).
At 9% ABV, Saxonator doesn’t even attempt to hide its boozy nature. You won’t be tricked with a sneaky alcoholic punch with this brew. Alcohol is present and accounted for in the smell, taste and aftertaste. It is exactly what you expect from a big, beefy Dopplebock.
What does surprise is the fluidity and gulpability of Saxonator. Looks are deceiving here. Some Dopplebocks can become a bit too thick-bodied and/or cloying in the mouthfeel. Not this one! Creamy, velvety, but very drinkable! Maybe too drinkable?

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 15:21:28 | More by BeerResearcher
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CJRubes

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-20-2014 22:10:25 | More by CJRubes
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anaids

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

02-19-2014 14:41:13 | More by anaids
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 03:23:19 | More by ppoitras
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2014 22:43:31 | More by campfirebrew
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.