Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a snifter. This was bottled a couple months ago.
Appearance: Pours a dark caramel/medium brown with a cherry hue, and leaves a finger of light tan head, which dissipates to a layer around the glass.
Smell: Dark fruits: plums, figs, raisins, mild chocolate, hint of vanilla sweetness.
Taste: Sweet bourbon barrel character upfront, dark fruits, a hint of chocolate, caramel. Well balanced. Drinkability is high.
Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. I'd like this to be a bit fuller, but not bad. FInishes smooth, and a bit sweet.
Overall: This is a nice, sweet doppelback that took some nice, balanced characteristics from the bourbon barrels. Very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 02:13:42 | More by Resuin
4.48/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 64 oz Jack's Abby growler into a pilsner glass.
A: Pours a deep reddish brown with about half a finger of light tannish head.
S: A faint smell of vanilla, bourbon, oak and some malts. Couldn't really pick up much of anything else, maybe some raisins or figs. Nothing too potent.
T: Caramel malts up front with some dark fruits such as raisins and figs. The oak, vanilla and bourbon come through in the finish. There is a slight tinge of boozyness occasionally but the 9% is masked pretty well. Very good stuff here.
M: Despite the barrel aging of this brew, you can definitely tell it's a lager. It has the clean finish even though it's medium bodied. Quite smooth and enjoyable.
Overall: This is a damn good brew. I came into this with no expectations because I had never tasted or even heard of a barrel aged doppelbock. Jack's Abby does not disappoint with this one. This brew is extremely sweet as a doppelbock should be and even more sweet because of the bourbon. The bourbon does a great job playing off of the caramel malts and dark fruits. Jack's Abby really sets the bar when it comes to lagers. Great brew.
Serving type: growler
01-12-2013 04:27:56 | More by RichD
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.