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Pontificator - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 02-18-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Darker brown color, slightly hazy, with a finger or so of off-white head that receded to a ringlet, lacing the glass. In the nose, smoked ham (I'm guessing cherrywood-smoked malts here?), cocoa, dark sugars; kind of clashy. Taste of burnt caramel, cocoa, smoked ham and bacon, birch beer, rum raisin, and a bit of tea-like astringency in the finish. Just kind of messy. Medium body, uncomfortable mouthfeel. Not entirely bad, but I wouldn't be able to do a whole bottle myself, that's for sure.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into pilsener

L: crystal clear red up to the light; dark brown/amber/black-orange with no light ... more orange than purple; THICK-looking head of tan at least an inch on a medium pour, but the head that looks like an imperial stout head isn't -- it dissipates pretty quickly; the brew is fantastic-looking, keeps a nice collar, no sticking or lacing but it's nice to see a lager brewed like this (correctly)

S: standard dopplebock dates/figs, darker malt with hints of the smoked peat part of this dopplebock; sweet

T: follows the nose closely with that dark old-ale/scotch-ale peat taste in there with the darker-malt fig and dates; sweet but not too sweet

F: no heavier than midweight, drinkable with the carbonation ... easy to deal with

O: not a bad brew at all with plenty of dopplebock taste as the foundation from which the "smoked" part of this smoked dopplebock to give it a twist. much more like the Celebrator/Ayinger dopplebocks than Paulaner's Salvator (meaning malt is darker, closer to raisins than lighter fruit)

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Dark copper in color. Beige tan head.

A lot of smoked malts. Bacon flavors. Chocolate and roast. Some molasses flavors. Very rich. Dark fruits muddled in.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. A nice texture.

Very non traditional dopple, but I enjoyed it. Pretty heavy.

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Pontificator from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.