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Playa Hator - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 03-31-2014)
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anhigdon

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-29-2014 13:44:28 | More by anhigdon
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Where sweetness of bourbon meets the savory sweetness of Bock- the imagination of Louisville brewers have done what historic monks couldn't. With a kiss of the heavenly elixir, the natural flavor of double bock never had it so good!

With its russet, reddish brown pour, highlights of chestnut and garnet ribbon through. Modestly hazed, the lager sheds an ivory blanket that skirts the beer wall to wall. Its light moderate retention and light lace falls still nearing the session's end.

Bold malty aromas flood the nose with bready-sweet scents nearing spice cake and rum. Toasty, nutty and maple all waft about while the growing caramel, coconut and oak layer upon. Unmistakable bourbon alcohol tingle the nose upon the first sip.

Its malty sweetness commands the balance early and often. Honey and toast at first, but more savory crusty-sweet notes emerge. Almond, cashew and pecan meet a maple, date and fig-ridden center. Balanced only by the most tepid of herbal hops, its long and savory finish relies on oaken spice, alcohol and low bittering.

Its sweetness is hearty to the mouth as its varying degrees of caramel offer a mild cloying texture that renders the beer much more sipping than quaffing beer. Its long finish trends bourbony, spicy and port-like.

Where the bourbony sweetness and malty sweetness have their charm, I'm missing the deeply savory melanoidin tone that classic dopplebock does. This would provide the much-needed balance to contain the booze and keep the taste squarely focused on the dark lager.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2014 17:43:47 | More by BEERchitect
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-31-2014 02:34:03 | More by dbrauneis
Playa Hator from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.