Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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Reviews by BuckeyeNation:
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
"There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity."
--William Allen White
Antique bronzed orange peel with brighter tangerine trim. The entire 12 ounces entered the glass easily and with room to spare. Barely two fingers of beige foam was created, which is now down to one finger and shrinking. A short collar of lace is all that sticks.
It's obvious from the color and the aroma that this is an amber doppelbock rather than a dark doppelbock. There's a generous amount of toasted-earthy-nuttiness, which means that Munich malt is large and in charge. A better than average smell score is probably being kind.
Devastator Double Bock Ale (shouldn't that last word be Lager?) is decent beer if you like this take on the doppelbock style. There's plenty of flavor and no major missteps, which are positives of a sort. Full disclosure: this basic blueprint has never floated my boat.
Each mouthful delivers brown bread covered with walnut butter and fruit jam. Sweetness stays well ahead of bitterness, as it should, but the beer does not go overboard in that respect and is acceptably balanced for the style. That last burp tasted exactly like dry-roasted peanuts.
Even though the mouthfeel might be the highlight, it doesn't do enough to earn the next highest score. Size is fine and the carbonation is fine as well. Neither more nor fewer bubbles would have worked as well.
Wasatch's Devastator Double Bock is a solid interpretation of the style that might have earned higher scores across the board if I was more of a doppelbock dude. Please take that into account and buy accordingly.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2011 14:41:58 | More by BuckeyeNation
More User Reviews:
3.64/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The Devastator is just that if one tries to session. Having this in Park City during our vacation. The 8% abv makes it a toughy....but it was quite flavorful beer. There was hints of caramel and molasses in the taste with a backdrop of alcohol. The mouthfeel is full body with good carbonation. Overall this was a solid offering from Wasatch.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 02:44:37 | More by WoodBrew
Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.