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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Wasatch The Devastator Double BockWasatch The Devastator Double Bock

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BA SCORE
82
good

270 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%


Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alexgash on 12-23-2007)
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xuptygm

Nebraska

4.63/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Funny label of a ram destroying the Us capital building and English Parliament Building. Dark brown bottle, twist top. Stamp on bottle reads: BORN: 06/08/11.

Pours very nicely with a small head which goes away quickly. Caramel in color with a light cloudiness. Smells distinctly of caramel and malt.

Tastes sweeter than other double bock's I've had but this is a good thing. The sweetness is a mellow caramel flavor which goes nicely with the very smooth mouth feel. It warms the mouth and has little carbonation which I like. Ok, the mouth-feel is awesome-- smooth, mellow, warming, not thick like a stout but thick enough to compliment the caramel flavors.
Alcohol is indiscernible.

This is a "big" beer which I think holds its own against any other in the style. I could drink this all year long, but am looking forward to a few of these in the fall. Another great point to make was that this was a relatively inexpensive beer, especially for what you get. I will definitely be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 21:16:41 | More by xuptygm
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iasanlee

Nebraska

4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a medium brown carmel color with 2 fingers of tan head. Leaves rocky, with some decent lacing.

Smell of carmel and toasted malts. Bready. Toasted goodness.

Toasted malts and bready. Some sweetness mellowed by a slight bitterness. A creamy cocoa flavor. Good complexity, and very balanced. Some hints of dark fruits are there.

Medium in body with smooth carbonation. Sticky.

The drinkability is off the hook due to not having the syrupy overpowering kick yo ass of most double bocks I have had, thus the 5.0. I could drink a sixer no problem... until I have to wake up the next morning. Job well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2008 06:52:06 | More by iasanlee
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from Wasatch, cheers John! Review based on notes

Pours orange/caramel with 2 fingers of beige head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Bready & spicy (cinnamon & brown sugar) with toasty malt & a bit of booze as this warms

T: Doughy, with some cinnamon, leafy & herbal hops, plus dryness, cakeyness & brown sugar up front. More cakeyness, dryness & pecans as this warms. Finishes dry with a nice caramel sweetness

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation & a bit of stickyness & chewyness once this is warmer

Drinks easy the ABV is well disguised, the dryness detracts a bit . A very good dopple IMO

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 14:45:24 | More by russpowell
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this at the Wasatch Pub in the Salt Lake Airport. An Autumn coloured beer that is extremely drinkable for the style; not too sweet and enough complexity once it warms up. I wished this was not so high in alcohol as it would make a great Fall drinking beer. I hardly noticed the ABV in this beer but felt it on the plane ride to Seattle

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 05:04:42 | More by canucklehead
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mousemeyer

California

4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great drinker. Excellent at high altitude! Warm amber color. Strong, clean taste on the palate. Minimal hop taste, but subtle and invites exploration. Pairs with most everything. Should be exported outside Utah. Sucks at tap abv. Head does not last long enough. Question choice in yeast.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 01:26:29 | More by mousemeyer
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock has a very thin, almost nonexistent, off-white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, honey color. There is a little lacing left behind. The aroma is subtle, but one can detect sweet, rich malt and candy or fruit. The flavor is of over-ripe fruit, pecan shells, rich barley malt, some chocolate, and syrupy sugar. It's a little bitter, but not particularly so. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, and The Devastator finishes smooth, sweet, and mellow. A little bit of the alcohol burn shows up on the back half. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 23:46:11 | More by RonaldTheriot
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12Oz poured into pint
A- Pours muddy brown, very murky. hardly any head at all. This is a really dank looking beer.
S- Dark malts, caramel, and even some dark fruits. Really sweet and sugary.
T- This reminds me of a quadrupel. Its very caramelized and has lots of raisin and brown sugar tastes. Extremely sugary sweet. It blends well and is very tasty.
M- This beer is very carbonated. Very creamy mouthfeel. Leaves my tongue somewhat sticky and dry.
O- This is a very interesting beer, not what I expected at all. Its more of a tripel or Quad then any other style of beer. This beer has a big feel to it and is definitely a sipper. A very enjoyable beer if your in the mood for something this crazy.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 20:13:22 | More by TwelveOunces
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climax

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was a mahogany red/brown. The off-white head was quick to form and faded equally as fast, leaving nothing more than some residue on the glass.

A very healthy robust smell of banana, wheat, and sweeter sugary angel food cake are brought into balance by more warming alcohol and biscuity malt.

The taste was excellent, smooth and full of flavor. All the flavors worked together in a doughy goodness; banana, ripe fruit, husk, cinnamon, and warming cognac. There was a hoppy bitterness that kept everything in check very nicely.

The body was nice and full. A sticky doughy feel coated the mouth nicely. The alcohol was pretty subdued by an abundance of flavor and body, very well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 06:26:42 | More by climax
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Glibber

Idaho

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass, not much of a head to speak of. Dark amber color with nice clarity and carbination. Not very aromatic, slight hops.
Decent taste, nutty, malts, not too overpowering for 8% alcohol. For the lack of head, the mouthfeel is pleasing and suprisingly carbinated. I think the drinkability is very good- although you need to be carefull due to the alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 03:32:58 | More by Glibber
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$1.99 for a 12 oz bottle.

A: nice copper colored beer, good creamy head
S: full traditional nose, deep roasted malt, as good as some of the best
T: not as full as nose but very good roasted malt and well-balanced hops, could use a bit more grainy body
M: well-balanced and very drinkable, a bit thin in body compared to nose

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 02:35:08 | More by wisrarebeer
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass, with a big thanks to John (Wasatch) for the chance!

Pours a beautiful ruby brown with only the slightest hint of haze, with a thin but persistent light khaki head.

Nose is full of dark fruits, earthy and over ripe, from figs and strawberries, with just a bit of nutty breadcrust underneath. Really quite good.

Taste follow the nose closely; very earthy from the beginning, the same complex over-ripe dark fruit notes coming on early and strong, heavy dose of figs with some prunes and a bit of red berry adding some brightness, with a nice dose of breadcrusty malt underneath. Hops are perceptible towards the long finish, providing one last accentuated dose of the earthiness that marks this one. Enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, lightly carbonated, with a surprisingly dry finish.

Alcohol is entirely hidden, beautifully balanced and fully flavored. This is an entirely respectable and very tasty example of a style that can easily vary from superb to completely mundane. This falls short of the absolute best German examples (Curator, Celebrator), but a worthy beer that's easily able to stand on its own two feet.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 22:11:44 | More by JohnQVegas
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Buebie

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up from Wasatch, thanks for this extra John.

Poured from a brown bottle with no freshness date, into a Sam Adams turbulator.
Poures transparent, a darker ruby brown with hints of orange. 1 finger of white bubbly head adorns the glass, receeding to a colar of retention and a few bubble islands. Lace is thin and slipper, not leaving much on the walls of the glass.

The aroma is sweet with a mixture of grains, brown sugar, toffee, a faint wiff of chocolate, buttery nutty caramel rolls.

Starts out with a real roasty grain flavor and lots of carmalised sugars, with a touch of fermented dark fruits. Heating up at the swallow and lingering warmth provides a nice touch. Caramel and roasted grains hang around for the linger as does a touch of chocolate. Somthing spicie lingering as well, might it be rye? Or hops? I'm not sure really.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with carbonation. A slickness on the pallete, not thick, but just right.
Finishing with many lingering flavors and a nice clean crisp finish.

This is delicious. Highly recommend getting yourself some of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 21:17:27 | More by Buebie
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Yetiman420

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Fishdawg71 for including this one as an extra.

Really cool artwork on the bottle. A ram exploding out of what appears to be downtown Salt Lake - flames and all. "Utah will never be the same."

Poured into a Unibroue tulip glass.

Dark brown color with 1/2 finger tan head that leaves solid, fine bubble lacing.

Bready malt aroma comes across strong.

Full moutfeel and rich bready malt flavor. Seem to pick up a touch of chocolate aroma and finish as it warms.

Dry and not the least bit sweet which scores points for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2009 02:26:54 | More by Yetiman420
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alexgash

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see another local beer go over the 4% cap! 12 oz. bottle with a very cool label, served at 40 degrees F.

Pours a clear, orange-amber with golder edges. Thick finger of dense, clingy, light khaki head. Rummy fruit and sticky bun malt aromas with a spicy, vegetal hop backing. Light grainy-nuttiness with herbal hops up front. Sugary dark fruits and sweet bready malts swell, with a soapy edge. Faint cocoa and vanilla notes mix with cooked vegetables before a sticky, spicy, noble, mildly bitter hop finish. Medium body. A very clean, well-made doppelbock that is on the lighter side in terms of color. Nice!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2007 00:01:46 | More by alexgash
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barefootbrewer

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured an amber color with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma is grainy, bread-like, and sour with the yeast noticeable. The taste is malty and sweet with some spice noticeable. The mouthfeel is full, but I would have enjoyed a bit more body. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. It seems to get more complex as it warms – definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 22:58:37 | More by barefootbrewer
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark coffee color with a firm but thin light tan head and great lacing. The aroma is a deep coffee malt and peat, deep and edible. The first mouthful reveals a medium bodied tangy medley of coffee smoke and apple malt. This is almost a porter, quite drinkable but there is a bit of alcohol presence enough to avoid guzzling. Some grassy notes. Smoothly carbonated, very unique, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 06:59:35 | More by Durge
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deanhead

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pleasant amber colored bock beer poured a nice voluminous head, which dissipated to virtually nothing. A clean lace did find it's way down the glass. The lace was very consistent finding it's way to the last drop.
Aroma was assertively fruity and slightly bready baguette like in nature
Taste was bready, nice malt back bone, slightly sweet . Very well balanced lager. It's dead on for the style and at 8% abv makes for a pretty big beer.
Medium bodied, with a slick Mouthfeel.
Overall Drinkability- This is a really nice beer. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys bock beer. Style is dead on.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 17:35:53 | More by deanhead
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rkuhnel

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This 12 oz bottle poured a rich and clear deep copper color with a robust light tan head and very nice lacing rings as it settled. Nose of caramel malts with lots of other aromas of nuts, ripe fruit, and even some smokiness. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly sweet with some yeasty fruity flavors. You can detect the alcohol in the finish. Pretty darned good.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 00:02:27 | More by rkuhnel
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle proclaims that this beer "will earn some Big Love," and that "Utah will never be the same." It's deep copper, with light carbonation and a finger of tan head that leaves light lacing. The rich Munich malt delivers sweet and toasty melanoidins - nice and aromatic. Very rich malts are toasty/bready, lightly sweet, and blended with a bit of hops that deliver a mild bitterness. Medium to light body, with nice attenuation for a big lager. Very easy to drink, but it's better to sip and slowly take in its deep maltiness. These Utah brewers did indeed earn some "Big Love."

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 02:37:26 | More by mmmbeer
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a brown color with a large, off-white head. The aroma is very malt as is expected. I get some toffee and bread notes, as well as some vinous notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of toffee and a little bread, as well as some grape-like fruit notes that mix very well with the malt. The alcohol is detectable but not overwhelming. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 20:53:20 | More by Mora2000
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark amber in color, with a large, dense white head, which retains very well. Scattered, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is slight.

Aroma: Lots of caramel, sweet vinous alcohol, and some bread malts.

Taste: Opens with lots of toasted malts and caramel, as the taste progresses, the caramel lingers on, with the sweetness intensifying. Towards the end of the taste, there is an earthy, nutty note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant and drinkable example.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 02:57:24 | More by Pegasus
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #40 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Doppelbocks. Bleh. I rarely find one that I like. That being said, I may not even know what a doppelbock is supposed to taste like anymore.

This brew is nice and malty with a slight sweet tone to it that is smooth. Really smooth. And I think that is what the definition of this beer is: smooth. I really don't have much to say beyond that really.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 05:13:18 | More by RblWthACoz
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wasatch for including this in a trade!

Pours bright, deep copper with a foamy head with nice retention power.

The smell is of caramel/toffee, sweet fruitiness a touch of spicy hops and some alcohol.

The taste is of caramel/toffee with sweet, almost boozy, alcohol. A touch of bready yeast comes through as it warms. An earthy, fruity bitterness gives it some balance, though it remains sweet through the finish.

Medium-to-full-bodied, it could use a bit more heft for the abv, but it stays together well enough.

Drinkability pretty good for abv, even though it does show, but too sweet for too much. A nice one to warm up with.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 16:30:10 | More by jwc215
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Before I get started...my first beer review after my recent move to Utah, and its fitting enough to be a Utah beer, secondly, this could be one of the coolest labels ever, temple square on fire! Style points right there.

Purchased at the State Liquor Store in Vernal, as a single.
Twist off 12oz bottle.

A: Nice brown color, excellent red/brown when held to the light. About half an inch worth of cream colored head with lots of tiny bubbles. Fairly decent lacing all around.

S: earthy, caramel, tons and tons of sweet malt in this one. not really a whole lot else going on though.

T: this is a malt bomb, wow, tons of rich heavy chocolate and caramel flavors are in this one, slight boozey kick at the end. there are some nice molasses flavors in there as well. not much for a hop kick, but that was somewhat expected. what is there for the hops is piney and clean, but pushed way to the background.

M: thick and creamy, this one coats the mouth and is quite heavy, all around a thick, malty beer. slightly warming alcohol note as well. rather clean finish. does stick nicely to the lips.

D: I wouldn't hit this one all night, but I will go back and grab some more to keep on hand. Really a good example of the style, and a solid beer all around. Especially the label. Ramfireytemplesquareawesomeness.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2008 02:13:53 | More by pokesbeerdude
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a deep amber almost brown, clean pour with 2 fingers of head with nice retention. smells malty sweet, caramel, molasses, mild cocoa, sweet nutty notes of pecans/walnuts, raisins. flavor-wise, it is very similar to the aromas.. very nutty, sweet and malty with a nice sugary kick towards the back end. for the abv, it drinks fairly easy with a creamy mouthfeel, medium body, and moderate amount of carbonation.

this is a pretty nice offering, and the first beer i've had from this brewery. i wouldn't mind seeing what they're capable of with other styles.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 00:49:08 | More by facundoCNB
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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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