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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
83
good

351 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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

wisrarebeer, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of JohnQVegas
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

JohnQVegas, Jul 07, 2010
Photo of Buebie
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Buebie, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of Yetiman420
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Yetiman420, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Mora2000, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of esanchlsu
4/5  rDev +9.6%

esanchlsu, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of 40ontarget
4/5  rDev +9.6%

40ontarget, May 20, 2014
Photo of barefootbrewer
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

barefootbrewer, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Pegasus, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of kwhittle11
4/5  rDev +9.6%

kwhittle11, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of gnaztee
4/5  rDev +9.6%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +9.6%

BryantForestry, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of InfragilisBrew
4/5  rDev +9.6%

InfragilisBrew, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +9.6%

batt6343, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of DillanWeems
4/5  rDev +9.6%

DillanWeems, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of bernat1971
4/5  rDev +9.6%

bernat1971, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Professor_Yeesh, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Musineer, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +9.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

mhaugo, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

BRadStudios, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Durge, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

RblWthACoz, Sep 22, 2012
Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
83 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.