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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
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270 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%


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Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: alexgash on 12-23-2007)
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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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brdc

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks wasatch and fishdawg 71 for this one - got one from each, which allowed me to share with a buddy :)

Poured from the small capped bottle into a snifter, it is a nice, clean, brown with a reddish hue, with a nice tan head that shows little retention but a decent lacing.
Aroma and taste are clean and malty, as you expect from the style, although a bit underpowered. Vanilla and roasty, sugary malty notes form the aroma, and the taste is very similar.
Body is medium.
This is a nice brew, a bit thin for what I like for the style, but on the other hand that adds to its drinkability. Certainly worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2008 00:56:37 | More by brdc
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flexabull

California

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle received as an extra from Wasatch, thanks again!

Pours a bright clear copper color, with a faint white head.

Aromas are bready, spicy, biscuit like, and a bit tea like.

Beer has a very toasty character. It has a spicy yeast flavor, tea like, and with a touch of sweet malty creaminess. Finish is crisp, with a subtle warmth to it.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. A bit prickly, but it does feel pretty smooth and full.

Drinkability is this beers strong suit. Not an overly flavorful beer, but it is tasty enough, and very easy to drink considering that this is an 8% ABV brew. Not bad at all... worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2008 19:59:59 | More by flexabull
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz as an Extra in a recent trade with Wasatch.. Big Thanks.. Poured into my New Belgium snifter.

Aggressive pour produced a 3" head that finally laid down sheets of lacing in the last 3/4". Crystal clear amber brew... not as dark as most.

Malts are caramel and low chocolate... pretty clean smelling but there are notes of yeasty fruitiness... sorta a husky graininess throughout... nose could use a little bit more malt complexity.

Flavor is quite a bit better than the nose.. bready and light toffee with touches of brown sugar.. a little chocolate with an earthy presence throughout... not getting alot of alcohol, but it is there... brew shows alot more complexity as it warms.. but still could use a better malt profile. Body may be on the light side, but the sweetness and earthiness make up for a few shortcomings. Very drinkable for sure.

No doubt, I would buy this beer if I had it available to me... it may not be a strict doppelbock.. but a damn nice beer none the less. Another big thanks to John.. I feel sorta privileged to be one of the first reviewers of Devastator.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 08:18:46 | More by JohnGalt1
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

This pours from the 12oz bottle a clear amber with about a 1" head of foam that recedes quickly but it has some good lacing after the pour.

The smell has notes of roasted malt, caramel malt, grain, and a touch of chocolate. It also has an "earthy" nose to it.

The taste is of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt(it's light), caramel malt, and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel is pretty light and it finishes slightly sweet, watery, and again, some alcohol. I think the alcohol is just too invasive in this brew and prevents me from appreciating the actual flavours which come across as too light. I *do* think that they have a base here that can be worked on/tweaked and it *could* be a nice sipping brew but, imho, they aren't there yet.

Thanks again John for giving me a chance to taste this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 19:59:19 | More by Bitterbill
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deepsouth

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer poured a very nice amber brown with a pretty thin head that receded quickly. lacing was minimal.

the smell is bready and grainy with a hint of alcohol.

the taste is also alcohol. it's malty sweet and spicy, but not peppery. there is definitly a smell and a taste that coincides, but i can't pick out what it is.

the mouthfeel of this double bock is a bit thinner than expected for this style beer.

this beer is very drinkable, but not very double bock-ish.

thanks to barefootbrewer for sharing this beer with me.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 14:46:13 | More by deepsouth
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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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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz. twist-off bottle, poured to a pilsner glass. This is a new one from Wasatch/Utah Brewers Co-op, with a fun label showing a rampaging giant of a bighorn bursting through what looks to be downtown Salt Lake City (a la Godzilla). Side label reads:"Utah will never be the same", an 8% ABV beer changes everything, huh (it IS a start...)?

A small sticker on the neck says: "Unlawful to Remove - 989228"; this seems like that "Do Not Remove Under Penalty..." tag on a mattress, but I won't mess with the powers that be on this one.

Thanks for sending go to John (aka Wasatch).

A: Very clear, a ruby-tinted copper with small, scattered carbonation. Little head, some fizzy off-whiteness that is gone quickly, leaving a pencil-thin ring and puff of topping film in the middle. It's a lovely color and has a sharp clarity, but the lack of carbonation and head /lace drops it a bit.

S: Decent chocolate and toasted grains, oddly more fudge-like than cocoa and hinting at roasted nuts. Mild sugary caramel and a dash of cinnamon (on baked apples?). As it warms there's a faint smokiness, which seems to me a bit like a stale ashtray...hmmm...it's strangely musty, but the more I smelled it, the more I liked it

T: Caramel and cocoa with a gentle spice zing. Loads of grain, a little sugary and a little smoky. Pretty malty in the finish, a drawn-out cereal toastedness that never quite dries out.

M: Has a fuller body and a thicker, coating mouthfeel. Smooth going down, it leaves a slightly sticky (almost gummy) residue. Adds just a little spicy tingle and a subtle alcohol heat in the finish.

D: A pretty nice doppelbock, but somewhere in the midrange of quality compared with all those fine ones out there. Easy enough to drink, worth a try, but probably not a 'must have'. Still, I applaud UBC for adding this to their regular lineup...

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 02:31:47 | More by msubulldog25
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Wasatch

Utah

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the new Wasatch beer. It has replaced the Wasatch Pale Ale, I am a little bummed about that, but...

Pours a super clean/clear dark golden brownish color, nice carbonation, small fizzy off-white head, very minimal sticky lacing. The nose is very malty, slight vanilla/sweetness, some spices, and lots of caramel. The taste is malty, slightly sweet at first sip, spicy, and lots of caramel. The alcohol is hidden very very well, just a slight warming effect. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a pretty tasty brew, it's no where near a Celebrator, but it is nice, very drinkable. Also, I would consider this brew, more of an hyped-up amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2007 02:43:47 | More by Wasatch
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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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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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