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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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318 Ratings

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-16-2013 00:19:35 | More by valkyre65
Photo of wisrarebeer


4.1/5  rDev +12.3%

$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

03-23-2012 02:35:08 | More by wisrarebeer
Photo of bort11


3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

Big thanks to Wasatch for this one.

12 oz bottle poured into an Ommegang fluted tulip. Thin tan head that quickly recedes. Not a lot of lacing involved. Color is a dark but clear caramel reddish brown. Very pretty color to look at.

Smell has a strong caramel malt flavor, with a bit of bananas and cloves. Taste is a lot like a cola, sweet and caramelized. Flavor blossoms as it warms up. More dark fruits and a peppery spice become apparent.

Mouthfeel is a thin creamy texture. Great to try something new.

08-23-2008 04:22:00 | More by bort11
Photo of colts9016


3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Appearance: A rich deep mahogany color with a beautiful reddish hue. There was a one finger head that dissipated to a quarter inch line. There is effervesce coming from the bottom of the beer.

Nose: A rich roasted malt nose, with a nuttiness, caramel, molasses, some phenol, and alcohol. There are hints of esters and raisins.

Taste: A deep intense malt rushes at your palate like a linebacker going for the the quarterback. There is a nice caramel, molasses, raisins, and some smokiness. There are notes of wood, nuts and some esters.

Overall: A very malt concentrated beer with some other nice flavors to accompany it. The mouth feel has a nice alcohol warming to it. The finish is sweet inciting you to keep drinking.

12-27-2008 05:17:07 | More by colts9016
Photo of TwelveOunces


4.18/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

01-08-2012 20:13:22 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of abex44


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-08-2013 05:16:07 | More by abex44
Photo of dbossman


3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

A: Caramel colored with virtually no head; quite bubbly throughout though

S: Slightly sweet; grainy with a touch of wet hay and raisins; a bit simple but pleasant

T: Pungent alcohol that doesn't quite mesh with rest of beer; caramel and nutty maltiness does sit on top of the grainy quality; there is some good complexity here but the stingy alcohol flavors make this a sipper

F: Pretty good--especially the way it sits on the back of the mouth

D: This is a sipper and as state earlier the alcohol harshness makes this a bit difficult to swallow but I like ho the sweetness doesn't overwhelm like it often can in this style

08-03-2010 23:24:14 | More by dbossman
Photo of nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-04-2013 02:09:21 | More by nzerbe
Photo of Buebie


4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

02-18-2009 21:17:27 | More by Buebie
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2014 20:04:43 | More by KeyWestGator
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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

Thanks go out to wasatch for this one.

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. A little libation while studying for my LSAT. Label is a very cool depiction of a snorting ram rampaging through a downtown. I assume this has something to do with the writeup that talks about how "Utah will never be the same" after sampling this beer. My hopes are sufficiently built up. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 fingers of light tan head. This settles to a thin yet complete coating of foam with some lacing. The lacing develops nicely as I drink the beer. The beer itself is a bright mahogany color. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Mild caramel malt with what I think of as a distinctly lager metallic like bite.

Taste: Mild caramel malt upfront with smoky undertones. Ever so slight bitterness throughout. Slight notes of honey in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkabilty: Nice and malty, just like I like 'em. A great example of the full bodied doppelbock that really feels like you are getting a hold of something.

06-01-2009 21:58:43 | More by beveritt
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-12-2013 22:55:32 | More by JakerLou
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

12-01-2013 23:59:03 | More by DerwinWentworth
Photo of Patrick999


3.35/5  rDev -8.2%

Had from the bottle at the Park City brewpub.

A - Poured into a Squatters IPA glass, it had a deep pruney appearance, big nice-looking head for a doppelbock.

S - Big and raisin-y, cinnamon-sugar, like a pastry at a bakery.

T - Raisins encrusted with sugar, this was a sweet brew - too sweet to my palate, I could not find anything to dry it out.

F - Seemed to combine a heavy body with heavy carbonation.

D - Out of all the beers in Utah I tried, this was the most difficult to drink. It wasn't *bad* by any stretch, it's just that the sweetness and the fizzy heft conspired to really bog me down here. I finished it, but just barely....I had the second half of the bottle in lieu of dessert.

This concludes my tour of Utah beer.

02-26-2009 14:15:41 | More by Patrick999
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-10-2013 21:16:58 | More by JamesStreet
Photo of Nerudamann


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured from a bottle into a mug/stein.

Look - sort of a deep, medium brown with about two fingers worth of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell - sweet and malty with maybe just a hint of some spices. Hops are not very present.

Taste and mouthfeel - a little bit warming and very noticeable are the malts, but it's not terribly worty-tasting either. Only a slight "alcoholic" taste, not bad for the abv. Just a little bitter or biting on the finish and aftertaste. Texture is a bit warming and just slightly on the creamier side.

Overall - a pretty decent brew, but not very intriguing in terms of its taste.

07-16-2011 01:44:00 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of Arithmeticus


3.45/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured chilled in tulip glass

A: dark copper/amber; nice gentle beadstream of carbonation; thin but creamy head; decent lacing
S: malty aroma; very heavy on the caramelized side of things.
T: the ABV is perfect, but it is rather simple for a double bock; caramel, toasted grains; a touch of honey and lemon in the aftertaste

04-22-2012 03:34:31 | More by Arithmeticus
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

07-14-2012 22:43:07 | More by ssjkyle
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-01-2013 06:40:51 | More by RDW
Photo of Unchi


4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-07-2011 14:13:12 | More by Unchi
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-23-2012 12:51:51 | More by videofrog
Photo of Traquairlover


3.35/5  rDev -8.2%

Thanks to colts9016 for this bottle.

12-oz bottle poured into a pilsener.

A = Clear reddish amber, very small off white head that dissipated very quickly, no lacing.

S = Light caramel notes but those are pushed aside by an almost astringent bitterness uncovered when swirled, once that subsides however, we are back to the bitter-sweet cocoa smells I normally associate with a doppelbock.

T = Caramel, cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, light floral tastes at midpalate and lasting into the finish. Alcohol is a little too noticeable.

M = Medium-light bodied, too much carbonation sting. A little too light and bubbly for my tastes.

D = This is a decent beer and I could definitely see enjoying a couple of these at a beer garden, but I think it is pretty squarely average for the style.

02-24-2009 00:50:48 | More by Traquairlover
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-25-2013 23:23:27 | More by vcoggins
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-02-2012 20:37:09 | More by cbcrunch
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-17-2014 04:02:22 | More by zbooks
Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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