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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
82
good

301 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-12-2012 03:26:17 | More by MN_Beerticker
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 23:24:14 | More by dbossman
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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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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-08-2013 05:16:07 | More by abex44
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-04-2013 02:09:21 | More by nzerbe
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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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beveritt

Ohio

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 21:58:43 | More by beveritt
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Patrick999

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2009 14:15:41 | More by Patrick999
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 01:44:00 | More by Nerudamann
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-01-2013 23:59:03 | More by DerwinWentworth
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

07-14-2012 22:43:07 | More by ssjkyle
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-30-2014 20:04:43 | More by KeyWestGator
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 03:34:31 | More by Arithmeticus
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-10-2013 21:16:58 | More by JamesStreet
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Traquairlover

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 00:50:48 | More by Traquairlover
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-12-2013 22:55:32 | More by JakerLou
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Unchi

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-07-2011 14:13:12 | More by Unchi
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-25-2013 23:23:27 | More by vcoggins
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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-01-2013 06:40:51 | More by RDW
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videofrog

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-23-2012 12:51:51 | More by videofrog
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seaoflament

California

2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for the opportunity to try this brew.

Pours a clear, brown with ruby edges and a good inch of foam.

Clean lager yeast allows for some toast malts to shine through initially. A bit of a seltzer water aroma. Once the beer is in the glass it opens up some nutty malts, soft chocolate overtones, and a slightly grainy aroma. Earthy with some spicy hops hide in the background. A little mint upfront as well. Caramel and toast try to peak thorough every now and again. A very tame version of the dopplebock variety, you really have to put your nose in there and search for some of the traditional characteristics.

Toasted malts with some caramel, toffee, and soft chocolate notes. Apparent alcohol in the finish warms the back of the throat. Malt flavors almost come off as roasted, with a toasted bitterness. Dry grainy flavor in the middle. A little too harsh in the finish. Not enough maltiness, sweetness, or flavor in this beer. Finishes semi-dry so any sweetness or malt flavor is washed away. Astringent grain flavors.

Medium-low carbonation but, at least at first, it doesn't feel smooth on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 03:28:38 | More by seaoflament
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azdback

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Very light brown, clear color. Few carbonation bubbles lead to a small, half finger head that is very light brown itself and thin. Lace appears to not want anything to do with this beer.

Smell is lightly roast malts and yeast. Sweet smelling, light coffee and chocolate smells and maybe just a hint of alcohol.

Taste is not like the smell so much. It drinks more like a Scotch Ale. Very sweet and medium roast malts. Honey and wheat. No alcohol can be detected from the taste.

Mouth is silky or creamy with round carbonation. Body is medium with an average wet finish.

Overall this wasn't bad but it didn't fit it's style IMO. I really think it tasted more like a Scotch/Scottish/Wee Heavy than a Doppelbock but not a bad choice if you get the chance. Thanks to Rim Liquor for this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 07:39:05 | More by azdback
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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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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-02-2012 20:37:09 | More by cbcrunch
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

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

Originally discovered at Sydney's in New Orleans Memorial Day Weekend. Poured into a plastic cup and savored overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River. So this one's a sentimental favorite.
Poured next into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass on Labor Day for reviewing. Something about Devastators and holidays.

Appearance: mommy, why is the big ram tearing up the Capitol and the Houses of Parliament? Amber color with a half finger head that gets ram-butted out rather quickly.

Smell: Malt, caramel, bready

Taste: Mmm, nice. Wish I was back in New Orleans. Malt and caramel pop in with pecans. Kinda reminds me of an Imperial Russian Stout rather than a doppelbock lager. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: medium; decent carbonation

Overall: A different kinda doppelbock, one that I really enjoy. I originally bought it for the cool label, but the taste and alcohol gives you a nice buzz. Happy Labor Day, y'all.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 01:12:19 | More by brewskifan55
Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.