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Toboggan Chocolate Doppelbock - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 41
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PennBrewer on 11-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.64/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a brownish copper with a half finger of off-white head that dissipated at a fairly steady pace. The nose has mild chocolate notes. While I would not necessarily describe the body as “thin,” I would certainly say that it is not as full-bodied as other doppelbocks. The flavor profile focuses on malty sweetness, which particularly comes out as the offering warms. The alcohol is rather well hidden on this one. (427 characters)

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3.73/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.46/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew was served on draught at the Holiday Inn’s Bistro in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Poured off into a Susquehanna Brewing Company pint glass, it glowed a deep, burnt caramel coloring. It held a one and a half finger tall head of tight creme brûlée colored foam, showing brief retention before dissipating into sparse cords of lacing. No haze or sediment was noted, but carbonation appeared to be robust. The nose was composed of cheap cereal grain, vinegar, ruddy apple cores, plastic phenols, mild residual boozy sugars, chocolate biscuit cookies, shortbread cookies, dust, metallic yeast, iceberg lettuce, toasty amber and red grain, candied almonds, soy sauce, and a somewhat roasty caramel maltiness. Comparatively, the flavoring offered mole sauce, amaretto, walnut and almond oils, phenolic clove, powdery chocolates, red cherry flesh, paeudobourbon-esque booziness, stomach acid, burnt soy sauce, raw edamame pods, oily nectary hop oil, plastic wrap, plain popcorn, sea salt, tannic amber malts, faint but cheap chocolate and caramel malt singe, and metallic cotton. The body was medium, but still felt thin as it passed across the lips. Carbonation appeared to be higher. Slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop were only okay, with the mouth left transiently cooled and oiled gapped between dusty wet cringe. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, this was a pleasant enough beer to drink, but we’re not quite sure why they labeled it as a “chocolate doppelbock”. It doesn’t seem to us any more chocolatey than it does a bock. Any “chocolate” flavoring, be it from the malts or additives alike, come a little too close to Nestle Quick instant powder mixed into water. Any “bock” suggestions of grain lack roast, depth, or darkness. To top things off, the feel was overly light, thinning the flavoring further. Either way, it is always a nice thing to try a new local brewery that you can’t find elsewhere. It went well with our making friends with the bartenders, and the complimentary trail mix provided for us, but was otherwise not as exciting or fulfilling as its name suggests. (2,154 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Toboggan Chocolate Doppelbock from Susquehanna Brewing Company
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