Henry's Farm Double Bock - Two Roads Brewing Company

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86
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tigg924 on 03-25-2013

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Ratings: 102 | Reviews: 23
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Photo of Boto
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber: This one pours a clear, darker coppery/amber color. There was a finger of tan head that didn’t linger long. Some lacing. Nice nose. Lots of caramel malts, but the sweetness is somewhat subdued. Getting some faint fruits, spiciness and a bit of earthiness. The taste is good. Just a bit sweet, with a hint of dryness in the finish. Caramel malts, hints of spice and some dark fruits. This is nice.

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Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, low carbonation, red-brown in color, clear

Smell: toasted malt, caramel, and grain

Taste: caramel, grain and a big dose of butter cracker

Mouthfeel: light body for the style, sweet, low carbonation

Overall: A very solid, buttery and malty beverage. The booze on this one hits quick. I would get this again if it was on tap.

Photo of far333
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 2/20/13

Clear copper colored with a beige head of thick foam that slowly settles out. Low aroma of toasted malt and fig.

Rich and malty flavor, subtle sweetness, offset with noticeable bitterness, but well-balanced. Flavors of toasted malt, fig, toffee, and a hint of leather.

Even mouthfeel, full and smooth, finishes tingly. Good representation of the style.

Photo of rdilauro
2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This one poured an mediocre amber with very little head There was not much of any detectable nose except for the presence of malt.
The initial taste was a bit flat, but no question about this one was malt heavy.
This one was big and soft with a malty aftertaste.

Doblebocks are just not my favorite style..

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours clear and purely copper in color with a sandstone colored half-finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds.

Smell - Caramel with light toffee. Earthy and grassy hop undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose, but with more hop presence. Caramel with a hint of toffee met by equal hop notes consisting of mineral earthiness and grassy character. Finish is bittersweet with lingering caramel and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel - Near full in body with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky texture with a dry finish.

Overall - Eh, an okay doppelbock. Doesn't quite hit on the deeper malt notes that I prefer in my doppels. The hops are also just a bit aggressive for the style. Despite the flaws, its still a drinkable brew.

Photo of Gmann
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey brown color , a bit murky. The head is small and wispy, settles into a sparse cap.

The aroma is a touch doughy and meaty. Hints of smoke. Nice bock aroma. Simple but hits the mark.

The taste is of a slightly toasted malt with a hint of the doughy Munich malt. Light caramel and pepper. Some tea like notes. Lager like notes but lacking the double bock bang.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but it's light and has enough of a bitter offset.

Slightly disappointed with this beer. Started off well but needs more of a beefy flavor.

Photo of PBoegel
4.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely brilliant. Huge malt nose. The beer itself looks like a perfect grade A maple syrup in color. Tight beaded tan head, about quarter inch.

Cookie dough, cherry, concord grape, jam, graham cracker.

Medium full bodied with excellent blend of carbonation and hop bitterness.

Finish is semi sweet but clean.

Photo of Stum-pub
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't remember much when I had this at the two roads dinner at Cask Republic, but it was the best out of all! Wish I wasn't as drunk to give a better description! All I remember saying was this is the best one! This is the best! Hopefully will get to try again very soon!!!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

On-tap 4/7/2014 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a coppery reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, dark fruit, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of dark fruit and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character and lager yeast. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tan fizzy bubbly 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, no real lacing, light legs though, semi clear slight hazy cranberry slight mahogany red color.

Nose brings sweet candy malts, syrupy like candy, reddish candy apple, caramel toffee notes, fruity esters riding on the hint of booze, a little creamy nougat, touch of a grassy hop thing.

Taste brings more candy malts, plenty of caramel an chewy nougat, little toffee and even a bit nutty. Lots of candy caramel, a candy apple candy, and some fruity esters in there with more candied fruits, candied nuts, mild date fig paste, nutty toffee candy, etc. Hint of warming alcohol, some mild spicy hops in the background barely there. A little biscuity toasted wheat and candied cookie biscuit. Finish is a little sweet still, touch sticky, lingering spicy earthy hop bitterness, more candy toffee caramel, and a little warming booze lingering.

Mouth is fuller bod, thick and a bit syrupy but chewy and fluffy a bit as well, decent carb, little warming booze.

Overall not bad, about what I expected for a doppel bock... er I mean double bock, an American version. Pretty well done, no real flaws, but still there are some amazing ones coming out of Germany and hard to beat those. But this is a good version for an American doppelbock, but in all too sweet sticky candy like and not enough of the toasted biscuity wheat bock like notes.

Photo of sulldaddy
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I sampled a cellar temp bottle of this brew poured into a mug. The beer poured a rich mahogany color with garnet highlights. Very little beige head foamed up and faded quickly to nothing.
Aroma is caramel and toffee with some light brown sugar and general sweetness. Not getting too much hop character here.
First sip reveals a clean and straightforward beer, texture is slightly sticky and thick with gentle rolling carbonation.
I dont get any hops on the flavor really, maybe a little bit of an earthy finish each sip, but this is a malt forward brew. The ABV is well hidden and I finish the bottle fairly quickly for a bomber.
I enjoy this beer as a malt lover and found it to have no flaws for the style. Well done beer!

Photo of davey101
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Bottled on 02/20/2013. Pours a clear dark amber/burnt red color. Two fingers of thick sudsy off-white foam settles down to a thin cap. Nice lacing and retention.

S – Sweet grainy malts, candi sugar, spices, toffee and hearty bread. Touch of alcohol heat. Smells really inviting and nice.

T – Very sweet toffee and brown sugar which eventually works its way into bready malts and some light spice. A bit too sweet, although allowing it to warm up helps out. Slightly bitter/coppery aftertaste. Creamy and full mouthfeel, really nice. Alcohol is well masked.

O – A decent, albeit over sweetened doppelbock. It’s pretty reasonable given the $5 price tag but I can’t see why someone living in CT would choose this over Hooker Liberator.

Photo of PatrickCT
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into a pint glass.

a: Semi-clear amber honey color body. Two finger foamy head. Settled fairly quick.

s: Grainy malts..rye bread, brown sugar, toasted bread.

t: Sweet. Brown sugar, toasted rye, spice. Slightly astringent after taste.

mf: Medium to full bodied. Creamy with a little stickiness.

o: Nicely done and good for the price but for me a little too sweet.

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark copper colored brew, clear and nearly a rosy hue with a very healthy tan head that provides generous layers of lacing. The aroma is fairly subtle with deep caramel malt and licorice brown sugar as well as some tart rhubarb nuances. Nice. The flavor exudes more bready, biscuity malt goodness but this is impressively smooth and offers a unique blend of floral, pear and licorice with root beer sweetness. It's so perfectly blended , especially for a bock beer. The body is solidly medium with fairly quiet carbonation and a very smooth feel. One of the more enjoyable bocks I've had though it does push the sweetness a bit perhaps.

Photo of datalager
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funny thing, poured from a bomber into an Innis & Gunn stem glass. A beautiful garnet red body and off white head the quickly dissipates. I took a sniff and thought it presented nicely...malty, a little sour...some gentle hop balance...maybe vanilla...and oak??? Then I took a sip, and immediately Innis & Gunn came to mind. So I thought perhaps it was a mind game, a trick played because of the glass I used. But dang if this thing doesn't present like an oak aged beer. So yeah, I read the description here and it says "aged in rye whiskey barrels." That definitely makes sense, although I can't find supporting info on either Two Roads' website or on the bottle itself. Curious. Ultimately a very good beer. Not fancy or gimmicky, just a solid malt style beer. Easy going down.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange, almost amber or red in color with a nice head that trails the glass. The scent is full of caramel and vanilla. The flavor was well balanced between the sweetness from all the malt and some slight grassy notes from the hops with a twinge of burn from the alcohol. I liked the balance a lot and found it to be another great beer from Two Roads.

Photo of mnrider
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark ruby colored amber. Semi-clear with a large tan head. Nice retention
with a few layers of lacing down the glass.

S: malty, sweet with caramel. Dark fruits and sugar. Slight aroma of alcohol
comes in reminding me that the beer is a double Bock.

T/M: Sugary malts. Caramel and toffee. The taste of malty bread. Also sweet
and smooth. Dark fruits come in with a slight hit of hops. The finish is clean
with only a small hint of bitterness from the hops.

O: This Bock is really malt dominated, in a good way. Sweet but a little one sided.
I still enjoyed this beer a lot. It's also easy to drink which is a bonus.

Cheers!!

Photo of Kendo
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bomber into a pilsner glass. Body is clear, copper-amber with some reddish. rusty undertones. 1-finger khaki head on top. Nice presentation of fine-bubbled carbonation rising throughout.

S: Sweet malt nose: caramel malt and a touch of dark fruits. Modest touch of herbal, maybe leafy, hops.

T: Grainy malt foundation - quite bready. Think toasted malt. The dark fruits make an appearance again as well. Modest herbal hoppiness provides balance, though in the aftertaste that light bitterness loses out to the overall sweetness of the malt - as it should for a Doppelbock. Alcohol is not evident at first, though after a few sips I'm noticing the heat in the belly.

M: Light-to-medium in heft. Carbonation is modest, leading to a faintly syrupy/slick feel.

O: This is quite good, is making me think I should drink more Doppelbocks - a style that I don't drink all that often. That's solid praise for a beer, methinks.

Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Clear copper with a half finger thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Pear, darker ripe fruit and alcohol.

t: Caramel malt and ripe dark fruit with some hop balance. Alcohol seems almost showcased rather than covered and may account for some of the apparent bitterness.

m: Medium, nice body with lots of carbonation tingle.

o: A good double bock, not as tasty as a few others that I have had but quite a good example of the style.

Photo of argock
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into a large weizen glass. Bottled on 02/04/14 on bottle neck. Purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT).

A: Crystal-clear chestnut brown with dark amber edges and a big, 2-finger, foamy beige head with good retention and a lot of lacing at the top and bottom of the glass.

S: Dark caramel maltiness with light herbal hoppiness. Yeast esters are low but a little fruity. Alcohol is not evident in the nose.

T: The flavor is very good with a blend of dark malty raisin and fig with a light touch of roastiness and burnt caramel. Very clean with minimal to no yeast esters. Hops are pretty neutral but mainly earthy and light herbal. Alcohol is low.

M: Not heavy and mildly crisp with medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

O: Henry's Farm is a nice dopplebock and very clean and easy to drink with no booziness and a good caramel character.

Photo of CharlesRiver
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very interesting beer. Pours out a dark, reddish brown with a creamy white head. Really nice malt driven aroma with some raisins and toffee coming through.

Taste is much bigger than the nose. Candi sugar sweetness balances with a solid malt backbone. Alcohol does slightly come through but helps balance it out. Big toffee flavor with a raisin note that lingures for awhile.

Overall a solid and fun offering. ABV is high so be warned.

Photo of dheacck11
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour is a rich copper amber with a hint of red haze. 2 fingers of thick, tan head, lingering forever.

Nose carries lots of earthy grain and malt. Subtle hint of sweet. Not too potent

Taste is surprisingly rich and malty. Again, earthy notes of with a rich malt. Just a little hint of sweet milky caramel. Finish is nicely balanced with crisp, bitter hop.

Feel is medium thin, appropriate for the style.

Not my favorite type of beer, but a really good local example. Would have liked a little better balance between the malty sweet and the bitter finish, but overall a good try. Hides the booze readily.

Photo of cosmicdebris
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

2015 release seams watered down compared to years past. Last years batch was much better

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Henry's Farm Double Bock from Two Roads Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.