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Double Vision Doppelbock - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 22
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Double Vision Doppelbock is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Pale and German Munich, CaraAroma, CaraMunich and de-husked Carafa malts to an original gravity of 24 Plato (1.096 SG). The malts provide a dark leather color with ruby notes, a luxurious tan head, and a bready aroma with a hint of smoke. It is lightly spiced with Liberty hops, an American version of the noble German Hallertau Mittelfruh, and fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich. In the traditional manner, Double Vision is fermented cold (48 F) and lagered a full 10 weeks for smoothness. At over 8% alcohol by volume, it is a deceptively drinkable springtime warmer.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-20-2009)
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-19-2011 17:20:26 | More by imperialking
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle purchased at Discount Liquor. 1L swing-top. Served in a Jester King tulip.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin collar and some film, leaving minimal lace. Transparent dark red-brown body.

S - Caramel, bread, cake, dark fruits, milk chocolate, a bit of Whoppers, and a slight hint of complementary oxidation. No obvious alcohol.

T - Quite mellow and smooth, with plenty of vanilla, dark fruits, roasted grains, cake, bread and some malted milk chocolate.

M - Smooth medium body, lower carbonation, no obvious alcohol, and a lightly sticky finish.

D - This was shockingly good. It's a bit too sweet to crush, but it matches up extremely well with the best German doppelbocks and seems to age fairly gracefully as well. I went back for a second pour of this one, and I'm sad to see it is retired. Why isn't Grand Teton re-visiting this beer? It's the best thing I've had from them by a substantial margin.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 20:26:19 | More by MasterSki
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ChristianBlack

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from a friend of mine. Dark brown, almost black with a creamy head. Really nice lacing.

Caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, a slight bit of smoke, really really sweet smelling.

Sweet caramel flavor, slight hints of chocolate and not as much alcohol as I had imagined. Complexity of malt helps.

Thick and creamy, and slightly warm from the alcohol -- very nice!

Quite easy to drink for 8.0%. It wasn't a problem to finish this one quickly. Excellent dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 12:56:51 | More by ChristianBlack
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009.
Very dark brown with only a faint ruby tint peeking through the body of the beer. Dense, creamy beige/tan cap, lots of lacing, great head retention. Looks nice! Big malty aroma, lots of caramel and toffee, cocoa, some prunes, malted milk, chocolate, earthy sweetness, faint vanilla and licorice. As it warmed, more of a bready aroma and a hint of smoke. Smells great. Low bitterness, the flavour was dominated by malt with alcohol providing some balance. Sweet, chewy malts throughout, lots of caramel and toffee. Less chocolate than in the aroma, but more of a plum/prune fruit character mid-palate. Slight hop bitterness in the finish along with some lingering alcohol warmth. Full bodied with creamy carbonation, silky texture. This stuff is delicious. Rich and malty, but still quite drinkable. I picked this up on a whim, not knowing anything about the brewery, and couldn't be happier with the result.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 23:30:04 | More by DrJay
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1L bottle, split with a friend, with my share going into my Duvel tulip.

Double Vision pour a shade or two lighter than stout black. The tan head rises to a decent height, and has some definite staying power. Unfortunately it doesn't leave much of a trail as it creeps down the side of the glass. The nose is straight dark fruits, it smells like a clean quad that doesn't have any kind of spicy yeasty flavors. The flavor is a bit more nuanced, it takes that plum/fig/raisin base and adds a healthy dose of milk chocolate and a slight suggestion of oxidation (little enough that it actually works well with the beer instead of detracting from it). The mouthfeel is absolutely luxuriant, a full and creamy body paired with pinpoint, yet subdued carbonation. Double Vision is a beer my parents brought home from a trip to Vegas, and while I hadn't heard of Grand Teton before, this beer has put them on my radar in a big way.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 03:18:58 | More by axeman9182
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Just shy of a stout in color with a thick tan head that lasts forever while leaving some dots and strands around the pint glass

Smell: Rich aromatics of dark chocolate and prune, with undertones of anise

Taste: Sweetened prune, up front, with developing chocolate tones joined with a bit of balancing hoppy bitterness through mid-palate; intriguingly spicy just after the swallow, the finish provides a lingering chocolate and fruit layer on the tongue

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and creamy, with smooth carbonation

Drinkability: As good as any doppelbock I have ever had; love the balance and, especially, the silky smooth mouthfeel

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 01:54:54 | More by brentk56
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown where a minimum of light shines through. Moderate head that dies to a single layer of minute bubbles, leaving a minimal amount of spotty lace.

Chalky, powedered cocoa aroma.

This is a rich beer, both in body and flavor. Lots of darker chocolate flavors. It's a chewy beer with a touch of alcohol oiliness. There's a much higher level of bitterness than most d-bocks. I like this because it provides balance, but it makes it closer to a mildly hoppy porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 01:32:34 | More by smcolw
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened by OldSock last night, thanks Mike. Beer is brown and dark. Clear and no head, no carbonation, no lacing. Beer kind of coats the glass. Looks OK, wish there was some carbonation.

Beer smells strong like malt, syrup, cherries, its very nice. Very aggressive, no real alcohol aroma.

Beer is medium in body and flat on the palate. Its forward sweet and finishes a little tart but mostly a coating feeling of the mouth. Its not dry, it finishes nicely, its drinkable but again I wish there was some carbonation. A very nice doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 22:00:03 | More by drabmuh
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I believe I got this one from Bitterbill, cheers Bill! Review based on notes

750 ml bottle opens with a whoosh! Pours chestnut with 1 finger of mocha colored head. Superior head retention & lacing

S: Bready, fruitty, woody hops & some boozeyness

T: Follows the nose, plum notes, hints of licorice & brown sugar up front. Breadyness, dryness with a touch of persimmons & licorice as this warms. Finishes fruitty & dry

MF: Chewy, low carbonation & warming once warm

Great drinkability style-wise, like mother's milk GT needs to make this an annual offering & sell in Mizzou or Kansas!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 16:04:04 | More by russpowell
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VikingBeer

Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my imperial pint glass from an awesome giant one-liter swingtop bottle with an informative tag, including a February 2009 bottling date. Thanks a ton to Joe, aka Jojomdma, for the trade!

A moderate pour yields about a finger of dark-tan head that subsides to about 1/4" that persists for all 30 minutes of sipping. The color is a gorgeous ruby-brown, so dark it's nearly black, and totally opaque except at the edges of the glass. A gentle trickle of small bubbles persists, showing off the bottle-conditioned carbonation. Quite simply one of the prettiest doppelbocks I've ever poured, and I've poured quite a few.

A gentle swirl-and-whiff delivers a rich scent of dark currants, Kalamata olives, raisins, brown sugar, and roasted grains with a spicy aroma akin to fresh pumpernickel bread. A touch of coffeeish smokiness carries through the sweet and roasted scents, along with a downright head-clearing smell of fresh white pepper from the hops, which also contribute a subtle tea-leaf character to the aroma. Despite the 8% alcohol content, no boozy fusels intrude.

The taste echoes most aspects of the aroma. First, a rich blast of roasted malt hits the tongue, with flavors of chestnuts, dark whole-wheat bread, unsweetened chocolate. The spicy elements are actually less prominent in the taste than in the aroma, but are still present and provide a nice balance to the dominant roasted-malt character of the beer. Plenty of dark-fruit flavors follow, including the aforementioned raisins and currants. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the flavor is a lovely milkiness that sweeps in right behind the malt, reminiscent of a milk stout, but more pronounced than most milk stouts I've had. Pepper pushes through hard in the middle and contributes to a dry, nutty and appetizing finish. As with the aroma, there is almost no booziness in the taste.

The delicious milkiness that is the most distinctive element of the flavor continues in the mouthfeel, which is smooth and creamy. The carbonation is surprisingly rich compared to most doppelbocks I've had, and might be too much for some. Even over the thirty to forty minutes I spent drinking my pint, the carbonation lessened only a little, revealing a medium-full body. I'm not sure how I feel about the carbonation; the effect, along with the milky flavors, is similar to drinking the world's driest, nuttiest milkshake. I think I like it though.

This is a dangerously drinkable beer. I can think of perhaps one or two beers of this strength that have hidden their alcohol so well. There is no booziness or alcoholic flavor at all. Eventually, the alcohol and the richness of flavors catches up with you, but for the strength of alcohol and flavor this is about as "quaffable" as it gets. I hope Grand Teton is still brewing this so I can try a fresh bottle for comparison, but since this was 18 IBUs at the plant, I can tell it's aged beautifully. At $15/liter, this beer is worth every penny and then some. Grab as much as you can get, make some baked beans and brown bread, and have a party. Thanks again Joe!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 06:23:54 | More by VikingBeer
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the large quart (32oz) flip top bottle: served in a 20oz mug - Pours massively dark marooned brown settling like blood under moonlight black with a slim slivered highlight of dark amber at the bottom. Solid medium sized foamy cap of light sandy brown which towers up with might from a slow pour to creep down to a light skimming. Creates thick cob webby lacing and some spots all over the mug while it settles and is consumed.

Aroma is very well set in a malt laden sweetness with deep figgy, pruney rummyness lathered in a chocolate coating and dashed with a partial roastyness.

Taste grabs with the malt and doesn't let go as it starts deeply tangy with the dark fruity sweetness of figs and prunes, nearly soured, but far more in check and toned down to perfectly dispurse it across the entire palate with a soothing, soft, tangy ease of comfortable silky warming. Creamy dark chocolate laced middle and soft dark cherry and smokey bacon tanged finish.

Big bodied malt covered smoothness and lathery creamyness. Quite a decadent dark malt creation of creamy smooth and soft malt thats semi tangy and very, very ease to let slip down the gullet. The touch of dark chocolate in the middle is superb!

YUM! I'm seeing Double already as this stuff is quite the Vision of Doppelbock goodness. Being at 8% and a full quart this will wiggle your knees when you try to get up after drinking the whole thing. Damn, if ain't worth it! A fantastic brew by the folks at Grand Teton!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 02:29:35 | More by tavernjef
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far333

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Compliments of barleywinefiend
Brewed with glacial spring water according to the Reinheitsgebot, hopped with Liberty and fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich. Bottle conditioned, 8% ABV. 18 IBU.
Served at cellar temp in a pilsner glass.

Deep mahogany colored with caramel highlights and a giant two finger head of frothy dimpled thick foam that lingers long.

Rich and inviting aroma of cocoa and darkly roasted bread. Hints of raisin and smoke. Rich flavor of darkly roasted malt, dark crusty bread, raisins, cocoa, espresso bitterness, leather and smoke notes.

Silky and luscious mouthfeel, very smooth. Full and creamy, slight warming of the cheeks.

Tremendous beer, very rich and tasty. Many thanks for sending this one my way Josh.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 23:20:59 | More by far333
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 10oz snifter

Appearance: Dark mahogany beer; the bar's pretty dark, but I still can't really see through this even when held up to the light. A medium cream-colored head soon fades to a thick, persistent ring

Smell: Vibrant, pretty aromas of sweet caramel malts, toffee, and a good dose of dark fruit. Rich and inviting.

Taste: Tons of dark fruit, sweet toffee/caramel, and a wonderful hint of warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Rich, creamy, almost luscious

Drinkability: Could get you in trouble pretty quick.

Conclusion: Tried this at Sycamore; it was their happy-hour special. Glad I did; this is a beautiful dopplebock, one I'd definitely drink again if I saw it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2010 04:59:17 | More by BedetheVenerable
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown enough to be opaque with a thick, tan head.

Toasty, bready aroma with complex dried fruits and chocolate. I'm suprised at how good this smells.

Flavor is quite sweet, which could be toned down just a touch for drinkability but true to style. Bready, a touch of honeydew mid-palate, juicy raisin and rich malt sweetness, just the right amount of alcohol presence.

An excellent beer full of rich flavors and nuances.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 01:28:54 | More by brownbeer
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Mora2000

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle provided by bu11zeye and tasted at thirdeye11's birthday tasting.

Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet toffee with some chocolate and roasted nuts. The flavor is more of the same with sweet caramel, toffee and some alcohol. A very flavorful and drinkable doppelbock. Medium mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 22:36:24 | More by Mora2000
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alcstradamus

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a big 3 finger head and some good lacing.

Smell is boozy raisins, s'mores, caramel, and citrus and floral hops. Big, clean aroma that is extremely pleasant.

The taste is burnt caramel up front with a bit of coffee bean bitterness in the finish. Not as sweet as I was expecting when cold, but as the beer warmed the sweetness started to peek out. Lots of alcohol soaked raisins, an oak-like character, and a bit of pine resin round out the flavor. Very tasty. I would say it is almost like a dopplebock/stout hybrid.

Body is full with quite a bit of carbonation. This gets heavier and heavier as it sits.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer and one that will probably fly under most people's radar. The only knock is that the quart (!) size bottle is waaaayyy too big, even for 2 people. That isn't to say it isn't drinkable though, I just wish it came in smaller bottles.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 03:19:05 | More by alcstradamus
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bitterbill for this one!

12 oz. sample bottle - "Not for Retail" -

Pours hazed dark brown with a thin lasting light brown head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of sweet dark malt, dark fruit (prune/plum), toffee. It has a rich maltiness with a touch of earthiness. Wonderfully aromatic.

The taste is very sweet upfront - malty - with anise, chocolate, sweetened prunes, toffee. A slight hint of roast mixes in, with a touch of earthy bitterness that balances enough of the sweetness that it is not cloying in the finish. Some alcoholic warmth shows.

Full-bodied, a bit thickish, but with an oily, malty smoothness.

A sweeter (though with some balance) doppelbock. A nice, malty, warming sipper.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 13:40:49 | More by jwc215
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clickpush

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pour: Liter bottle into wide mouth glass. Bottle opens w/o so much as a hiss, but presents a lively beer. Pretty brown body w/ large brown/orange head. Head starts big but recedes quickly. Leaves smattering of lacing and thin halo. No visible carbonation.

Nose: Big caramel & salt butter smell. Fruity, rich, and something of a fatty content. Attractive but scary at the same time.

Mouth: Big rich flavors, raw grain, chocolate, dried pitted fruit, mocha coffee. Very complex flavors, delicious. There is an odd first-flavor, super sweet compared to the rest of the flavors. Mouthfeel is a bit flabby - not much concentration around the mouth. Overall, nice flavors though too strong (IMO) for a whole liter.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 07:29:47 | More by clickpush
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hylton44

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is really an exceptional beer. Shared with me by a friend, who'd gotten a quart-sized bottle as a gift. Dark - very dark brown to black (though tough to say for sure, as the lighting was a bit dim) with a luxurious, pillowy head. Fantastic fruitcake-sort of sticky (in a good way), bready, full maltiness. Thick in the mouth, with a warm, pleasing vapor rising up from the tongue, after each sip.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 01:13:08 | More by hylton44
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had the one liter bottle aged a few months at home. Enjoyed on our Honeymoon in Yellowstone. We liked it so much, we picked up a few more bottles that they happened to have there.

A: A first, there is a two or more finger head, but on subsequent pours it is much smaller. The color is reddish brown and the head is dark dark tan.

S: Strong. Smells of cooking sugar, molasses, maple syrup. There is no roast or hops, it's sweet. It similar to a roast-less RIS I could see someone saying. Problem is it's just too much. To strong.

T: Very caramely sweet. More molasses. It doesn't taste like cherries, but it is a similar dark taste. Maybe too sweet? But that's a good thing for me and Dopplebocks. It's very unique, but almost perfect.

M: Mich lighter than I would expect from the look and smell, but still very smooth. The sweetness gives it a little bit of a sharpness.

D: It's just great. Good to share with a big group for sipping on during a meal or slow conversation, but drinkable alone for a good buzz or more without feeling too heavy.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2009 18:34:39 | More by mdwalsh
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strattor

Idaho

4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous deep brown from a 1 liter bottle

Strong, delicious chocolate smell, plus a little roast coffee.

Really wonderful, deep flavor. Very complex, from chocolate to bourbon-like.

Very full mouthful, rich and palate-coating.

I wish I could keep drinking this forever.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 00:03:54 | More by strattor
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an incredibly dark brown. Still quite brown though, I couldn't call it black at all. And I can see some bubbles running through the glass to the top. The head is massive, like 4cm+, a light brown color, and it leaves incredible lacing. I couldn't ask for a better looking doppelback. As for the smell, the first thing you notice is a very grainy smell, and very specifically a munich malt smell - I mean, like fresh-milled munich malt. There's a bit of chocolate, a little burnt, toasty note. Also, quite a bit of caramel in there. I can kind of senes some smokiness, not like smoked malt, but that nice roasty presence that gets smoky. I'm not sure entirely, but I think I can sense some hops, a bit of spicy leafiness expected from noble hops. The graininess keeps up to the front. When I went in for the taste, it came up just how I wanted it, too. You start with a little bit of dark, nearly roasted chocolate. Then comes that thick, viscous, bready malt. It's chewy and grainy, with a little bite of spice. I can almost taste the alcohol, but otherwise, this is very clean - no fermentation off-flavors. The caramel comes and goes at different drinks, balancing the roastiness at times, and other times it's balanced with the spice. Aside from the alcohol, this has an incredible taste - at times it reminds me of a stout/porter but with a much cleaner fermentation profile, which I really love. And I find that when you get a nice drink when you get a bit of the head in the mouth - I think it helps to mask the slight edge of alcohol. The body is incredibly full, full in every way, in malt body, a little bit of herbal flavors, the carbonation rushes to your mouth when you drink without a sting. I guess I have to deduct just a little bit for the alcohol flavor. And I may truly be underestimating the drinkability here, because it's a 750 mL (I think) and it slowed me down significantly, though I wanted to drink it as quickly as possible. I think you could make a whole night out of one bottle, at the right pace, but I'm sure I would enjoy every last drop of it. I'm really amazed at this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 00:33:41 | More by taylorhamrick
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carps12

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into chimay goblet. Color is brown with a reddish brick tint. Nice head that stays. Smell is lots if caramel, malt, slight Dark fruit. Taste has a lot of caramel notes that finishes with a dark fruit taste that I like. Great mouthfeel that makes thus go down easy. It is almost creamy with not to much carbonation. Solid beer. I like this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 23:21:46 | More by carps12
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wooo Hooo!!! No more waxed tops!! 1ltr bullet shaped flip-top picked up at the Bozeman COOP on our MT trip a few weeks ago... Sharing this one with Brenda... mine is poured into my shaped SA glass.... paid about $13.

1" tan head... the head has a definite gold color to it.. the brew is daaark for a dopplebock.. very dark brown but when held to the nearest bulb, it reveals a crystal clear deep ruby color... very pretty..

Nose is thick and very full of heavy malts... not sweet smelling.. just very malty.. sorta a plummy fruitiness... wow.. you don't get this much in doppelbocks (in a good way).. I would expect a long boil or decoction made this one as aromatic as it is.

Flavor is very complex for a doppelbock... a bunch of stuff going on here.. thick maltiness... some slight chocolate... is this what melanoidins taste like???? sorta a pruney frutiness with a bunch of malty sweeness.. but it still seems very drinkable despite the great body and slightly light carbonation.. the only thing that I can complain about is that it may be a tad sticky... but overall, I am damn impressed with this one... very very smooth.. and the complex malt characteristics come in waves as it warms up.. this may be the best example of an American dopplebock that I've ever had.... I love Capital.. and Autumnal Fire .. but this is certainly more traditional at every corner.

Boise COOP Matt told me earlier this week that he ordered some of these brews in.... I am super stoked... I will certainly be picking up my share.. This is a "grown man's" dopplebock.. big on every account... and a sippin brew for sure.. but with the massive bottle... I am.. and you will be too.. sippin for quite a while.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 08:30:36 | More by JohnGalt1
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich dark ruby to black color with tan head that rises quite well and dissipates to a thin rim lace. Nose is very traditional for the style with plenty of "goat's breath" dark bread breadyness, perhaps a suggestion towards a dessert cake (Black Forest Chocolate?), and a slight fruityness in the mix - maybe a jammy fig or dark cherry. Palate is a whopper with roasty malt, caramel, and just enough hop bitterness to keep it from being too sweet. Finish is long, malty, and rich. Excellent example of a doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 01:06:27 | More by yemenmocha
Double Vision Doppelbock from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.