25th Anniversary Doppelbock - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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3.1/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.
Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, fruit, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, caramel, and toffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is decent but the barrel aging on this one is very subdued and boring in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 21:16:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.31/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown with amber hue and med to low carbonation. Strong smells of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is very similar with strong bourbon & vanilla flavor with notes of caramel, toffee, and oak. Overall this is definitely a brew for lovers of bourbon forward beers which I am. Possibly my favorite anniversary beer from Karl Strauss to date.
2/17/14 NOTE: Tried it from the bottle after this review of the draft. Beer is definitely not as good. Buttery smell & similar buttery flavor quality as well.
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2014 20:25:53 | More by Oneinchaway
4.19/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
As a novice fan of dopplebock's I was unsure of what to expect of a bock steeped in a bourbon barrel. The result was stellar. It holds the sweetness of a bock but adds a distinct bourbon flavour which lingers long on the palate. If your looking for subtle taste, you won't find it here. Instead, you'll begin your sip with the sweet bock before the bourbon smashes its way through to fill your tastebuds. This is a definite sipper due to the lingering flavour and the high ABV. If you like to change it up this is a bock-twist worth trying.
Serving type: on-tap
02-04-2014 04:21:30 | More by JSuperman
25th Anniversary Doppelbock from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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