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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)

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84
good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blakelive784 on 03-13-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Appearance - Ther beer poured an amber hued murky brown color.

Smell - The malt begin the aroma, but there are some thick sweet notes here.

Taste - The oaks and malt come to the front. There is some stickiness that reminds me of maple in the mouthfeel. Even having cellared this one for more than a year, it comes off as a little hot. The aftertaste might be described as spicy alcohol.

Mouthfeel - The malts and their sweetness coat the mouth. It feels like an overly hot doppelbock.

Overall - I am glad I traded for this one. Still, I am not sure I would trade for another.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bought this bottle 2 days before I drank it and then learned it was 9 months old.
Nose: has a spiciness unusual for the style, some banana and wet cardboard notes - oxidized.
Very beautiful beer pouring brilliant reddish mahogany with an off-white finely bubbled 1/2" foam cap.
The oxidized flavors are not working well with the imperial doppelbock flavors - getting banana on the palate, a little over sweet.
Full body, medium low carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.74/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to light patches; no lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, dark dried fruit. Flavor follows aroma, with rich sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, particularly figs and dates, a hint of oak. Starting flavor is much like an English barleywine, but finishes a bit sweeter and lighter. Heavy, syrupy body with mild carbonation. A big, sweet ale that leans closer to a sweet barleywine than a doppelbock, although the malt body is similar. The sweetness could be close to cloying, but is balanced nicely by a bit of dry oak and some light grassy hops in the finish. Not exactly to style, but tastes good and made for a nice malty slow sipper If this is made again, I'd try it for a cold winters evening when the sweetness and alcohol would be quite welcome.

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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

22oz bottle purchased at Mid Columbia Wines and Spirits in Kennewick, Washington, for $7.95. According to the label, this was bottled on August 10, 2013. I’ve sat on it for a while now.

Poured a color somewhere between copper and rust, with a creamy-looking tan head and enough chill haze to make me uncertain as to whether I’m seeing lots of tiny bubbles or little chunks of sediment. Considering that it was bottled 372 days ago, I suspect the latter. The head quickly receded to a thin skiff - not surprising considering how strong this beer is – with a sparse, spotty lace being the only other sign of its once-proud foam dome.

Very big banana-like aroma to this, so much so that it effectively crowds out other aspects, except for an ominous booziness.

Very sweet and malty, almost cloyingly so. There was quite a bit of alcohol heat as well. As it warms, this increases and approaches the point of being undrinkable.

This was a thick-bodied beer. The mouthfeel was coating and syrupy.

Not sure what a Doppelbock Ale is, but I’d prefer to try one in a 12oz bottle, if this beer was a representative of an actual style. As it is, I’m glad to have tried it but won’t feel the need to do so again. Way too sweet and boozy, and too expensive for its limited drinkability.

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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.