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Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
83
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92 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BrownAleMale on 09-07-2012

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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 29
Photo of tgraven
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I would never think to age a doppelbock in bourbon barrels, but this works so well. Lots of oak and vanilla balanced by the malty doppelbock. Not too sweet, not too anything. Terrific beer.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bourbon Barrel Dopplebock pours a dark and deep amber color with a small lacing head. There is a very sweet earthy aroma. The taste is syrupy, noticeable bourbon flavors, with earthy notes. Good body, stronger flavors. Overall its a thick interesting beer.

Photo of jwc215
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours brown with a thn lasting tan head. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel, bourbon, prunes.

The taste is of bourbon/caramel - a hint of honey - very sweet. A hint of earthy spiciness gives some balance.

It is almost full-bodied, somewhat sticky. A bit sharp.

A sweet doppelbock made sweeter by the bourbon. An "interesting" brew - sweet and boozy.

Photo of AngusOg
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sazz9
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of NSXAG
3/5  rDev -18%

Hinterland - Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock [Malt Beverage Aged In Bourbon Barrels] (16oz ---> Lefthand Pint Glass : 7.5% ABV)

An extremely loud "pop" as my lighter released the cap from the vessel, a sound that is seemingly meaningless on the grand scale of things, but it never fails to excite my senses a little more and makes me more anxious to enjoy a brew!! An aggressive pour yielded less than an inch worth of khaki colored head, formed of smaller bubbles that sat atop the brownish-ruby colored beer… Not crystal clear, as the beer has a slight haze to it, and an opacity to match, in that it allows a fair amount of light through it… On the nose is a decent amount of sweet maltiness, molasses, a nice helping of whiskey barrel, and a slight trace of tobacco… After my first taste, I was surprised at the delicacy with which it hit my palate!! The sweetness presented by the aroma is much more subdued that I had thought it would be, but the brown sugar is on the forefront of things, mingling with nuances of candied fruits… Midway through some slight coffee notes present themselves, with more hints of tobacco… Nothing overwhelming though, as the whiskey barrel shows up on the back end with a few more traces of dark fruits and caramel… The mouthfeel is pleasant, but just a little too light for me… It allows the sweetness to blend nicely with the bolder elements of the beer, but the finish is still nice and crisp… Overall this beer lacks a certain complexity I've come to expect, and typically enjoy, in barrel aged beers… Somewhat like a 50/50 aged wine, as it's not too oaky, but I feel this beer could have used more of the barrel's influence… Lastly, the hop presence could have been more prevalent, as there's hardly ANY traces of hop flavor in this beer… Another great brew - Cheers!!

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

Once you finally break through the black wax seal, you meet a Doppelbock that can't quite standup to the overwhelming bourbon barrel notes. It's too thin too, and as a result creates a fairly one-dimensional bourbon laden beer that doesn't last long on the palate. We would have loved to seen a heartier Doppelbock, with its backbone intact, and a more subtle approach to the barrel aging. As it stands it just tastes like a watery shot of bourbon with some lingering malt.

STYLE: Doppelbock
ABV: 7.4%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Dark copper, creamy off-white lacing

SMELL: Soft oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee

TASTE: Creamy, smooth, fizzy, thin, sweet, brown sugar, toasty malts, caramel, wood, hints of oxidation, faint boozy linger

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.