Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Bourbon Barrel DoppelbockBourbon Barrel Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
82
good

29 Reviews
THE BROS
68
poor

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 95
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BrownAleMale on 09-07-2012

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 95
Photo of ncketchum
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Chimay chalice, cellar temp

A - pours a cola brown with off-white head

S - bourbon, malt, toffee, vanilla

T - good amount of the bourbon comes through, then some sweet toffee, malt

M - fairly thin, a bit of alcohol burn in the end

O - this is a nice offering from Hinterland, glad I got a hold of a bottle. This makes me want to try more of what they have to offer. (383 characters)

Photo of scones
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok, so before reviewing anything, I've got to agree with the other guy who made the comment about the wax. THEY. USED. WAY. TOO. MUCH. The thing took me probably 10 minutes just to get the cap off, and now I've got all these little black wax shavings on my desk. Sure, it's a nice touch, but jesus jones back it down, Hinterland.

As for the beer when I was actually able to pour it...

Appearance: Deep dark copper brown, with maybe a finger of thin white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Definitely get a lot of bourbon straight out the gates, followed by the standard barrel smells of vanilla and oak. A little bit of syrupy smell too.

Taste: Less bourbon than the nose, but definitely present. Sweet and malty, but not as flavorful as I'd like. I mean I really like the flavor, but it's a little weak, almost watery.

Mouthfeel: Too thin. The carbonation is fizzy, not rich, and overall it is lacking in body. I think this is the most disappointing part of this beer - it's like I'm drinking a really really tasty Coors Light or something.

Overall: Good, not great. I'd certainly drink it again, but I doubt I'd buy it again for $6 a pint. Although, this might be a really good session beer - you have to spend so much time fiddling with the wax that there's no way you could get hammered on it. (1,298 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Auburn, brown with a tan head and small spotty lacing.

S - Wet oak, vanilla, light bourbon notes and sweet caramel malts.

T - Toasted bread with sweet caramel malts, hint of brown sugar, vanilla and light bourbon notes.

M - On the thin side of medium with light carbonation.

D - Need to work on the waxing of the bottle. Took me almost 10 minutes to pry the wax off. Seems a little thin and watery for a doppelbock and could use a little more complexity from the bourbon aging. (486 characters)

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pint bottle poured into a Brewers pint glass

Appearance- Copper color with a small amount of white head that dissipates quickly into a small film above the beer.

Smell- I get a sweet cherry smell with a small amount of a charing smell and a slight hint of bourbon.

Taste- Similar to the nose minus the cherry. Very nice toasty/roasty flavor with a bourbon finish. They do a very good job of making the Doppelbock the star of the show, with a small but great supporting role played by the bourbon.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with light carbonation, very easy on the palate.

Overall- They did a nice job here incorporating classic doppelbock flavors with the bourbon barrel twist. If this was not barrel aged it would be a run of the mill doppelbock, but the bourbon barrel aging does just enough to make this a good complex beer. (829 characters)

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Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.