Lobotomy Bock - Indian Wells Brewing Company
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Reviews by TeeCee:
2.83/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Quick review: it's rather porterish for a bock or any beer for that matter. Doppelbock is my favorite style, and this ain't it. In any case, I rated this beer on its own merits, not the label on the bottle.
This is available in six packs locally right about now. I don't remember seeing it until recently. I poured it into an American style pint glass, producing ~1" of creamy brown head, quickly disipating to about 1/8", leaving no traces. The body is a dark reddish brown, transparent at the edges (no signs of any cloudiness), with light coming through only about the lower half of the glass. No nucleation whatsoever (a recently used and rinsed glass - surprise! this isn't my first beer today).
It smells old, roasted, raisiny, and chocolaty. Following the style, no signs of hops in the nose.
The taste is rather porterish. There's a smoky flavor there that seems like a cross between a porter and a rauchbier with the spice I often notice in a porter (I'm beginning to think that's due to the roasted malts - someone help me here), and a bitterness on the tale end likely due to the roasted malts and some hops. This isn't making me think Doppelbock in any way. Finally, while it's smoky, it doesn't have that rauchbier bacon flavor to it.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin for the supposed style (Doppelbock), but seems appropriate for what I'm tasting. Maybe it's the ABV (10%). I get no fizz initially, but I get a mouthful if I swish it.
I could drink a few of these if I liked it more. I'd say it's sessionable if you like it and can stand up after a few 12 oz 10% ABV beers.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2009 01:57:12 | More by TeeCee
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3.03/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bottle pour at Field Of Drafts held at The Hanger in Lancaster, CA.
Pours a clear brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with and almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but nothing too exciting.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 04:43:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
Lobotomy Bock from Indian Wells Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.