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Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

642 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 182
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hopped with German and Czech hops and fermented with Bavarian lager yeast, this traditional doppelbock blends an extensive amount of select dark malts to achieve its rich and creamy character. Rich and filling, this brew is a malt lovers dream.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2004)
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-01-2014 05:30:59 | More by Smarty_Pints
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-31-2014 20:08:29 | More by rolltide8425
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-10-2014 00:09:53 | More by BigMike
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-22-2013 17:56:11 | More by wattoclone
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%

Bottle date: 10/22/13

Poured a 1/2 finger head in a Pilsner glass: deep dark brown coffee-like color.

The aroma is interesting: I was expecting malt and figs- instead there is a strong coffee roast aroma from the head which fades with warming.

Mouth feel is moderate as in the character of the style.

The taste is also different than other Doppelbocks I have tasted. Strong roast character, nuts, and coffee which fades with warming. There isn't a big maltiness as mentioned in other reviews.
Perhaps after two months the beer loses some of its malt character.

Overall, a very good Doppelbock, but different than other beers in the same style. I was looking for more of a bready and malty presence. The taste profile also diminishes with warming. This could be due to the bottle date.

12-22-2013 02:18:01 | More by brureview
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dlindsay79

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

12-19-2013 14:32:43 | More by dlindsay79
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LagersAndAles

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-16-2013 00:00:46 | More by LagersAndAles
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-14-2013 19:01:23 | More by CTJman
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-14-2013 01:30:53 | More by liquorpig
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sgregory

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-06-2013 17:09:25 | More by sgregory
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-02-2013 02:26:35 | More by kmos27
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-01-2013 15:36:58 | More by JKV96
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Balvenie

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

11-27-2013 22:45:57 | More by Balvenie
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-15-2013 23:35:41 | More by AnitaBrewski
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jryanj927

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-06-2013 17:57:07 | More by jryanj927
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-05-2013 18:20:18 | More by oriolesfan4
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Buck6196

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-22-2013 23:58:36 | More by Buck6196
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-22-2013 02:10:14 | More by ystazi
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clevelandhops

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-15-2013 14:06:08 | More by clevelandhops
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seavercm

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-11-2013 13:28:02 | More by seavercm
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-10-2013 02:17:31 | More by apasternak
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-07-2013 01:28:08 | More by ejimhof
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-29-2013 02:55:12 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%

Born on 2011-11-29. Coming up on 2 years old.

A: Pours a deep dark red-brown. Big and effervescent light brown head.Head fades out slowly with a nice island remaining. Substantial checkered lacing.

S: Big maltiness - sugary sweet. Mainly sweet caramel with some brown sugar. Decent figs and raisin. Very pleasant.

T: More malty goodness but not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggested. Toffee is prominent up front. Very bready, like dark bread crusts. Syrupy, burnt and heavy caramel helps sweeten it up a little in the finish. Some molasses maybe even? Bitterness is fairly substantial on the back end for a doppelbock. Gotta be some heavier american-style hopping going on here. More lingering breadcrusts in the aftertaste.

M: Pretty medium bodied and smooth.

O: Excellent doppelbock. Very malty - bready type malts. Grainy to the core. It's quite good but just doesn't do it for me compared to some traditional german doppelbocks like Celebrator or Korbinian.

08-28-2013 02:33:43 | More by Dope
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rlgard1

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-16-2013 01:34:58 | More by rlgard1
Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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