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Primátor Double Bock Beer - Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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BA SCORE
80
good

116 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: packetknife on 12-02-2003)
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Small tan head from a vigorous pour has some big bubbles. Dark brown in color with good clarity. No lacing left on the glass and the head completely dissipated.

S - Rich with some sweetness. Complex caramel aroma approaching raisin-like quality. Alcohol sits in the background.

T - Rich caramel all over the flavor which is a little on the sweet side. Slight chocolate tone with a red fruit/raisin quality. Clean finish along with considerable alcohol warmth.

M - Full bodied, sweet, light carbonation.

O - Very smooth and full malty flavor. A little on the boozy side, better doppelbocks have a bit more drinkability. A little too sweet and overly fruity malt.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 23:02:48 | More by Jparker37
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udouche

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-14-2012 22:34:25 | More by udouche
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t0rin0

California

2/5  rDev -43.2%

12-08-2012 22:13:47 | More by t0rin0
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Glibber

Idaho

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Told Matt the beer guy that I was looking for a good bang for the buck beer thet was not too hoppy. I have been getting into doppel bocks. He denoted raisons and alcohol, and I think he was right on. Like many doppelbocks I had to aggitate on the pour to get any significant head. Minimal lacing, and just a thin layer of white around the perimeter of surface. A dark coffee color with brilliant red when held up to light. Nice carbination.
The nose is fantastic and really reminds me of the quads and crand cru beers I love. The taste is very dark fruit and raisons, however the alcohol is not hidden as much as some of the higher end beers. My wife mentioned the syrup flavor, but this beer gets better as it warms up- and like many of the dark fruit, malty beers, they are great for sipping and flavors change as the temperature does. At 10.5%, this beer can really hit you...

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:56:10 | More by Glibber
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ckollias

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours dark brownish/black hue with a thin off-white head that ends in a wispy lace leaving a partial trail down the glass.

S: Sweet licorice and malt aroma.

T: Similar to the smell the flavor consists of sweet licorice and malt which finishes on the sweet side..

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation. Had a syrupy quality too it.

O: I’m not a huge fan of double-bocks – always seem a little too sweet for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 02:47:05 | More by ckollias
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark reddish brown with a half inch tan head that quickly fades leaving light lacing
S: molasses, alcohol, cherry
T: notes of brown sugar, raisins, and cola over a ton of malt
M: medium body, not overly syrupy, with a lasting smooth sweet finish
O: At $3.29 for a 500mL, I consider it a good value for a Czech double bock. I would purchase again if I were in the mood for a sweet, dark, malty beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 00:59:35 | More by M_C_Hampton
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Primator Double Bock (Double 24 Specialni Tmave) has a thin, beige head and a dark brown (ruby under light) appearance with some bubbles and little lacing. The aroma is of alcohol right up front and some dark-roasted, sweet barley malts. Taste is of dark cherries, alcohol, dark-roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses. Mouthfeel is medium, and Primator Double Bock finishes semi-dry, syrupy, and super-sweet, yet not disgustingly so. Overall, this is an excellent beer. Drink with trepidation!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 14:05:04 | More by RonaldTheriot
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a warm reddish brown, clear throughout with a tan head atop it. Retention isn't great but who expected it to be on a 10.5% ABV beer? A thin film is all that remains after a minute or so.
Smell is malt, peat, smoke and caramel. Well balanced.
Taste is malt, smoke, whiskey with an odd, sugary sweetness. It isn't a bad sweet note, just unexpected. The balance is pretty good but the the alcohol does tend to stand above the rest somewhat.
Full bodied with a light effervescence up front. Warming, especially in the throat, this drinks easily at the lips but says you should slow down at the swallow. A strong drink for certain, but a good one.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:49:21 | More by PorterLambic
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ryankthx

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-16-2012 04:43:13 | More by ryankthx
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womencantsail

California

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brownish with an off-white head. Nose is bread, maltose, and cardboard. A little bit nutty and toasted, light alcohol notes, and some sugar. The flavor is sweet sugar, maltose, bread, and caramel. As with the aroma, some toasted malt character, a bit of cardboard/paper, and a bit of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 20:25:07 | More by womencantsail
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-20-2012 04:42:20 | More by MarkyMOD
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sonomaroma

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-20-2012 00:46:35 | More by sonomaroma
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output01x

Ohio

2.13/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 500mL. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger tan-colored head that quickly dissipates in seconds to a minute dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a deep dark brown with traces of amber crimson when held to light. Very little lacing can be seen at any point during consumption.

The nose can be summed up as dark, roasted malts and booze. The malt gives notes of caramel, burnt nuts, and roasted coffee beans. The booze gives notes of cough syrup and soy sauce. Together, these components create a very rich, complex, and slightly off-putting nose.

Like the nose, each sip starts dark and sweet with notes of caramel, molasses, and cough syrup alcohol. As the beer is swallowed, dark fruit and brown sugar flavors come out. An overlying sweetness is present during all stages of the tasting.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is the epitome of the word "sipper." The body is thick and coating with a sticky syrup-like quality. The carbonation is only barely noticeable. Even just a little more carbonation would help this beer's drinkability considerably.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 06:52:00 | More by output01x
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong, malty aroma has an overtone of caramel and hints of horehound and apple. It pours a barely translucent dark coppery brown with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, light tan head. Mouth-filling malty flavor has a strong caramel overtone and is rather sweet but not cloying. I get hints of apple, hops, and - is that butterscotch? The subtle bitterness offsets the sweetness somewhat. Full-bodied texture has a fairly strong and persistent fizz that leaves a tingly, sweet, subtly hoppy-bitter finish. If you like bocks, I heartily recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 15:17:57 | More by Cyberkedi
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icannonball

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-20-2012 06:01:32 | More by icannonball
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illidurit

California

2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So I thought this was a legitimate German doppelbock when I bought it, and only just found out --halfway through --that it’s basically Czech jet fuel. Pours dark mahogany with a large but fizzy brown head. Aroma is rubbery with lots of sweet boozy bready notes. Flavor is extremely sweet, homemade caramel, rich toffee, and alcohol. Lacks the roundness and drinkability of the real deal German stuff. Like a malt liquor doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 08:19:31 | More by illidurit
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -29%

01-04-2012 11:38:06 | More by BrewtalAlement
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hogrider

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

12-22-2011 16:31:05 | More by hogrider
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-06-2011 18:58:24 | More by Rochefort10nh
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a clear but dense brown garnet glow with a thick head that sticks to the glass with each sip. The head is light tan and creamy and is supported by a gentle carbonation.

S- The rich pot caramel and toffee aroma has some sweet dark toasted malt with a hint of iced coffee buried underneath. The finish has a soft green hint.

T- The sweet toffee is a full flavor with notes of dark caramel and a nice finish of estery sweet malt.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a touch of alcohol as it warms that helps cut the sweetness a bit.

O- The full flavor is very sweet and it would be nice to have a bit more alcohol to cut the sweetness or a bit less sweetness. The second glass becomes almost liquid candy.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 19:25:08 | More by rhoadsrage
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beergod1

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark Chestnut brown color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is malt, dark fruit and sweet. A medium bodied dopplebock. Malts are fruity, slightly burnt sugar and sweet. Touch of toffee and some spices. Slightly spicy hops. Way over balanced toward the big sweet malts. It a nice dopplebock if you can get past the nearly overpowering sweetness. Definitely a sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is very sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 13:43:09 | More by beergod1
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a dark brown, with amber highlights and a thick, 2 finger tan head that slowly reduces. Makes a "thick" sound as it is poured.

Has a rich, malty aroma, with heavy maple, molasses coffee and burnt creme smells. Smells almost like one of those sweet coffee drinks sold at Starbucks.

Whoa! Thick, sweet and syrupy, like a coffee liqueur, this is an intense sweet malt experience. Tasting more like a flavor extract than a beer, the alcohol warmth and residual coffee sweet make this taste more like dessert than a beer. I think the closest I can compare this taste to is one of the Southern Tier dark water series, like the Mokah or the Creme Brûlée. This is a little more thin than than, and not quite as roasted tasting, but is still more of an ice cream topping than it is a beer.

Thick and syrupy, with a mildly dry and bitter finish that is overwhelmed by the sugar blanket covering the tongue.

This bottle sat in my cellar for well over 8 months, and frankly, I think it helped a lot. I tried another over Christmas when it was fresher, and it was a harsher, more alcohol-forward brew. Tis is a much smoother, though sweeter, tasting beer than when I last had it. Still, you've got to like really sweet, strong beers to dig this 10.5% monster.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 01:26:16 | More by TheHoppiest
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

2.45/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A. A slow, steady pour yielded a finger and a half of bubbly head. Body is a dark translucent reddish brown, like a dark mahogany. A curtain of bubbles can be seen slowly climbing their way to the top when this beer is held up to the light.

S. The aroma is sweet, like dark fruits soaked in pancake syrup, the fake stuff, not the maple. You know what I mean. I also get whiffs of malt and booze. Candy sugar also present, as well as a slight nuttiness when it warms up a bit.

T. Whoa. Sweet, syrupy malt up front. Then it whips into what tastes like the liquid interpretation of a nut and dark fruit salad that has been covered in sugar and caramelized.

M. Medium to heavy bodied. Coats the mouth well, doesn't dry. Kind of relies on the carbonation to keep her going though.

O. Way. Too. Sweet. If it was thicker you could pour it on your pancakes and have an alcoholic syrup.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 04:09:19 | More by CFHMagnet
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Spider889

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Found this bottle at Heinen's in Hudson last weekend.

Live review.

I hadn't really looked closely at the bottle before now, it was merely a cheap doppelbock that I had not tried before.

10.5%? Holy cow, not exactly what I wanted this late at night. It's open now... Bavarian AND Mavarian malts? Where have these mystical Mavarian malts been all my life? Lol...

Dense looking, fairly opaque due to the dark color, though it has a certain small amount of clarity visible. A cherry and deep toasted oak color with a head of a couple fingers. Some droopy lace but nothing very substantial. Decent head retention over time.

Smells very sweet, lots of dark candied fruits. Raisins and dates are dominant.

Wow before I could taste anything else I noticed how boozy this was! Very heavy alcohol burn and sweet esters. This is possibly the sweetest doppelbock I have yet tasted as well as being the most boozy. Neither are benefiting this beer for me. The malts are very caramel like, but the residual sugars overpower the beer with fruit and caramelized brown sugar flavors. Very "meh" to be frank.

Hot hot hot! Primator is boozy through and through. Otherwise, it is soft and creamy on the palate.

Overall this is nothing I was too thrilled with, I am glad it was fairly cheap. Definitely not worth paying for a second time.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 06:50:40 | More by Spider889
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StoutHunter

Michigan

2.03/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I got a bottle of Primátor Double Bock Beer last week for $2.99 at The Lager Mill. I been on a Doppelbock kick lately so I thought I would continue the journey with this baby and see how it stack up to the others I have tried. It had no visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label is pretty plain and is a different color then the picture shown, it doesn't look horrible, just plain. It poured a deep dark brown color with some ruby highlights. It had two fingers worth of off white head that died down to a nice layer that stayed the rest of the time.

S- Damn this beer smells like some shitty earthquake malt liquor I bought a while back, man that shit was horrible so it is kind of off putting that it smells the same. The aroma is basically candied sugar, molasses, and booze. Theres a little bit of dark fruits in their but they are mainly masked by the booze aroma.

T- This has to be one of the sweetest beers I have ever tasted. It is so sweet it almost reminds of some southern ice tea from McDonalds, just for too much sweetness for any beer to have. The dark dried fruits are more prominent in the flavor with raisins sticking out the most, but just like in the aroma the flavor is mainly dominated by candied sugar and booze. The taste reminds me of a dessert sherry, not my kind of thing.

M- Full bodied and syrupy with good carbonation.

Overall I was not a fan of this beer. It was just a sweet, syrupy, malty mess. The booze wasn't as harsh as the aroma led me to believe but it was still fairly noticeable and got worse the more it warmed up. If it wasn't for my brother helping me out I may have been hard pressed to finish the bottle and may have encountered my first drain pour, but luckily backup was available. It drank very similar to earthquake malt liquor and thats not a good thing. I won't be drinking this again, for sure the worst doppelbock to date. If you don't like super sweet beers then don't pick this up because it is sweet as hell. A bad first impression for Pivovar Náchod a.s., I hope all their beers aren't this bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 04:16:18 | More by StoutHunter
Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
80 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.