Cooper Project No. 2: BA Blonde Doppelbock
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
German Doppelbock
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
88
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 8.23%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
82
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  16
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 82 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by bshiban:
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yum
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxOhle
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8 oz serving in a snifter from draft at Firkin on August 11, 2017.

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Photo of RacerX5k
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blonde. Yes. Beautiful blonde aroma vanilla, butterscotch with a crazy spicy blast 1/2 thru the bottle. And the empty smelled great long after it was gone. Smooth and rich, the above aromas all present in the taste but I though the taste got a little bland towards the end. Very good. would have again just for the blondeness of it all but right now, for the same $4 a bottle I can get that Founders 14.2% monster DKML. And I think I'll do just that again this weekend.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was wary of this one given what I had heard, but really it was a fine beer. The smell had an unfortunate shoe leather finish, but the rest of the aromas before were quite nice. Taste was balanced and no shoe leather, smooth and refined with the barrel aiding the journey. Intriguing

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Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallertau
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stanale
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy orange body, minimal light head, extensive tight lacing.

S - Sharp wood and booze, and mild apple notes.

T - Wood is forward, a bit of sweet malts comes through as caramel, and a bit of bitter sharpness in the close.

M - Brisk. A bit sticky in the close.

O - Decent, but the barrel is a touch overpowering, producing a bit muddled experience.

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Photo of lanciloti
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a fairly clear orangish amber color with a large orangish ivory head that takes it's time receding to a quarter inch cap that remains and leaves lacing with each sip. The aroma is fairly underwhelming with a bit of banana, vanilla, and a touch of clove. The flavor is slightly sweet with very little of the barrel coming through unfortunately, still I like it a lot. The feel is great and the high abv is well hidden. Overall I really enjoy this beer.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ale_addin
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cooper Project No. 2: BA Blonde Doppelbock from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 82 ratings