Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Dopple Bock Aged In Oak Bourbon Barrels | Sprecher Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by emerge077 on 08-18-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. L: Pours brilliant deep brown under a luscious, sudsy 2” light tan foam collar that produces thick ledges of lace. S: Rich malt, traces of bourbon and vanilla, a hint of wine and plum or raisins. T: Rich malt, plum or raisin, bourbon, vanilla, hints of chocolate and caramel. F: Creamy, sweet and thick. Soft palate with very finely textures bubbles. O: A beer for when there is a nip in the air

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ygolordned
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TonyTalon
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of cdkrenz
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of narmada
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of CummingsK21
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Mscarpen
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bottle of this with some very high hopes that it was going to blow my mind. The beer poured out as a decent looking brown color with some thin white head on top. The smell of the beer gives off a little bit of a bourbon aroma to it. The taste of the beer was alright, I guess I was hoping for more a vanilla flavor in it but it seemed that the oak was more dominant in there. The mouthfeel of the beer was alright, had a good carbonation but just didn't really do too much else for me. Overall, disappointment sets in, I thought this would have been so much better but I suppose I was wrong. Better luck next time.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Alex for bringing this to share in line before DLD.

Pours a clear light brown. Almost orangish. A bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Smells incredibly bourbon heavy. The rest of the beer fades into the background as the bourbon overwhelms. Some sweet malt on the nose and tongue but mostly vanilla and a touch of oak. Overall, a great bourbon profile but not really much else going on

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Photo of vince4953529
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Surprised to see this in store today, I felt a bit nostalgic because the last time I've seen a Sprecher imperial series 1-liter bottle in southern California was 2 or 3 years ago. I snatched it impulsively without reading the reviews prior.

The poured color was a very dark brown with a thin head. Smell like a typical bal-aged beer, vanilla, molasses, etc.

It's a bit thin, the based beer was supposed to be a doppelbock but it was completely masked by the barrel-aging. The mouthfeel was adequate, not thick but not terribly watery. A bit of a boozy heat could be felt on the nose.

Overall it is decent but not outstanding, as Sprecher is basically a just-above-average brewery.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: blackish brown, trace head, patchy lacing

S: bourbon barrel aroma, hint of roasted, nuts, malt, whiff of smoke

T: sweet malt, hint of nut, spicy bourbon finish

M: Medium body/could be a tad heavier, big prick on tongue

D: Quite nice. Sprecher really is a hit or miss brewery for me. This is a hit, wish it was a little more heavy, but still worth seeking out.
I would say not sessionable, but no need to gracefully sip it either.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a plastic tumbler.

Finally glad to have found a bottle of this one, the last of the Sprecher barrel-aged brews for me (I believe). It pours a clear dark russet topped by finger of light tan foam. The nose comprises butter, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, and buttercream. The whiskey doesn't come through as powerfully as it did with the others. The taste does not differ from the smell. At all. Fair enough. Still pretty good, if you ask me. The body leans toward a hefty medium, with a light carbonation and an almost chewy feel. Overall, a solid d-bock, though the barrel-aging doesn't seem as ... thorough as I'd have expected, and the distinctive doppelbock-iness isn't really all there either. That said, it is rather enjoyable regardless.

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a deep garnett color with a sticky one finger toasted almond colored head that held pretty well,you can tell this is a big sweet monster from the aromas,vanilla,caramel,dark fruit,chocolate,and toasted oak all play a part,then the sweet alcohol begins to show as it warms.With all that sweetness I expected a full chewey feel but it actually was a little light,I think the only real flaw to this beer.Vanilla tinged bourbon,dark fruit,and caramel are the main flavors with a nice toastiness in the finish.As it warms the alcohol again really comes into play.Nice malt complexities and warm,its a sipper,I thought it would be,the barrel aging isnt over done,wich is a good thing.

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Photo of BogusOwnz
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split the growler into 3 12ounce hofbrau mugs

A- pours a clear dark amber

S- smells chocolate with Carmel. The bourbon is 2nd and not in your face.

T- taste is very sweet and very very smooth. I get chocolate and Carmel. It tastes like it smells with a slight bourbon finish. No alcohol heat at all. Could have to do with the age on the bottle.

M- little to know carbonation

D- this is an awesome and rare treat. It's an amazing beer but I could not have downed more then half the 34oz growler my self I'm glad I had two to share with.

If you can find this pick it up I did research and found only 394 bottles were made 2 years ago. Very unique and highly recommended to the dopplebock and barrel aged beer lover.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1liter waxed swing top bottle poured into a snifter. Summer 2008 printed on the label; man, I did not realize this was that old!

(A)- Pours a near pitch black color with subtle mahogany highlights. Produced a nice tan colored head with great retention. Minimal lacing.

(S)- A nice lightly roasted profile. Bits of cocoa, raisin and molasses with a subtle caramel and toffee sweetness. Finishes dry and a subtle vanilla oak.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. A nice mellow caramel/toffee/vanilla sweetness to it with plenty of raisins. Very minimal roasted components.

(M)- A good carbonation level dispite 2+ years of age. A tad thinner than expected, but still has flavor to back it up. Very smooth yet dry finish.

(D)- This has held up really well despite being a Dopplebock. Smooth; mellow flavors that go down easy. Has started to thin out a bit, but still solid.

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Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle hand labeled 9351, whatever that means... purchased about a year ago.

Aromas are dominated by sweet malts, a little roast, lots of dark caramels, molasses, dark wheats and a whole bunch of oakiness (which encompasses vanilla and burnt sugar).

The tastes are amazing; very complex. Lots of dark malt flavors, chewy malts, burnt sugar, caramels, wheat, dark fruits, wowzeers. Really no alcohol detection except for the fact that the mouthfeel is seriously thick and chewy, which I know means high ABV (normally). Oakiness lingers throughout which is quite enjoyable, but it never dominates, which is a key.

Funny how I haven't mentioned hops yet, that's because they do not exist as far as my taste buds can sense.

Overall this beer is delicious... period. It is slightly syrupy, slightly boozy, but mainly wow! Caramels, burnt sugar, and definitely some hints of German yeast combined with booze as it warms, but it is never abrasive, ever. Enjoyed this over a 2 hour period while eating a pork tenderloin and a bountiful helping of seasoned potatoes and fresh farmers market produce with a beer infused mustard dip.

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