King's Annihilator Dopplebock | King Brewing Company

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King's Annihilator DopplebockKing's Annihilator Dopplebock

Brewed by:
King Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by Sixpack595 on 05-03-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by proc:
Photo of proc
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a dark amber/brown in the glass with a large head. Aroma is that of fruit, plums perhaps and malt. Taste is quite good, with a nice roasted goodness of malt stout-like combined with a slight fruit taste that reminded me of a barleywine.

A very nice offering from this Pontiac, Michigan brewery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ppoitras
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, <sigh> formed a 5" light brown head over the 1/2" of dark brown brew. Frothy head fades s-l-o-w-l-y, no chance of getting this whole bottle in the glass anytime soon. Literally 15 minutes later I can note that there is lots of foamy lacing present. Aroma is chocolate malts, with some smokiness running through it. Flavor is just as the note indicated, yummy. Mouthfeel is chewy and hearty, although a bit hurt by what seems to be overcarbonation, even after all the foam-out. For the same reason, drinkability suffers a tad. A little less gas, this one could be a gang-buster...

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Photo of Frozensoul327
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A different kind of Doppelbock, albeit a darned good one. Pours out to a pepsi like apperance. Very dark, lots of artificial foam that calmed to a headless brew. Aromas of licorice, caramel and toasted malts. Taste was different from other doppelbocks, as it wasn't overly complex or robust. Flavors of roased malts, sweet chocolate, and biting mild hops. Nice. Mouthfeel was very thin for the style, but added to the higher level of drinkability. I could session this and be happy. Recommended.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated 12oz poured into a pilsener.

Opaque brown with a tan head that is small, but does show some retention. The lace is mostly a foam sheet.

Smells of caramel roasted malts and toffee. Slight hop nuance rounds out the nose. Smells very close to a good porter.

The caramel roasted malt is upfront when tasted. Creamy mouthfeel with some exchange of the roasted malt and dry hops in the end. Almost smoky.

Sessionable, for a DB. Recommended for sure.

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Photo of BrewMaster
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this 12 oz bottle at Merchant's in Dearborn, MI. It poured a reddish brown color with a tan head. The aroma reminds me of mesquite wood chips used in smoking meats. There is also some prune scent in there. The flavorhad some roasty sourness to it with a syrupy and caramel tasty. It also has a definate dark malt character. The body of the beer is medium to light.

One thing I noticed with this beer is that it got much better as it warmed up. The caramel flavors and woodiness came together better it was much more enjoyable. Too bad I ony had half a glass left by then. Definately served this beer warmer than refrigerator temp. Let it sit out for 15 minutes before pouring and it would be much better.

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep red-brown with a thin tan head. Toasty malt aroma with a very slight spicy hop note. Taste is malty and toasty without much excess sweetness. Finish is fairly dry with just a slight residual sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Good drinkability, not too much to it but it goes down easy.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark burgandy brown nearly black appearance. Very thin and soft dark tan cap. Lace is whimsically thin in a small sheeting wave close to the edge where a thin collar keeps.

Aroma of soft bakers chololate thats fluffy cake-like and dignified with a calm yet deep espresso-like roast. Mellow undertone of rich molasses adds a bit of dark tang.

Flavors are nice, moderately built and blended with a dark chocolate and black malt front. Smooth roasty tone. Light but present espresso-like deepness fades into the finish with a light chocolate/cocoa drying with very light molasses tang slipping across.

Feel is medium bodied with a lighter side to its smoothness, not as creamy or big on malts as most dopples tend to be. This is more evident to a porter then a dopple, but damn good and likeable all the same. Its drinkability is pretty high ended as its smoothness and overall tender tonality in flavors slip right down. This works more as a porter, not a bad thing really, just not a typically tastin' dopplebock.

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Photo of walleye
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

from the bottle poured a a dark brown to black, with a brown head that didn’t last long. aroma, weak got plums malts some nuttyness, caramel, coffee. flavor weak also, got some cherry , maltsif I was drinking this with my eyes closed and I didn’t open the bottle I would not think I was drinking a beer.

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King's Annihilator Dopplebock from King Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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