Elevator Procrastinator Dopplebock | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-07-2002

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Always in line for a new Dopplebock.

The beer arives at the table with a glowing mohogany, ruby color; crystal clear and with a formatible off-white head that laced reasonably well with a bit of legging. Strong aromas of fruitiness, caramelized (sun-kist) malts, toffee, nuttiness, and alcohol. Flavors of sweet malts take on a syrupy taste while leaving behind the toasty melanoidins that I enjoy so much. Fruity esters of cherries, berries, grapes, and plumbs are intense enough to make me wonder if the beer was fermented with ale yeast and/or at higher temperatures. Textures are also a bit syrupy on that palate while a light alcohol burn takes the impression of cough syrup in the end. Finishes with alcohol taste and warmth, and with a sweet fruity aftertaste.

Not a bad beer, but the malt foundation isn't classic of German Dopplebocks

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Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub.
pours clear very dark brown with a cream tan head that has great retention.
Good but slightly boozy aroma. Moderate strength.
The flavor, unfortunately, is even more boozy. This does have a good dark roasted grain flavor, but too much alcohol comes with it.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had 1/2 pint at the Elevator booth at the Columbus Microbrew Festival 2006. Very dark color with a sweet malt aroma. I didn't think the aroma was as definitive as some of the German -ators (Salvator, Optimator, Celebrator), but not bad anyway. The flavor was OK, but in comparison to other dopplebocks it really has it's work cut out for it.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nothing could ever compare to the Celebrator Doppelbock but this one made a good run at it. This is probably my favorite Elevator beer so far. It went wonderfully with steak! Almost black with minimal head. Aroma was hard to detect but it became easier to find as the beer warmed a little. Hints of coffee and almond. Flavor was rather complex and full-bodied. Slightly sweet toffee/coffee flavoring with a malty finish. Really good beer.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mcallister
2.59/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on tap at Brew's Cafe in Grandville and must say I was very dissapointed.

This is a big bad dark dopplebock. Russet colored with slight ruby edging. Off white/tan head is medium and possesses good retention.

Hard to get a nose on this. Toffee malts with a sweet nutty character and hints of brown sugar.

Wow after this beers appearance this is very light, sad, and plain boring. Black tea, brown sugar, maple, and artificial sweetner flavors that really are a turn off. Hints of toffee, caramel and hazlenut. Thin, watery and bland.

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Photo of bashiba
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a very dark brown in color with some dark tan highlights peaking through and a small little head.

Smell was mostly sweet malts and hints of chocolate and coffee.

Taste was very malty with bits of toffee and coffee flavor coming through, along with a bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel was slightly thick and warm.

Drinkability was good.

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Photo of Ryan011235
2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a snifter at the brewpub on 10/31/11

Way dark brown. Looks like a smokey black in the glass. 1/3rd inch head wisps out but leaves a thick ring of retention. Intermittent strands of lace.

Sweet aromas of dark bread and chocolate. Hints of tangy roast. Clean dark malt. Faint dark fruit, too. Maybe decent for a Baltic Porter but out of place for a Dopplebock. Tastes of roasted chocolate, coffee and hints of dark bread. Sweet-ish but not too much. Earthy tones with a hop kick. Touch of grass. Full body with puffy, filling carbonation. Fluffy. Carbonation gets focused over time and is a bit much. Coats a little as it warms. Finishes with roast, cocoa and hoppy bitterness.

I really don't think this is a Dopplebock. Even the bartender told me when they take it to competition they get docked for style and that this is more in line with a stout. It's a pretty decent tasting beer, but I have to dock it for style.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown cola like color that is clear. with a two finger off white head which disappates and gives way to some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is of caramel malt, toastiness, toffee, and roasted malts. The taste is of caramel malt, toastiness, toffee, and a slight chocolate malt, there are hints of dark fruits present as well along with a very subdued alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated with a slickness to it. The drinkability is decent, it isn't the hardest dopplebock you will ever have. It is an easier drink that most, however, that is due to the fact that it lacks the alcohol burn and deep flavors of others in this class.

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Photo of mentor
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a two finger rich brown head over a clear dark dark ruby mahogeny liquid. Gorgeous. Smells rich buttery caramel wafting up from the glass on mild alcohol. To the nose...toffee, earthy hop aroma, chocolate, and midwest farm-dirt.

Tastes mildly wet on the pull with woody dry toffee and chocolate. Nutty and a touch of roast Dries a bit more on the swallow leaving a buttery toffee and mild hop aromatic rising the in throat. Sour tang in the aftertaste mixes with the alcohol in a very drying manner. Alcohol is not as much as I was expecting and seems clean. This beer is not the sweet winter sipper I was hoping for, but a nice beer in its own regard. The buttery I refer to several times is not a diacetyl butter, but more of a kettle caramelization butter that I find quite enjoyable. Md-thick body, creamy dextrinous mouthfeel, and strong (but fine-bubbled) carbonation. Nice head that survived as a thin layer all the way to the bottom of the glass. Some attractive lacing left behind.

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Photo of Wildman
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a very wonderful dark color. Not much head, but it may be the way this brewery pours and chills. Slightly sweet with hints of malt. Slightly tangy. Is lighter than a stout but typical of this style. Not alot of aroma, so dificult to judge it on that. Not bad.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very dark brew that is a ruby mahogany. Really quite stunning. The head is tan and its laces incredibly well. The nose is light and gives off subtle alcohol hints for its near 10% ABV, along with light malt notes. The flavor is remarkable and breathtaking, largely from the high ABV. More a sipping than a gulping beer. Take it easy with this one. The feel is full, smooth and finishes with a bite in the front.

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Photo of Spider889
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on National Homebrew Day. The brewery was sponsoring a homebrew competition. I came to pick up my results as well as some free wort, and the brewers allowed us to peak in their cooler, and pour ourselves draft Procrastinator and IPA.

Elevator continues to impress me. I tend to overlook their offerings too often, but when I stop to appreciate one of their beers, I am usually pleasantly surprised.

Pours a dense, thick per style ruddy brown. Opaque, with an unfiltered look to it. Nice tall creamy head.

Smelled typical of a doppelbock. Plenty of bready malt, some light roast coffee, and sweet dark fruit sugars. Very pleasant aroma.

The flavor was not only a good representation of the style, but it also was unique as well. As in the nose bready toasted whole grain and wheat great the palate. Sweet but not as distractingly sweet as some examples can be. My favorite part was that the darker roast malt flavors were much more prominent than the average doppelbock.

Nice creamy carbonation, a little sticky.

Overall an excellent brew. I think I went back for something like five or six pours of this.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served as a sample at the Elevator Brewery. The color was a dark amber, with a good head. The smell was a nice heavy, sweet malt. The taste was somewhat sweet, but seemed relatively dry and well-balanced for a doppelbock, and the alcohol was clearly present, but didn't overwhelm the beer. The mouthfeel was slightly heavy. Drinkability-wise, could definitely drink these all day.

Probably the best beer at Elevator. Though I'm not a big fan of the doppelbock malt monsters, this one has a nice balance that keeps its drinkability high. A terrific beer, and certainly one I'll have again!

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Photo of nineworldseries
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of blakesell
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap into a wine style tasting glass.

Appearance- It looks like a Porter. Rich, creamy head, lacing is gluey to the sides, reddish dark brown hue. If someone gave this to me and said name the style on looks, I would say this is a Porter.

Smell- Biscuit malts, hints of chocolate and coffee, prune on the finish but the scent is quite subdued.

Taste- Sweet, but not over the top. Warming, but balanced. This is a beer that I was waiting for due to the fact that I had heard of it before coming here and the wait was quite worth it. Warmth is a bit hight, but that is pretty hard to avoid when brewing Doppelbocks.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, warming, medium full bodied, medium light in carbonation.

Drinkability- Well made and good for drinking. A nice doppel from the Elevator brewery.

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Photo of TATURBO
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of gbw5009
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Applesauce1
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Lucky's in Athens, OH. It was left over from the great event, Ohio Brew Week.

Appearance: dark dark brown, almost black, small 1/2" head into my glass; it looked pretty good
Smell: slight coffee tones, roasted nuts; decent smell, but not too pronounced
Taste: very impressive for a doppelbock; i'm not a fan of real malty beers, but this one is good; slight bitterness (not from hops); slight coffee flavor; closest taste was that of a nut brown ale, but not quite as sweet
Mouthfeel: very good for this beer; great carbonation; not too thick; a good sipping beer
Drinkability: decent; the taste wears you out after a little bit; makes you want some hops; my second wasn't as pleasing as the first

Overall, I was impressed with this beer. I'm glad that my hometown of Columbus is brewing some quality beers.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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