Butthead Doppelbock
Tommyknocker Brewery

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German Doppelbock
Ranked #209
Ranked #37,716
3.69 | pDev: 14.09%
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Photo of ffejherb
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear mahogany with lots of burnt reddish coloration and just a bit of graininess to the body. Thin beige head settles into a swirly ring of retention around the glass and left some sparse lacing. Carbonation is very minimal.

S - Waft of caramel malt with a nice dose of spiciness in the nose. There's also a dark fruit aspect reminiscent of plum, figs and dates as well as a bit of sweetness akin to molasses and burnt sugar. Underneath it all is a mild alcohol presence.

T - Opens with a spicy character with hints of cinnamon and gingersnaps. Finishes with plenty of caramel malt sweetness, molasses and dark fruity esters. While there's not much of a hop presence, it is replaced by a mild boozy character.

M - Medium body with a syrupy texture that's perhaps a little thin overall. Carbonation is light and soft, with only a bit of prickle developing in the finish. The alcohol emits a warm and tingly feeling the longer it sits on the palate.

D - According to the date on the bottle, this one's well past its prime. Surprisingly, this one drinks quite nicely. I'd definitely be open to trying other offerings from the Tommyknocker lineup based on this selection.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

caramel brown color with a smallish off white head. Quick fade left behind a somwhat flat looking brown liquid with no head, lace, or side glass contribution.

Aroma was decidedly smoked with a nice hint of caramel in the back. There was some earth grain present and more of a dark grain tone.The flavor was nice, classic dopplebock with lots of smoked flavors and a great overall malt profile. Thick flavor with a somewhat tangy finish

Very smooth with little in the way of carbonation. It had a bit of slickness to it but nothing that was terribley bad or even distractable. Overall just a nice smooth feel. Very very nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, rich amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of some slight yeast cleanliness, sweet malt, molasses, and some slight alcohol aroma. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly chewy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight hop, and a strong sweetness from molasses. Overall, lacking a little of the yeast flavor I've come to associate with Doppelbocks, but a very flavorful beer nonetheless.

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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the brewery in Idaho Springs a couple months ago.

a: Amber body and a thin off-white head.

s: Sweet and robust caramel malt aroma.

t: Rich caramel malt with notes of chocolate and toffee and mild hop bitterness.

m: smooth and slightly creamy.

d: Easy drinking, not too sweet. More chocolate flavor than most Doppelbocks. Pretty good brew, my favorite of the beers I tasted at the brewery, the only one I had seconds of.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Beer Zoo variety pack

A- pours a nice deep red amber color. Very little lacing and no head. I can smell the aroma as i pour though.

S- a toasted type of caramel flavoring if you can call it that. Malt and some earthy wheaty smells.

T- a roasted sugary sweet flavor on the palate. Slightly hoppy and some kick to the caramel malt at the end.

M- smooth yet feels thick in the mouth but not on the way down. Alcohol rounds out the flavoring in the mouth. a nice coating of the roasted/toasted flavoring.

D- a nice beer and fairly easy to drink. However, the alcohol afteraste with the roasted malt is a tad too much just for me. I know some people enjoy that though. good brew overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a luscious amber. Aroma has strong overtone of burnt caramel. Flavor is malty with smoky undertones. This is a very satisfying and drinkable bock, best sipped and enjoyed by itself so one can better appreciate its merits, rather than put away along with a meal.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flashback #61 - Malty goodness!

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into an oversized clear wine glass. Freshness date clearly notched on back label.

A: Blackberry brandy-like brown-scarlet hue with scant head that merely caps the beer. Some arcs of lace appear.

S: Malty and musty are the two adjectives that leap to mind. Heavy dark bread aromas with a hint of medicinal alcohol followed by a leathery, musty scents. Very vinous and has a barleywine-lite aroma profile.

T: An exceptionally flavored double bock with major malt loads backing the mellow dark fruit and bready taste with definite alcoholic kick which is pleasant and warming. Plenty of toasted malt, toffee, and caramel flavors enhance the complex profile, which compares well to good barleywines.

M: I like the feel of this beer as it is medium-to-full bodied but smooth and easier to drink than most beers with this much flavor. I like the low carbonation even if it doesn't keep strictly with the style. Aftertaste is vinous mainly of dark fruits and slightly burned caramel.

D: A great surprise from Tommyknocker as their beers to date for me have been a bit hit or miss. This is a double bock that compares nicely to some of the premium German originals.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle a cloudy orange-brown with a thin cream colored head.

Aroma of malts, dark ripe fruits, and a bit of asparagus.

The taste is malts, toffee, sour dark fruits, and some earthy notes. The 8% alcohol is well hidden.

Lighter bodied, tart and dry, and moderately carbonated.

Nothing really grabbed me with this beer. It's malty, it's tart, it's earthy. It's scattered.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

When I poured it into my glass the dark roasted marshmallow colored head only made half a finger of depth. It faded quickly to a simple ring at the edge of the glass. The liquid was deep brown and slightly hazy. Held to light it became rosy brown almost like a black tea.

The smell was so soft I almost forgot about it. I had to stick my nose in the glass and then had to have my wife sniff it (she's eight months pregnant, so I figured that if anyone could smell it would be her) We came up with some wheat, grain, almost a mildew smell. Somewhere in there was malt but who knows.

Mouthfeel was good and smooth. Medium weight with little if any carbonation on the tongue. Real slick and fell down the throat. At first taste it was sweet. This fades to nut, grain, oatmeal and a nice malt flow. The aftertaste is what led me astray. It hung around and almost had a blood taste. Interesting touch.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Butthead Doppelbock from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 606 ratings