Butthead Doppelbock | Tommyknocker Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
604 Ratings
Butthead DoppelbockButthead Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States
tommyknocker.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
604
Reviews:
382
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 604 |  Reviews: 382
Photo of evanwoertz
4.55/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jodio
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in pint glass from 12 oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a 2" pillowy cream colored head that falls slowly with mild lacing. Color is cloudy copper-brown with some moderate streaming carbonation.

Aroma: rich malt flavors of caramel, fresh bread, raisins and ripe fruit. Earthy and herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and slightly astringent with a somewhat dry finish.

Flavor: similar flavors to the aroma. The alcohol is (dangerously) well hidden in this beer. It does not drink like an 8.2% abv beer, but more like a session ale.

Overall: a pleasing malt bomb. Recommended for anyone who enjoys malty brews.

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Photo of jahbless
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second time on this.
I'm not sure why its average score is not giving it proper due.
I found a straightforward, honest double-bock.
Nice malt and enough hops to keep it interesting enough for a third next year.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brown pour, off white head in the 2/5" range. Aroma was of brown sugar, brown malt, chocolate malt and a slight nuttiness.

Taste brought the alcohol head and more of the sweetness, but not enough to cover up the booze. Dark fruits give it some metallic bitterness, needs more malt for the mouthfeel to shine. Some toffee malt stuff going on if you can get past the negatives in the form of bitter, boozy and metallic.

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Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by 05/13. Rating set to current average.

Aroma is dominated by deeply caramelized, nutty malt, with hints of plums, figs, and dates adding complexity. There's a hint of cardboard.

Flavor reveals sherry and black cherry upfront, fading to a sweet caramel malt backbone that dries out to a toasted, nutty finish. Still some alcohol warmth.

Not terribly complex, but may stand up a couple more years.

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Photo of monica_m6rie
4.37/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flashback #61 - Malty goodness!

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Photo of pat61
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opening the bottle releases a trace of buttery diacetyl aroma but it quickly fades. It pours a hazy chestnut with virtually no head. The aromas and flavors are big and bready but the body is thin and the carbonation fizzy. Overall, a little meh.

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Photo of Blazer22
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DGriess
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redmaw
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of damndirtyape
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no date. Shared with others and served in a Innis & Gunn tulip / stemmed glass. Newer label and listed as "Butthead Bock Lager", but the ABV and everything else about this beer fits the description of the Doppelbock here.

Appearance: Bright dark copper to amber color. Thin white ring with little to no lacing.

Smell: A definite hint of solvent and alcohol, and maybe just a hint of sourness in there too. Not what I would expect in a Doppelbock.

Taste: Roasted and caramel malt, a bit of metallic taste, some hop bitterness at the finish. Some hints of raisins and stone fruit, but not as much as you would expect from a Doppelbock.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, nicely thick, ok carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: A bit of a disappointment for me. The smell was not enjoyable and the taste, something I absolutely love about a Doppelbock, was missing. I would not have another or buy again. Nice color and I can see that it is trying to be a Doppelbock, but something is off in the brewing process with this one, or the recipe has drifted/gotten worse with time.

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Photo of prisdefer
4.48/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Delicious spring time beer choice....

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Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woggydoggy
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhank
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong, with an earthy fruit presence, I enjoyed this, especially be cause it was a birthday gift. I believe i will seek some more out soon!

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Butthead Doppelbock from Tommyknocker Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 604 ratings.
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