Butthead Doppelbock | Tommyknocker Brewery

Butthead DoppelbockButthead Doppelbock
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3.66 w/ 605 ratings
Butthead DoppelbockButthead Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 12-05-2001

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Ratings: 605 |  Reviews: 382
Photo of drunkboxer1
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this feller into a beveled glass mug. Paired him with some prosciutto wrapped mozzarella. Not much of a head but it left and decent amount of lace. Smelled awesome- caramel, malt, sweet. Taste doesn't have the body or the real malty finish I really like in these beers, but it's pleasant. Hops shine through on this guy more than some other doppels, maybe thats why I think the malt isnt prominent enough? Who knows. Kind of a steal at 6.99 a six pack at specs though, would buy this again.

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Photo of YoudownwithABV
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of masterbruewer
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber with a thin head that developed late and faded fast with light carbonation.

Has a sweet, grainy smell to it and maybe a fruity buttery hint.

A nice solid flavor, hard for me to define. Kind of sweet and malty with a hint of hops. A little bit of a bitter aftertaste.

The feel is solid, but not syrupy, with little carbonation.

Not a bad beer, I might seek out another, but not in a hurry.

Upon further review...
After writing this review, I took my pint glass with me to the basement to put in some insulation, sipping it as I worked.

As it warmed up to room temperature, a nice carmelized malt flavor emerged.

I think I lke it a little more now.

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Photo of tbern007
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown, clear, few bubbles, little heaqd, no lace.
Scent is almost nonexistent. Slightly malty. That's about it.
Taste is malty, slightly roasty, caramel, bready. The hop balance is nice. It's not sweet, not bitter. Nice balance overall. There's a bit of floral finish. The alcohol warmth is apparent but not strong.
Overall decent. The appearance and scent are lacking, which makes for a poorer score than needs be.

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Photo of CowboyRob
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of stpaulsipper07
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of bowersdm
2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a german pilsner

A - ruby color with a small (<1cm) head

S - alcohol, yeast, fruity, tangy smell

T - malt with a pronounced fruit flavor, some alcohol, mild hops and a tangy flavor that borders on weakly sour.

M - weird mouthfeel, I can't describe it.

D - I did not enjoy this beer.

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Photo of BeerLoverCRM
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ncbrewerbun
2.63/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Brown long-neck 12 oz. bottle with "...enjoy within 4 month of date notched". And the date notched was 2-05, so I missed it by a month. Perhaps I can attribute my experience to missing by a month, but it shouldn't make this much difference.

The beer poured a reddish brown. It was crystal clear, but it had no head, probably thanks to the alcohol.

Aroma was malt and alcohol. Not a terrible smell, but not one that would attract you to the beer, either.

Taste was malt along with some dark fruits, alcohol, and a sourness that was a major distraction for me. It reminded me of eating the shell of a hazelnut -- the really bitter part.

Full mouthfeel, almost chewy; but for me this was not a beer to savor.

Overall, I'm glad I tried it, but was gladder to be done with it. Unless one month made all the difference here, it's a beer I can't recommend.

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Photo of PirateUlf73
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug.

A: Slightly hazy amber-brown color with a decent off-white head. Retention was alright and lacing was pretty good.

S: Lots of sweet caramel on the nose as well as a toasty warmth. A faint hint of hazelnuts. Alcohol peeks through as well.

T: Again, caramel and toastiness up front. A smidgen of hop bitterness manages to penetrate. Sweet, but not overly so.

M: Silky medium body and well-carbonated. Finishes clean with a slight dryness on the tongue.

D: A very well=-crafted beer that leaves me waiting for the next sip.

A very nice dopplebock from Tommyknocker. It has it all. Nice rich sweetness with the smoothness and slightly drying finish of a good lager. If I had any complaint, I would say that it may be a bit rough around the edges for some, but I loved it. I'll definitely buy this one again.

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Photo of johnwetterstrand
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of stockingcpl
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Minimal lacings and non-existant head are the first impressions of this selection. Color is a brown amber.

Smell: The aroma is a spicy bread presence. Malt suffused to the totality of the aroma curve. This is vaguely reminiscent of a mild Winter Warmer. I even detected a light licorice presence during aroma onset. Very interesting.

Taste: The flavor curve is sharp during onset with a light sustain that lingers. Toasted malt suffuses all the flavor characters. Spiciness during onset melds into a consistant malt body which slowly tapers into a mild hop bitterness. There is also a bread'ish presence during parts of the length of the curve. Very interesting.

Mouthfeel: This selection hits the palate well and the flavor character is quite interesting. The overall quality of the recipe shines in the totality of this brew. Good job.

Drinkability: This brew does sit a little heavy on the stomache, however the character of the flavor will leave you wanting more. Get this selection i you have the opportunity. It is both interesting and fulfilling in the drinking experience.


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Photo of Hacksaw34
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of m0ntels
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of meadhead
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

but good!
A deep tan-amber
mildly carbonated beer
lends a definite syrupy feel
due to the strong caramel malts
Yet has a nice little hoppiness
- nothing extreme -
- that helps to balance
what would be almost too sweet-
a rich molasses feel with a slight vine bittered finish

a little "rougher" going down
as it is
definitely less roasted
and more sweetened and hopped
than the "...ator" German Doppelbocks
a seemingly slightly
different spin on the traditional-
Is good.

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Photo of BadRockBeer
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type Sampled: 12fl. oz. brown crown top bottle. Features freshness date.

Appearance: Nutty brown in color, nice caramel colored 2 finger head that diminished into some really neat legs.

Smell: Right of the bat a smell alcohol. Followed by some caramel malt and pungent lager yeast.

Taste: This is a very robust beer with a bit of a sweet side. I taste toffee malts upfront, and a slightly spicy variety of hops in the middle closing with the warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body. Carbonation kind of lacks.

Drinkability: Good, I think this one does this style some justice. I personally don’t think I could handle more than 2 in a session but if you enjoy stronger beers check this one out.

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Photo of mbacon3227
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of micahgoldfus
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured an amber-brown color that let the light in, plus a light-tan 1-finger head that slowly moved to lace across the top. Smell was big and malty, full of bread, biscuits, and something sweet too. There was a tangy smell in there as well, which ended up being alcohol. The taste was less malty and dark than I expected: the malts were light and toasted-flavored, but still a little bready. The taste ended off with a touch of sweetness and a big dose of alcohol. Not much hop presence to be found. I found the beer to be a little bit thin and runny on the mouthfeel. All in all, I wasn't the biggest fan, and I like the other Tommyknocker beers I've had more than this one.

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Photo of Loogs
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Jables
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a deep amber with dark creamy head. The aroma was sweet and sugar syrupy. The taste was strong with candy-like sweetness and sugary malt. Hops did not balance the heavy sugary-malt flavors. Mouthfeel was sticky and heavy especially for the style. Drinkablity is hurt by its sickening sweetness but overall not too bad.

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Photo of chiefydawg
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Translucent, harvest moon-colored body with a small dense head. Up to a bright light, one can see the bubbles rising reluctantly to the top.

Malty smelling with alcohol showing some presence early. Surprising since this was likely served somewhat cold. SOme slight roasted bread

There it is. One drink lets you know it's a double bock. Heavy-handed and strong without overbearing (the malt is almost to that point though) There's a mellowness to this dominant ram in the form of a melted caramel/toffee smoothness that I think saves the beer from mediocrity. It tempers the bold malt without using hops, while avoiding excess sweetness, and adds much-needed complexity. Ditto for the alcohol, who drops in like Cramer on 'Seinfeld' when you least expect it: he's suppose to be there, but how did I forget about him?

Halfway through the beer, as it warms, the alcohol does slightly pick up, but the flavors acclimate even more. Good thing, because the strong character never steps down. It keeps a thickness to it, and when you chew on it towards the end, it has a Kentucky bourbon essence like it was aged in a JD oak barrel.

No way I'd pound a few of these in a row, but it's basically what I expect in a dopple. I'd like this with punkin pie, some actual caramels, or a couple of gingerly-dunked Milk-Bonz (catch that Asheville?). This stuff feels like 10%+, so watch out; it will sneak up on you. Not unlike Cramer.

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Photo of Rzzzzz
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass during the second intermission of Sharks/Flames Game 6. A darkish amber brew with zero head retention. Intriguing aroma of wood, smoke, mixed with carmel malt and a general meatiness.

Strong malt flavor up front with notes of smoke, cherries, molasses. Not quite what I was expecting and somewhat unusual but it grows on you.

Despite its thin appearance the mouthfeel is actually full and slightly syrupy. Slightly harsher carbonation than I'd prefer, but only slightly.

A unique brew, though not necessarily one I'd rush to have again.

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Photo of NickRivers
4.48/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A&S - Beautiful Sunburst color with amazing aromas consisting of mainly dried fruit.

T&M - Crisp and tart mouthfeel with a medium bodied fruit taste empowered with alcohol.

O - An amazing beer. One of the best lager.

Right off the bat an amazing color. I've have never had to use the word "Sunburst" to describe a beer. Then the taste is amazing. So much fruit and alcohol. It almost feels likes your drinking wine. If you can get your hands on some and get past the ABV you will not be disappointed. Not much more to say, Just go pick some up. Stay thirsty my friends!!!

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Photo of redmaw
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woggydoggy
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Butthead Doppelbock from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 51.7% out of 100 with 605 ratings
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