Oaked Butt Head Bock | Tommyknocker Brewery

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Oaked Butt Head BockOaked Butt Head Bock

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Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gold Medal winning Butt Head Bock brewed with heavy toasted Hungarian Oak. Deep earth and wood notes make this specialty a substantially enjoyable brew for the connoisseur.

Added by humanawho on 11-07-2008

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Photo of rowew
1.83/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Presentation: 12 oz longneck. Oaked in big letters on the front, bottling date notched on the label.

Appearance: Reddish brown, small head with little retention.

Smell: Smells a bit like a vanilla extract, all vanilla, a bit of alcohol. Just a hint of the wood in there somewhere, and not much beer.

Taste: Cloying sweetness, dominate flavors are way too much vanilla.

Overall impression: This one is over the top with the oak flavor, and it doesn't come across as real - instead it tastes like someone added vanilla extract to a beer. None of the beer flavor comes across. Glad there were only 4 of these and not 6.

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Photo of russpowell
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a sliver of tan head. Minimum head retention & lacing

S: Smokey ham, & sweet malt

T; Smokeyness, toffee, vanilla up front. Dryness, toasty malt, & toffee as this warms. Finishes dry, fake oakyness 7 cloying sweetness

MF: Medium bodied with lively carbonation, doesn't work

Drinks alright, the oakyness seems forced. Give me the regular butthead any day. Maybe this will age gracefully?? The ABV is is well hidden

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from World of Beer, FL.

Poured clear brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly diminished with virtually no lacing. Moderate to heavy aroma of roasted malt and wood. Medium to full body. Well balanced flavor of woody malt with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

This is a solid drinkable brew.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a: Dark copper with a thin off-white head.

s: Oak, way to much oak. Some smoky notes, maybe it's charred oak.

t: Caramel, vanilla and oak. Lots of oak. Nod depth, the flavor is more shiner bock than doppelbock.

m: Thin for the style. Short finish. The feel is more oktoberfest than doppelbock.

d: I have never heard of an oak-aged doppelbock and now I know why: if the Doppelbock is any good, it doesn't need oak.

The oak completely overwhelms this beer. It does not taste like a Doppelbock. With that in mind, it is still a decent beer, but this seems more like Tommyknocker jumping on the oak-aged bandwagon than a well executed craft beer.

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Photo of humanawho
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - nice deep redish brown color with a somewhat week white head

S - good sweet vanilla aroma with a slight alcohol smell and an interesting rubbery smell; very interesting

T - slight smoky component, strong earthy taste and again the vanilla is the most prominent thing coming from the oak and a little caramel

M - the mouthfeel is a little week, not a ton of carbonation and so-so body

D - its a smooth drink very interesting there is a lot of stuff going on but nothing steels the show well balanced

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Oaked Butt Head Bock from Tommyknocker Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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