Doppelshot Doublebock
Maui Brewing Co.

Doppelshot DoublebockDoppelshot Doublebock
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Style:
German Doppelbock
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 9.8%
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
148
From:
Maui Brewing Co.
 
Hawaii, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  40
SCORE
88
Very Good
Doppelshot DoublebockDoppelshot Doublebock
Notes: Not your everyday Doppelbock! This unique Doppelbock was brewed to showcase the fresh roasted Yellow Caturra MauiGrown coffee from Ka’anapali, Maui. This beer is rich in pale malt character and brings slight sweetness to compliment the smooth character of the coffee. The darker color comes from the heavy coffee addition.
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Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 148
Reviews by hickmancase:
Photo of hickmancase
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of brentk56
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A worthy bubble show builds a two inch head squatted on top of the clear copper colored liquid; impressive strands and spots of lacing abound

Smell: Coffee aromatics dominate; perhaps a hint of chocolate and nuts

Taste: Coffee forward, with the doppelbock flavors building through the middle; caramel, chocolate, nuts and a hint of fruit; the finish brings back the coffee, this time with cream and sugar

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: It is rare that I come across something startlingly different these days, but that is what the hunt is all about; this beer delivers in spades

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The doppelbock is a style that is waiting to be played with, and Maui has their idea of an experimental doppelbock with this version which is loaded with coffee. It comes in a 12 ounce can, canned on 8/26/2015, on to the beer:

It's not exactly pale nor dark in color, arriving a light muddy orange mixed with tan. The head forms creamy on top and shows good retention on top. Splashes of white lace cling around the glass. Already the aroma has my mouth watering, as the coffee in the aroma is very succulent. It smells nutty, roasty, with a dark chocolate note. I don't notice a doppelbock aroma, but here's hoping that I taste one.

I can taste a doppelbock inside. The base beer is sweet with caramel, sweet bread dough, nutty. Adding coffee to the scene cuts some of the sweetness out and adds a light roastiness and smoke which makes Doppelshot one that I can smile about while I drink. The two aspects work well here, neither one dominating the headline. This swims in a smooth creamy body that is easy going down considering its high alcohol content.

Kaffee mit doppelbock?! That will certainly piss of supporters of the Reinheitsgebot, but not this guy.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a snifter, canned 8/26/15

A- pours a deep golden-orange with a one-finger foamy white head that retains nicely, eventually leaving a thin film floating on top

S- pure fresh Hawaiian coffee on the aroma; earthy, herbal & spicy. Underlying caramel malt sweetness , but primarily fresh coffee

T- coffee flavor showcase up front, bring out out fresh coffee notes reminiscent of a fresh brewed cup. The stick caramel sweetness of the base beer kicks in mid-palate and adds a nice counter to the bitterness of the coffee and bringing illusions of fresh cream. Nutty and earthy, caramel/toffee, even a hint of chocolate. The finish brings more coffee with a cream & sugar sweetness, earthy coffee linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a foamy finish, abv is hidden well

O- a certainly unique beer that will appeal to the coffee drinker. The sweetness of the base beer and the bitterness of the coffee is a tasty combination. Reminds me of my honeymoon in Ka'anapali.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Par with Carton regular coffee. Great coffee forward smell and taste and creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Not as sweet as Carton's offering which is a good thing

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Photo of yemenmocha
2.91/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium brown unlike most doppelbocks I've had across the range. Hazy too. Minimal head that doesn't last for long. Nose has prominent coffee with some sweet baked goods in there too - maybe chocolate, maybe vanilla, or some sort of bready cookie. On the palate I get significant coffee with some contrasting sweetness and bitterness. Towards the end there's an off-caramel flavor, like a burnt toffee or similar. Aftertaste that lingers between sips is more of that burnt toffee.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reminds me a lot of Cigar City's Cubano, just a little lighter body. Very good coffee presence, not bitter like some coffee beers. They also used locally grown/roasted coffee, so that makes it even better. Hides the 8.2% well, no "heat" at all. Smooth like a cup of Maui coffee. I'm not really a fan of doppelbocks, but this one is fine by me. Guess it's because of the use of coffee in it. Very light color, almost amber.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can bought from Lifesource in Salem OR
$2.99
Pours an amber/crimson beer with a lovely thick and creamy eggshell white head.
Wow definitely fresh ground medium roast coffee ( kona?), hazelnuts and toast.Great.
Taste similar but sweeter...more milky..again good.
Mouth feel is excellent smooth and low carbs..like drinking a good iced coffee .I dont get the low scores this is a really nice coffee accented beer.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz can poured into a snifter. canned on 9/29/2015.
The beer pours lighter than expected with a light gold hue and minimal creamy bleached white head of 1 cm. The foam sticks around in my glass as a dense edge layer and a thin wispy island.
The aroma is heavy on roasted coffee notes with caramel malt and a little toffee behind that roasty nose.
First sip reveals an average body with very smooth texture and fine tingly carbonation. The physical attributes make for an easy drinking beer....that and the completely hidden 8.2%!!
Flavor is roasted coffee up front with a bit of caramel coming through about mid palate. The finish is more roasted coffee and this lingers a bit after each swallow. The tingly carb seems to stick to my tongue after each sip.
This is a very easy beer to drink and I would buy it again as it is not what I envisioned for a coffee beer and is very enjoyable as I consume the glass with ease and pleasure.

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Photo of arizcards
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in mid-January for $3.49. Canned on 8-26-15 and received at TW on 10-30-15.

Beer poured a light brown with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is dominated by the coffee with some light malts lingering in the background.

Taste is dominated by the coffee with some hints of sweet malts. Love the coffee forward but it dominates and not complements the base brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall i am surprised how dominate the coffee is 7.5 months after canning. This is a nice brew that if made again would benefit from less coffee to accent the brew rather than be central.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.18/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours hazy orange amber with a big bubbly off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet caramel malt and roast coffee.

The flavor is some sweet smoky caramel malt with burnt roast coffee in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an interesting idea but too many burnt notes rather than fresh coffee.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am winnowing through my backlog here at Chez Woody & since I came upon one Maui CAN, I thought that I would follow it up with another in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm).

From the CAN: "Limited Release"; "Real Hawaiian Beer"; "Handcrafted Ales & Lagers Brewed with Aloha"; "Not your everyday Doppelbock! This unique Doppelbock was brewed to showcase the fresh roasted Yellow Caturra MauiGrown coffee from Ka’anapali, Maui. This beer is rich in pale malt character and brings slight sweetness to compliment the smooth character of the coffee. The darker color comes from the heavy coffee addition."; "MauiGrown Coffee Company Store Lahaina, Maui Growers of 100% Maui Coffee"; "Malted Barley [check], Hops [check], Maui Coffee [check], Aloha [check]".

I was anxious to Crack! open the vent on this one since a) I don't see many CANned Doppelbocks & b) I don't see much from Maui. I then engaged in a Gussie Busch Glug, forming two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with decent retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was really roasty with a strong coffee presence. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste reminded me of the Salted Caramel Coffee that I recently got from Bones Coffee Company! Loads of coffee with loads of rich, malty caramel-like sweetness. It was a very smooth beer that made up for my having missed out on morning coffee today. I think that the take-away on this one is that you need to enjoy the taste of coffee. It is not out of style, but it is not going to be the sweet sugar bomb that youmight be hoping for/expecting. Finish was semi-sweet, not quite semi-dry. It was unquestionably a Doppelbock. Mmm.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter. This Doppelbock is brewed with local maui coffee. Dark amber color fills the glass with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring of lace around the glass. At first whiff, you get a lot of spent coffee grounds and some of the sweetness from the malts. The taste like the aroma features a big dose of roasted coffee beans with a lingering sweetness coming in from the malts. Overall, an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of nickfl
3.04/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cold brew coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and coffee beans. No sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't seem to be as malty full-bodied compared to some of the other beers in the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of drewone
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptFrothy
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like coffee and like beer.? This delivers both in every sip, very big on the coffee element, but just enough malty smoothness in there. Yum.
Poured from the can into my Cape May Brewing nonic, three inches of finely bubbled foam that settled down to an half inch topping.
Looks like a doppel bock.
Smells like a bagful of Java beans.
Tastes of Starbucky dark notes upfront with a creamy malty middle and finishes with more sweet coffee.
I'm on my third can here, was going to stop at two, but wanted to attempt a good description. me like

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Photo of Spikester
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden easing toward orange. Two fingers of head that lasted about five minutes and left some minor lace. Smell is fresh ground quality coffee with a hint of sweetness from caramel malts.
Taste is coffee forward and caramel or toffee sweetness. The hops in the beer just add to the rich bitterness and enhance the coffee like a dark french roast.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is good. Finish is bittersweet which becomes just a lingering coffee bitterness.
Overall I really like this beer but the only caveat is you must like your coffee sweetened.

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Photo of jlindros
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 9/29/16 although I just picked it up at the store, should have checked.

Pours a nice frothy creamy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, little lacing, very hazy auburn tan color.

Nose big coffee, fresh roasted coffee grinds, toasted nutty coffee, with caramel sweet malts, toffee, nutty, toasted wheat, a little cracker biscuit.

Taste brings more fresh coffee, freshly roasted coffee grinds that overpower a bit even now can't imagine fresh, earthy nutty coffee, little coffee grinds flavor and tannic acidity, sweet caramel malt, nutty toffee and little creamy toasted wheat, some bitter earthy hops, and weird fruity flavor almost coconut background. Finish is drier more coffee grinds and earthy hops pretty bitter.

Mouth is med bod little sticky, over carbonated.

Overall eh, coffee flavor is too strong for a doppelbock as it's barely there, and coffee was almost like chewing on coffee grinds, didn't seem to be thought out much, but a neat idea.

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Photo of pkalix
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

wow. very interesting..... the coffee responds so nicely to the natural sweetness of the doppelbock. why hasn't anyone else thought of this? I believe I would try this again....

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Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz single can, a coffee-flavoured strong bock released in December - I guess the months of the year don't mean much when you brew in a constant state of paradise, weather-wise. That said, as a taker of many a beer pic, I gotta say that the photo here is one of the best that I've ever seen.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a bit of sudsy low-lying cloud lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of musty and dirty coffee beans, and a hard to discern, but it's there, grainy caramel malt - yup, simple. The taste is more incredibly earthy and gritty coffee acerbity, a strange indeterminate fruitiness, biscuity caramel malt, hints of bittersweet chocolate and nutty notes, and some very mild leafy, weedy, and perfumed floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty sedate in their underperforming frothiness, the body a bare middleweight, and sort of smooth, I suppose, the coffee having a certain sway here, and it ain't in the right tradewinds direction. It finishes off-dry, that weird coffee essence insisting on having the last word, of course.

Yeah, not being a coffee aficionado (actually, I detest the stuff on its own), I'm at a loss as to why this particular instance is so beguilingly offbeat, other than being localized to Maui. Not much doppelbock character comes through here, if that's what you're after (and probably in the minority). Overall - good if you're a java-head, yet merely interesting for the rest of us.

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Photo of Bung
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 148 ratings