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The Dominator Dopplebock | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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The Dominator DopplebockThe Dominator Dopplebock
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
63 Ratings
The Dominator DopplebockThe Dominator Dopplebock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States
osobrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 10-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,070
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
63
pDev:
12.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hilariously goofy label in line with the domination theme.

Pours placidly into a tulip displaying a rust-tinged russet brown color. Murky and opaque, with some slow rising carbonation visible at it's edges, and a spiraling wisp of skim across the surface. The foam has a tobacco stained khaki color.

Aroma is slightly estery with notes of fruity plum, figs, and rum raisin, slight presence of alcohol. A big malty breadiness is there also.

Luxurious feel, rich and chewy. Medium bodied and satiny smooth.
Cocoa, pipe tobacco, plum, raisin, toasted marshmallow, creme brulee, molasses. Slightly sweet at first, rich and malty in the middle, with a slight dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Lower carbonation levels and rich body lend to the extra smooth feel. Pretty impressive Doppelbock from O'so, now I wish I had more than just a single...

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ZEB89
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TMoney2591
2.76/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served from tap in a tumbler at Firkin.

Just what I love with my beer: S & M. And not the Rihanna song, either. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear tawny topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises flowers, dry maple syrup, white bread, and a hint of vague fruit in the short distance. The taste mostly brings in more of the same, with more syrup and a stronger fruit character, one that leans heavily toward green apple. This fruitiness is definitely off-putting and out-of-place (even though this isn't the first doppelbock I've encountered with such an odd flavor). The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a decent d-bock that's ruined by that damn fruit character. I don't know what causes that, but it helps absolutely nothing.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown with a creamy lasting thin tan head.

The smell is of nuts with a muted fruitiness and floral character.

The taste is of a maple-like sweetness with sourdough bread and a floral touch in the finish. Some alcohol shows.

A well-done doppelbock.

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Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours dark chestnut under a 2” clingy cream colored foam collar.
S: fresh bread, dark breadcrust
T: Very rich and malty with a blend of dark sugar flavors and dark bread.
F: Medium full bodied, medium low carbonation, creamy.
O: Very good but comes across as more of a Scotch Ale than a Doppelbock.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Bighuge
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky looking dark bodied beer. Looks like a Bells beer and that's a good thing. Thin and fluffy beige head that has a little cling. This beer has that nice thick bready malt aroma I like in Doppels. Also some rum and fig. Nice aroma...This full bodied beer has a full flavor to match. Thick bread pudding maltiness and some rummy alcohol notes. Sweet profile overall, but not cloyingly sweet. Carbonation seems a little high for the style, but not overly so. A slight tanginess on the aftertaste. All in all, a solid doppel.

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Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of drpimento
2.64/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours with a small thin tan head. Aroma is mainly molasses with some black patent and roasted barley. Taste is similar, but chocolate malt stands out in a weird unpleasant combo. Very slight carbonation which is not to its advantage. Kind of over heavy. Seems to be more in the direction of a messed up porter. Not too easy drinking.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cokes
4.67/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, dark ruby chestnut with a tight lacy off-white dome.
It smells of black cherries, toffee, plums, caramel, and brandy-steeped orange rinds. This packs a huge and delicious malt persona, with a slightly bolstered yet entirely congruent hop profile.
Malt oozes through the mouth. Caramel, toffee, black cherry, prune, molasses, honey. It's gripping. It's huge, but it's no monolith. There is plenty of character within its sweetness. Some doughy sweet breads, brown-sugar glazed. Baked apples. There is just a maze of malt nuance. Then hops come with fruity, orange zest bitterness. There is an electricity generated by the friction of the incongruence, yet it only furthers its appeal rather than seeming alien or forced. Port-like alcohol fumes take up residence late, but not to any heavy-handed or untoward effect.
Glossy, satiny, thick, full bodied. Muscular. Taut. The carbonation is low, and allows turns for all of its distinct, delicious flavors.
This is "holy shit" good, and it's among the best doppelbocks I've had. I wasn't expecting it nor was I prepared. I balked at first on the price ($11/ 4pack) and some less than fantastic experiences with O'so, but now I feel foolish. This is the real thing.

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Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of italianstallion
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bennetj17
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to my pal Jason for sending me this beer from the north. It sits in my glass with a deep, cloudy brown appearance. Minimal head develops, while decent streams of carbonation help sustain a foamy ring. Light raisiny/plum sweetness in the nose, with an almost tart cherry bite dominating. I'm not sure if I expect it to be very sweet although it should be. Faint alcohols present also.

The taste is actually more tangy than sweet, with a cherry/raspberry backbone. Gets a bit more malty at the back, with a raisin laced doughiness. I don't enjoy it much after the finish though, as it leaves a sharp, slightly bitter astringence that doesn't seem to go away easily. Well carbonated, moderate thickness, but otherwise the mouthfeel is pretty unremarkable.

This selection is much less clean than a standard dopplebock, so while it gets few points for style, it is a bit unique. I wasn't too impressesd overall, but it doesn't help that I'm not a big fan of dopplebocks. Worth a try...

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The Dominator Dopplebock from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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