Navigator Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by womencantsail on 07-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pittsford Pub in Pittsford, NY.

This one pours a moderately dark brown, basically clear, with a small head, and only a small amount of lacing.

This one smells like quite strong bourbon, with raisins, caramel, toastiness, and other generic fruitiness.

This one is very, very barrel forward. There's a lot of bourbon here, but that honestly doesn't translate to heavy booziness, which is nice. There's a lot of oak, and some vanilla, with a subdued portion of the base still poking through, mainly dark fruitiness and a bit of toffee. This reminds me of a piece of dark bread that's been soaking in bourbon for days.

This is medium bodied, not quite thick enough, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

I wish the base was a little bit more robust, but the barrel character here is really pleasant.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Rado
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of baybum
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Oakquinox

A murky brown color with minimal off-white head. Only a mild bourbon aroma, but some nice oak notes, just a hint of vanilla. The malts are well represented with good bread, toast, and toffee. Maybe a little bit of brown sugar. The flavor is good, but not great. Mild to moderate bourbon with some toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla. Very little, if any, alcohol heat.

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Navigator Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 12 ratings