Bourbonator | Sudwerk Brewing Company

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29 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States
sudwerkbrew.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
16.83%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IpeeA
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
1.61/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jroof1
2.56/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a seidel.

A- Dark brown almost black body, but when held to light, it shows caramel and amber hues. The head is plentiful and sudsy, oatmeal in color. Lace streaks about the mug. 5

S- Kind of frustrated with the aroma. I’m getting nothing. Is it the seidel? The beer? What I am smelling smells like tart coconut. Maybe some brown bread. 2

T- Flavor also shows some tartness, but here it’s like a tart cherry and not disagreeable. There’s some chocolate and vanilla that blend with the cherry to form a cordial-like flavor. Oakiness and caramel layer atop these flavors. I’m reminded a bit of Dr. Pepper with this flavor. I like it, but also feel the tartness is an accident and the barrels don’t show a lot of influence. 4

M- Again, the tartness distracts a bit, but beyond it is a pleasant full-bodied, rich body, moderate sweetness, some solvent and astringent feel from the alcohol. 4

This is a nice brew, but it has some flaws. First Sudwerk beer and I like the bourbon barrel doppelbock concept. I’d like to try more beers like this.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.32/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Straycorn
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of auto8otmatrix
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TychoNDC
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skaboom420
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaxcat
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firstlighthiker
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Ojai Beverage Company in Ojai, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with marshmallow, vanilla, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with really tasty marshmallow and sticky sugar flavors.

Serving type: on tap.

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3.22/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp to tulip. Pours very dark (not black, but very dark brown). Good carbonation - almost 3cm head - nice tan brown. Smell - lot's of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, maybe a bit of cinnamon. Reminds of a BA barley wine on the nose. Taste - toffee, bourbon, some sweetness initially. A touch of bitterness on the aftertaste. Tastes improves with some warming. Overall, this is fantastic. Lovely barrel aged doppelbock!

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Photo of rawfish
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a clean malty nose with traces of vanilla, coconut and dark sugars. Pours brilliant chestnut with a thin light tan head that leaves thin lace and a suggestion of legs. The palate starts nutty, vanilla, dark malt sugars, spicy grains, and faint chocolate which gets bigger as it warms. As it warms dark fruit cake and bourbon flavors grow. The beer is chewy with above average carbonation with a slightly warming finish.

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Photo of dertyd
4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Bourbonator from Sudwerk Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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