Double Skull Doppelbock Lager | Epic Brewing Company

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Double Skull Doppelbock LagerDouble Skull Doppelbock Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed as liquid bread by fasting monks this Doppelbock is rich and filling. Crisp and delicious for the winter months.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
25
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of methan
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of SCproUA
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I liked this beer. The taste is very full-bodied, with a pleasant touch of honey. The color and smell of the conventional principle. This beer is one of the best in style doppelbock.

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Photo of Vylo
4.69/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tallenreiter
4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall great beer. Not the best bock, certainly not the worst. Have it on tap at my bar now and have been steady drinking it for 2 weeks.

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Photo of boonejag75
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of jaidenjb
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Beardcore
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrisbues
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing batch #2, bottled 2/12. Purchased a bomber from Bottles 101 in Kent,OH on 3/2.

A-Ruby red appearance, with a generous head

S-Smelling the malts here.

T-Malts, as expected, but with some hoppy bitterness. Smooth.

M-Nice and smooth.

O-One of the better doppels i have had, and I really enjoy doppels. Not too malty.

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Photo of spitInTheOcean
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

deep gold color. off white, moussey head. great retention. very clear.

smell is very malty.caramel. sweet. not much of a toasted aroma. very slight hop aroma. very slight alcohol aroma. very slight aroma of a crisp lager. smell is predominately malts, with subtle undertones of biscuit and caramel.

flavor is immedialtey sweet and malty. pleasantly complex. caramel flavors.some toastiness. no hop flavor. crisp lagered finish. flavor of the alcohol is apparent. slight hop bitterness.finish is sweet.

medium-full mouthfeel. i think the alcohol is cutting down on the apparent mouthfeel. carbonation is soft, and smooth.

i think i may be drinking this beer a tad young. the flavor of the alcohol is persistent and lingering. but i will give this beer the benefit of the doubt and imagine that i am drink a bottle of this that has had a chance to grow out of its youth. all and all a very nice doppelbock. if you find yourself with a bottle of this i recommend cellaring it away for a year or two. cheers.

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Photo of mobrado
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent, ridiculously underrated Doppelbock. I like it better than Weihenstephaner Korbinian or Spaten Optimator. Glowing dark amber, clear body with a creamy off-white head. Smells and tastes of toasted bread, malt and Doppelbock sweetness. Decadent, rich mouth feel with low-to-moderate carbonation. Packs quite a punch at 8.3% alc./vol. (2014 edition). A steal at $4.49 a bomber if you like Doppelbocks.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of pkalix
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of hellhammermario
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a minimal head and has a wine-colored brown, much the color of a fine cognac. The nose is somewhat elusive at first. The first noticeable impression is the great substantial mouth feel. Almost bready. The nutty flavors were fruity with a bit of raisins thrown in. Very dry lingering taste that is somewhat woody and mild brown sugars. Alcohol is noticeable in the taste, but not unpleasant at all. The ABV is a bit high for the style. I can imagine this would be great with some sauerkraut and a great braut and a pretzel. Very solid for the style, especially for the price. Going to stock up on this one.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; Release #2, bottled 2/15/2012. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, chocolate, raisin, nuttiness, biscuit, earth, leather, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with big malt complexity and balance. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, chocolate, raisin, nuttiness, biscuit, leather, light roast, earth, and light herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, biscuit, chocolate, nuttiness, raisin, light prune, earth, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic malt complexity and balance; with almost zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent doppelbock! Fantastic malt complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering; one of the better doppelbocks I have had.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. Release #5 brewed on 9-4-12 and packaged on 10-5-12.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish amber with some ruby. Lots of rising bubbles and about two fingers of off white head which quickly fade into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A dark, toasty, and fairly nutty malt driven aroma. Roasted malts with big hints of biscuit, toasted bread, chocolate, burnt caramel, toffee, yeast, nuts, and a little smoke. Undertones of dried dark fruits including raisin, dates, and fig. Hop aroma is pretty light but things do smell fairly grassy. A very bready and fairly dry aroma. Solid smell.

Taste: Very bready and nutty like the smell hints at. Roasted malts with tasting notes of bready biscuit, toast, burnt caramel, chocolate, toffee, nuts, yeast, and a slight hint of smoke. Also a decent presence of dark dried fruit with notes of fig, dates, and raisin. Hops are subtle but there is a drying presence of grassy hops towards the finish. A pretty nice bready tasting lager.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and pretty smooth. Starts sweet and finishes fairly dry. A little alcohol heat is detectable, but its not overly hot.

Overall: A pretty nice take on a Doppelbock. Nice bready and nutty flavors that avoid becoming too sweet.

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkleu357
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%

From notes on 3/20/14

Sweet malty aroma. Burnt dark red color. Nice sized head. Lots of toffee flavors with a malty finish. Very good. Best Doppelbock I can remember drinking.

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Photo of kagent777
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from the brewery. Release 17 was bottled Nov 2, 2013 according to the website. This batch was 8.1 ABV. Poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Very clear garnet, a beautiful color. This pour had very little head on it.

Smell: All malts here with a dash of noble herbal hops. The malts have a deep caramel smell and are a but nutty. Very nice.

Taste: Not quite chocolate, more a sort of cola flavor. I know that may sound odd for a beer, but this works really well. The malts are the highlight here and this lager shows them off well. This maybe a bit sweeter than most. Not too shabby.

Mouthfeel: A little sticky, with a lingering subtle sweetness. The flavors are long lasting and coat the moat. The carbonation is on the lower side.

Overall: I have not had many doppel bocks, but I did enjoy this beer. I need to try a few more.

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Photo of WiggyKGB
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tall pilsner style glass. Release #4.

Off the pour a seriously looking deep ruby brown amber, good mix of slow rising cola carbonation, with an off tan and redish head, settling very fine with a whip cream like dollop top. This looks like long dark brown inky blood in a glass. I am thirsty just looking at it.

Nose has lots of chocolate goodness, milky and soft. There's a nice peanut sort of nutty component coming out, a little bit of umami olive oil like fat also.

Palate hits with a little bit of noticeable booze, but luckily all the good doppelbock characters come through. Toasty light malts, with a good thick wash of caramel all over the tongue. Nut component comes through a bit not unilke a brown ale. A real nice mix of chocolate and peanuts sensing.taste. Umami fat rich in feel also, but some heat takes away some of the fun. Some hints of burnt clove and nutmeg wash as well.

Truly like a Snickers bar in a glass as a good friend said! I agree. Fun tasting doppelbock I must admit.

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Photo of joberlander
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Skull Doppelbock Lager from Epic Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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