Double Skull Doppelbock Lager | Epic Brewing Company

Double Skull Doppelbock LagerDouble Skull Doppelbock Lager
BA SCORE
3.7/5
171 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#27,879
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
171
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of joberlander
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SCproUA
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
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 mudboneINla
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sazz9
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from HomeBrewStuff. Release #31. Dark brown, but clear body, light airy lasting head. Sweet, nutty aroma, taste adds some elements of semi-sweet chocolate, wood, peat, very earthy. More sweet than nutty, but fairly true to style, body could be a bit heavier.

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Photo of stortore
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

Pours a deep caramel color, on the lighter side for the style. Two finger head, lots of foamy cling. Smell leader is the malt, but a lot of caramel, too. Brown sugar, some chocolate, a little black pepper on the pour after warmed. Taste continues the bigger presence of both the malt and caramel, a little more chocolate than the nose, a little coffee. Some breadiness, much less than typical for the style. There was an odd bitterness on the back end when colder, but it went away as it warmed. Smooth, creamy, pretty full bodied, fairly crisp.

Thought this was a pretty good doppelbock, certainly better than it's current rating. Not as heavy, malty or bready as the usual, but flavorful and enjoyable. At $5 a pop, it's priced well. Give it a try.

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Photo of Vylo
4.69/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmcarter23
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of delta490
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep clear medium brown with a nice creamy tan head. The head has light retention and leaves a little small sticky lacing. The aroma is light, with just mild hints of roasted malt and fruit. The taste, though has a nice rich malty profile, with a nice dark bread flavor and hints of earthy hops on the finish. The body has a nice thickness to it, full on the pallet.

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Photo of Bierleichen
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fastwalker19
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Release#22. 8.7 % abv... Picked this up a Coal Train Liquor in CO Springs less than a month ago...

Pours Orange/Caramel with beige head.

S: Breadyness, pears, caramel. Above average head retention & okay lacing

T: Dryness, pears, white grape, apple skins & a little brown bread. Leafy hops & a little bit of tannin as this warms, some toastyness as well, a little dry. Finishes slightly figgy, dry, with brown breadyness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

A pretty good take on the style, not upper tier by any means...

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Photo of sculls65
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice beer for the last day of winter. Perhaps a bit thicker and less carbonated than some doppelbocks but very well done.. Would have again with no problem.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, batch 31:
Pours a nice brown, but pretty clear despite color. The head is off white doesn't build too high with a rough pour. However, the head lasts covering the surface throughout the taste.

The smell seems a bit strange to me. Initially I got wet cardboard more than I'd like or expect. After that I do get some dark rock-candy sweetness and maybe some cinnamon or ginger spiciness. I may have underrated this, but I was not a fan of the complete makeup of this smell.

The taste starts with a hint if lager taste, clean, lightly sweet grain taste. Quickly a dark bread flavor comes on, followed by a spice-bread like brown sugar sweetness. A bit of raisin taste brings some tartness, and the end taste could be noble hops, but also seems sort of rye in nature.

The carbonation seems to play a bit into the spicey flavors, but is about medium strength. The body is pretty full, and the tastes envelop the entire mouth.

Not knowing the style overly well, I waffled on taste a tad. This beer seems to have a little more dryness than I recall from Celebrator, and I'm not sure if that's too be expected. Either way, except for the nose, I thought this was a fine malty option for the rate occasion I might want one; it seems suited for the holidays, for instance.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GinDC
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McAfee85
2.99/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chume11
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Skull Doppelbock Lager from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 171 ratings
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