Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark strong interpretation of a double bock. Full bodied with a raisiny, dark fruit, slightly roasted and chewy malt character. Lagered for two months, a smooth malt character balances the high ABV of this strong beer.

25 IBU

Added by taez555 on 12-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,673
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
378
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
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Photo of Duffman79
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at the brewery.

Pours a clear mahogany color with a half-finger of off-white head. The head has solid retention, leaving minimal lacing before settling into a thin ring.

The aroma brings a wave of dark fruits and roasted nuts, as well as some caramel, toffee, and sweet dough.

The flavor is quite sweet, bringing notes of plum, fig, and caramel, as well as brown sugar, raisin bread, and toffee. Finishes with the faintest kiss of hops.

The feel is medium bodied with pretty good carbonation. Lots of warming from the alcohol and a tad sticky.

Overall, a pretty solid doppelbock that's a bit on the sweet side, and a bit too boozy, but overall not bad.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregMooreNH
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ems_backpack
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a mostly dark brown color with a foamy rocky off white head that hangs around for a good minute and a half. The smell takes on a ton of dark fruit, clingy to roasty to sweet bready/yeasty content rolling on into a sticky malt character. The taste was moderately smooth and sweet with the sticky malt character bleeding nicely on into the entire flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sessionable to smooth sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels fairly light. Overall, as a doppelbock, it definitely works.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap @ As Is in NYC. Notes from 3/22/2017.

Ruby-brown color that was light than anticipated. Clear body with a thick tan head. Bready malt aroma with a fruitiness that cannot be ignored. Caramel, plum, and chocolate. There's a light sweetness to the flavor but it's subtle and smooth. Medium bodied, chewy, and a bit warming. A nice dopplebock that doesn't copy its German counterparts but represents a fine example of the style.

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Photo of fishguyac
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours dark mahogany brown huge fluffy tan head with very spotty lacing.

Aroma - Roasted malts, plum, caramel, figs. Slightly nutty.

Taste - Dark fruit, malts, caramel, tobacco, very mild alcohol. Hint of bitterness.

Feel - Medium body, good carbonation. Slightly warming from the alcohol, very smooth.

Overall - The flavors are amazing, great dark fruit and roasted malts. The alcohol is not overly noticeable. A very solid beer.

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Photo of stephens101
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Always love me some Doppelbock this time of year.

A mountain of thick, tan froth rises from this dark brown and crimson brew.

Aroma is slightly metallic with nut up front* and grain, prune and plum in the background.

So sweet with caramel, burnt sugar and molasses. Never cloying. More dark fruits in the middle with faint nut and spice following. There's some brown bread too.

Medium in body with a discreet alcohol heat.

A complex Doppelbock that suits me damn fine.

* That's what she said.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iski100
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMFP
2/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DBosco
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RhinoBrew
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, dark fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, dark fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and fairly grainy/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent doppelbock style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, dark fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. This has very prominent roasted flavors of a Schwarzbier along with with the dryness; but still has balanced doppelbock malty/fruity complexity as well. A very enjoyable hybrid of the two styles.

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Photo of TheGent
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Translucent raisin brown with a mocha head. Moderate activity.

Smell: Big sticky bread malt, dark pitted fruit, roasted nuts, warm vanilla, light smoke, and more fruity malt
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Taste: A big rush of raisin bread covers the palate. Notes of fig jam, slightly bitter roasted nuts, warm vanilla, spiced rum, and a earthy hop finish.

Feel: Big and chewy. The old adage liquid bread was made for beers like this. There is a warming booze on the finish.

Overall: Everything a doppelbock is good for. Big, meaty, and complex flavors. I really enjoyed this brew. Perfectly paired with these cold wet New England springs. Jacks Abby nailed this one.

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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 378 ratings