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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by RichD on 01-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
91
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a beer I would necessarily think to age in bourbon barrels, but so it is what it is.

Pours a little fizzy creamy like 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent lacing. murky very sediment laden dark mahogany brown color.

Nose brings tons of bourbon, so much I wasn't expecting it, and sweet caramel candy, it's really like a glass of bourbon that I poured caramel and sugar into. Powdered cocoa notes, with sweet caramel candy and big sweet syrupy candy sugar, nice vanilla barrel and toasted oak, even a touch of coconut, etc.

Taste brings more sweet characters, again sweet and syrupy but powdered dry character, like powdered maple syrup and caramel, sweet candy, candy syrup, toffee molasses notes, mild biscuit. Nice toffee really coming through, with a touch of coffee syrup, mild fudgey thing, and a little charred barrel. Then nice barrel notes, toasted oak, a little vanilla, little coconut thing even, with some bourbon but not a ton, candy bourbon juice. Mild bitterness in the background, a little spicy earthy hop note, but not a ton.

Mouth is med bod, a little thicker and syrupy, decent carb, a touch of warming booze.

Overall decent, I really like the bourbon on the nose, but fades a bit on the taste, barrel is nice all around, nice hops on the background, a but sticky sweet but nice, good sweet characters. Still pretty nice.

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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Didn't feel like I got much barrel character from this. Started pretty nice but got a bit heavy at the end.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Dope
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No bottling date, but this is the most recent release. Probably a couple months old.

A: A deep dark brown pour with a good sized light brown head. Fluffy, effervescent head that fades out fairly quickly. No sign of lacing. Moderate head retention.

S: Heavy caramel and toffee, probably from the barrels and from the malt combined. Light oak. Light herbal quality.

T: More of the same. Heavy, heavy caramel up front with just a hint of toffee. Toffee brightens through the middle and becomes more prominent along with a bunch of oak. Light dark fruits throughout. A heavy breadiness lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Somewhat heavy and sweet. Lower carbonation. Smooth.

O: A really nice doppelbock. The barrel aging accentuates the sweet maltiness with more layers of sweetness. Doesn't make it overpowering at all, just adds complexity. Great balance, great drinkability and overall a fine execution. One of the best doppelbocks I've had, if I'm honest.

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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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