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

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Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of oline73
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.7/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, clear brown, with a small half inch head, and only a little bit of lacing.

Smells like plums, raisins, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and bourbon.

The bourbon flavor in this is incredibly well-integrated, very smooth, and mixes well with the vanilla, oak, caramel, brown sugar, figs, light chocolate. The ABV and booze is hidden incredibly well, just so smooth. Oh my god.

Medium bodied, could be slightly thicker I suppose. Low carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel.

This might have been better than any of the Framinghammer variants, this was just incredible.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -29.2%
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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Photo of Resuin
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a snifter. This was bottled a couple months ago.

Appearance: Pours a dark caramel/medium brown with a cherry hue, and leaves a finger of light tan head, which dissipates to a layer around the glass.

Smell: Dark fruits: plums, figs, raisins, mild chocolate, hint of vanilla sweetness.

Taste: Sweet bourbon barrel character upfront, dark fruits, a hint of chocolate, caramel. Well balanced. Drinkability is high.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body. I'd like this to be a bit fuller, but not bad. FInishes smooth, and a bit sweet.

Overall: This is a nice, sweet doppelback that took some nice, balanced characteristics from the bourbon barrels. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.24 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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