Pontificator | Karbach Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by champ103 on 02-18-2012

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3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Darker brown color, slightly hazy, with a finger or so of off-white head that receded to a ringlet, lacing the glass. In the nose, smoked ham (I'm guessing cherrywood-smoked malts here?), cocoa, dark sugars; kind of clashy. Taste of burnt caramel, cocoa, smoked ham and bacon, birch beer, rum raisin, and a bit of tea-like astringency in the finish. Just kind of messy. Medium body, uncomfortable mouthfeel. Not entirely bad, but I wouldn't be able to do a whole bottle myself, that's for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into pilsener

L: crystal clear red up to the light; dark brown/amber/black-orange with no light ... more orange than purple; THICK-looking head of tan at least an inch on a medium pour, but the head that looks like an imperial stout head isn't -- it dissipates pretty quickly; the brew is fantastic-looking, keeps a nice collar, no sticking or lacing but it's nice to see a lager brewed like this (correctly)

S: standard dopplebock dates/figs, darker malt with hints of the smoked peat part of this dopplebock; sweet

T: follows the nose closely with that dark old-ale/scotch-ale peat taste in there with the darker-malt fig and dates; sweet but not too sweet

F: no heavier than midweight, drinkable with the carbonation ... easy to deal with

O: not a bad brew at all with plenty of dopplebock taste as the foundation from which the "smoked" part of this smoked dopplebock to give it a twist. much more like the Celebrator/Ayinger dopplebocks than Paulaner's Salvator (meaning malt is darker, closer to raisins than lighter fruit)

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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

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Pontificator from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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