Icelandic Doppelbock | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Iceland
einstokbeer.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The 2015 version of this limited-edition seasonal is only available through the holiday season, but this winter celebration brew is worth the wait. Malted barley and chocolate tones define the traditional style, while the robust aroma and long, mellow finish make this the perfect companion for holiday adventures. Get it while you can.

Munich malt, pilsner malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, bavarian hops.

Added by thepeter on 01-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
43
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of LJWalker
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TH28
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. 2/8/16 bottle date. Appearance: Deep rich ruby red, brilliantly clear, with a moderate off white foam head. Aroma: Toast, caramel, chocolate, and a touch of black cherry. No noticeable hop aromas. Taste: Rich bready, toasty, and molasses malt sweetness. Bread crust really stands out on the swallow, with a touch of chocolate. Minimal hoppiness just enough to prevent the sweetness from being cloying. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy bodied with some syrupy quality, and a low carbonation. Finish: lingering bread crusts and touch of chocolate. Overall: Decent Doppelbock that is heavy on Munich malt character of toasted bread crust, but seems to lack the malt complexity of German versions that have a rich dark fruit flavor. Beer seems a little thick and syrupy, which throws off the balance a bit, likely due to the age of the beer

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2016 bottle.

Copper-colored and quite clear. Two-finger, off-white head with decent retention. The smell is off-putting: vomit with a hint of soap. It is not a strong aroma per se, thankfully. None of the traditional toasted, caramel aromas of the type come through, nor any chocolate. Although the unsavory aromas did not come through in the taste, it is lacking depth. A noticeably thin mouthfeel doesn't help the lack of sweet maltiness associated with Doppelbocks Unfortunately, just bland and boring, though certainly easy to drink.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidloRapid
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iftcoach
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is not mild. Toasted malts, dark breads, just a touch of nuttiness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bluecrow
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This Icelandic doppelbock pours a dark brown color with a ruby red tint and a medium foamy white head. The smell is malty with tones of molasses, dark bread, and sugar. The appearance and scent are so far classic doppelbock fare. Like the scent implies the flavor is quite malt heavy with molasses, a little coffee and dark chocolate making an appearance as well as a fairly strong presence of caramelized sugar. The body is on the heavy end of medium. The flavor is solid, but it’s definitely a little overly sweet for my taste. I don’t usually say this about a beer style like this, but a little more hop presence might actually balance this out. In regards to alcohol it is also on the lower end of the spectrum for this style, which makes it lose points in my book. While this is a half way decent doppelbock I don’t think it even compares to the better Bavarian offerings. It’s a good beer to try, but for the price, which was quite high, I probably wouldn’t get it again.

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Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, mahogany. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, Euro yeast, alcohol, pale malt, earthiness, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight Euro yeast, alcohol, pale malt, hint of hop, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of wood. Overall, good appearance, distinctly European, good feel, and good blend.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monk2021
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TGS
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Icelandic Doppelbock from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
3.57 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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