Icelandic Doppelbock
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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From:
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
 
Iceland
Style:
Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #113
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,248
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 12.47%
Ratings:
226
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 05, 2022
Added:
Jan 02, 2012
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  59
SCORE
83
Good
Icelandic DoppelbockIcelandic Doppelbock
Notes: 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.
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Photo of Rug
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Rug from Massachusetts

Best by 9/26/22

Yet another beer from Einstök with the obvious label calling out “Icelandic”, this time being a Doppelbock. It’s a strange naming convention they have, but I won’t complain since it’s not a style you see often. Let’s see what it’s all about

Pours a murky reddish brown with 2 fingers of creamy beige head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

It’s quite sweet in the nose, even for the style, but it’s pretty good. I’m picking up on aromas of sweet caramel, golden raisin, brown bread, honey, light herbal hops, and toffee

There’s more bite in taste, but not in the good way. Everything feels rather muted because of it. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting earthy hops, burnt sugar, toffee, brown bread, and light orange. The swallow brings notes of sweet caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light raisin, and peppery hops

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a a biting beer. Finishes mostly dry but hardly balanced

Overall this is pretty mehh. Not offensive or anything but not exactly good. Oh well

May 05, 2022
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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by drmeto from Germany

L:
-pours a slightly hazy dark brown with copper tinges and a medium,foamy,off-white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-malty,plums,caramel,bready
T:
-Follows the nose + spicy,strawberries
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Feels more like a Strong Ale than a traditional Doppelbock but it's quite good.

Apr 16, 2022
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3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Served from the can in a Boulevard tall tulip.

Pours a rich garnet topped y a finger or so of light khaki foam. The nose comprises dried maple syrup, toffee, rye bread, light fennel, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, some of the rye toasted and the rest coming from the heel, the bitterness really coming through and clashing with the sweetness. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. A decent d-bock that comes apart with its incoherent flavors.

Mar 21, 2022
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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It let minimal lacing on the glass. It smelled of toasted caramel, roasted malt and sweet toffee. It had a nice roasty taste with toffee, caramel and a subtle bitterness.

Mar 20, 2022
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3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

11.2 ounce can, canned on 26.07.21, best before SEP 2022 stamped on the bottom of the can. Thanks to Brutaltruth for this one! Served in a Teku, the beer pours a reddish/copper color with about an inch or so off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma, it's mostly malty and smells like caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, toasted malt and dark bread. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some slight dark fruit and toffee flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating, smooth and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good overall doppelbock, definitely worth trying if you've never had it before, I liked it!

Feb 18, 2022
 
3.5 by archero from Texas on Feb 01, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Dark caramel appearance.
Around a medium body with about average carbonation.
Aroma is malt, caramel,vanilla,dark fruit,and sweet pastry.
Taste is sweet but sto I s before becoming cloying. Otherwise the taste doesn't stray too far from the aroma.
Overall a really well done beer that works great on a chilly night.

Jan 19, 2022
Photo of Sigmund
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 6.7%. Deep ruby colour, large beige head. Malty aroma, notes of bakery, caramel and brown bread. Malty flavour too, moderately sweet, notes of caramel, Danish pastry and brown bread, hints of chocolate. Modest hops, as expected from the style. This is more of a Dark Bock than a Doppelbock, though. Nice to drink, whatever you call it.

Jan 07, 2022
 
4 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Dec 31, 2021
Photo of Sludgeman
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

From a can, poured into a small, stemmed tulip glass. Can info 26.07.21 – 10:50, BP 26/Sep/2022. The Viking on the label has a red Rudolph nose.

Malty and somewhat rich. A nice beer. Nothing extreme, but a bit too dry for my doppelbock tastes. 3.5

A – Pours a clear amber with a 2-finger rocky but smooth light tan head. Head dissipates quickly (-) to a thin layer. Very minor lacing. 3.5

S – Aromas of brown bread, barley sugar and honey. No noticeable hops aroma. 3.75

T – Brown bread but no sweetness as present in the aroma. A dry somewhat bitter finish of herbal hops. Some nuttiness with that whole grain taste. 3.75

MF – Medium body, slightly creamy to start but with a dry finish including a touch of astringency (-). Ultimately comes across as too thin for the style. 3.5

Dec 27, 2021
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4.67/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by Mitzvahman72 from California

With a thick copper color, this is wonderfully balanced with rich malt, toffee, mugi-cha (barley tea), caramel, balanced phynols and biscuit and a hint of citrus. The mouthfeel is phenomenal for the style and the carbonation is also great for the style, while the aroma is malty bread with some phynols and the aftertaste is dark rye German bread with a hint of phynols. Overall, a highly recommended doppelbock, along with the Dopple bock from Sprechers, the Bock and Tackle from Karl Strauss, the Ragnabock from Longship Brewing, as well as a fantastic Teufel Bock, a rare Weizen Doppelbock, from Atwater Brewing!

Dec 23, 2021
 
4.21 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Dec 16, 2021
 
4 by BigIronH from Michigan on Dec 10, 2021
 
4.12 by travelguy from Ohio on Dec 09, 2021
 
2.91 by irishevans from California on Dec 06, 2021
 
3.94 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Nov 29, 2021
Photo of BB1313
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BB1313 from Ohio

Best by 9/26/22. 11.2oz can poured into a tulip.

Pours amber with a little haze but still has some clarity; great ruby red hues; mild sediment; fluffy and creamy light khaki head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. Great color.

The aromas are malt forward. Lots of caramel. Some toffee and dark fruits. Lots of saltine crackers. Malts are obviously there.

The flavors basically follow the nose. More caramel and toffee. More dark fruits. Raisins and plums come through along with some hints of black cherry. Mild hints of vanilla in the mix. There's a subtle bitterness. Soft sweetness. Strong malt backbone. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, creamy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid doppelbock. Nice malty goodness. The craftsmanship is on point. It's perfect for a cold and rainy day. Well done. I like it.

Nov 25, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by gvickery from Texas

Dark brown, medium tan head. Smells of Munich malts, dried fruit, gingerbread cookies.
Tastes rich, Munich malt, toasted raisin bread, slight alcohol warmth.
Very good for a non German brewed bock. As good if not better. It’s really good I hope this will be available in my area regularly.

Nov 21, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jkblr from Indiana

11.2oz can stamped 26.07.21 BF 26/SEP/2022 poured into a becher glass at fridge temp 6.7% ABV. The beer pours bright dark amber with ruby highlights and thick tan colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves streaks of lacing. The aroma is mild with rich malt and notes of burnt sugar caramel. The taste is semisweet caramel with dark dried fruit and chocolate notes. Moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good doppelbock.

Nov 20, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by turfy from Texas

Pours a dark amber brown with a healthy light tan head. Fairly persistent, with some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts with some sugar. Taste is of the same bready malts with some caramel. Very nice. A touch light on the mouthfeel but overall good, with medium carbonation. This is my second beer from Einstok and I enjoyed it, as I did my first brew from them. Well done.

Nov 20, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

11.2 oz can in Hernando Florida.
Appearance. This is a fine looking bock with the expected clear and đark reddish-brown body and a good beige head.
Aroma. Malt forward and true to style, as is the flavor. Alcohol is significantly less obvious than in most dopplebocks.

Nov 15, 2021
 
3.71 by Taenim from New Jersey on Nov 08, 2021
 
4.3 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Nov 03, 2021
 
3.88 by KT3418 from Colorado on Oct 30, 2021
 
3.84 by Biergerd from Germany on May 01, 2021
 
3.88 by ZombiePlus from California on Mar 19, 2021
 
3.83 by DarrellK from Florida on Mar 03, 2021
 
4.04 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Feb 21, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Clear dark ruby. One finger of foamy off-white head with good retention.

Smell: Strong wet malt and a light cherry note. Almost uncomfortably strong.

Taste: Sweet malt with a cherry backing. Little to no hop flavor or bitterness. Mild toasted malt at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Full and smooth, with mild carbonation.

Overall: A drinkable but pretty one-note beer.

Feb 21, 2021
 
3.52 by Giantspace from Pennsylvania on Jan 09, 2021
 
3.66 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania on Dec 19, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

12 ounce can - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

BF 30/SEP/2021.

Appearance: Pours a darkened mahogany-hued body, nearly clear and topped with a finger or so of lightly yellowed froth.

Smell: Well-toasted breadcrusts, dark brown sugar, a hearty brushing of toffee, a touch of earthy spice, thin sniff of booze and an aromatic jammy dark fruit note.

Taste: Sweet, though not sugary, with a rich albeit even-keeled maltiness of cracklingly crisp toast, toothsome hints of brown sugar, toffee and stroop. Emerging, growing fruitiness of prune, black cherry and fig. Low, light herbal, woody, spicy element. Minimal alcohol presence. A little roast and cocoa peeking out near the finish. Closes out malty, everso slightly warming and even a bit drying.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth with a touch of richness.

Overall: Nice. Delivered those D-bock tastes without going too sweet or too hot.

Dec 12, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mntlover from Tennessee

Pours a murky brown but almost walnut furniture color when held to the light, small finger sized tan head falls slowly.

Aroma is malty caramel, toffee hints some light earthiness and dark fruits.

Taste is like the nose a good malty treat, loads of malt and caramel nice hints of toffee, dark fruits and some good earthy notes that linger into the finish. Smooth easy drinking satisfying.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation is mostly smooth.

Overall not bad not the best but enjoyable malty treat non the less.

Dec 09, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Good double bock. Slightly sweet caramel flavor with a subtle alcohol taste on the swallow.

Dec 03, 2020
 
3.9 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Nov 26, 2020
 
3.19 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Nov 12, 2020
 
3.74 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 01, 2020
 
4.32 by Agriverbear from Texas on Oct 25, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

this is probably the punchiest doppelbock I've had, though considering my baseline is the Spaten and my bar is Ayinger, this brew seems to register somewhere off screen. perhaps more interesting, perhaps a fad - who is to say, really?
definitely not me, but this brew - with its murky brown-with-red-tinges body and zero-retention head that drops to a halo without a single remnant, its subdued but funky-barley with chocolate and side of darker caramel malt leading to a damn-near furious barley-led malt explosion - signals something different for a style I've gotten comfortable with in my extended autumnal visits.
the mouthfeel kicks around a higher carbonation with a lighter-than-i-am-used-to-in-this-style body and results in a "fluffy billowing water" effect with a slightly hopped-bitter lowkey dry finish.
it's odd, for sure. enjoyable in short bursts, but not ever going to be a go-to session like the ancient older brother Spaten.
try it for the novelty, the slight bump in complicated flavor packet.

Oct 18, 2020
 
4.3 by GMuir from Switzerland on Aug 22, 2020
Icelandic Doppelbock from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 226 ratings