Icelandic Doppelbock | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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

Style: German 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

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#32,273
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
152
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
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Photo of Armen
4.76/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of ZCW
4.69/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic dopplebock style. Deep amber/honey color. Smells like a dopplebock - sweet malts.. Perfectly carbonated, with a slightly light mouthfeel. Taste lingers. A fully enjoyable dopplebock that is a notch above most.

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Photo of ramonjkk
4.59/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not too heavy on the stomach. Nice pleasant taste and sweet aroma. Great for a relaxed day.

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Photo of Huffs
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer, good malt balance

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Photo of Robertas
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Gajo74
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a decent off white foamy head that is about half a finger length high, the white/brown lace is creamy and retains well.
Strong aroma. The fruity esters hit me first. I'm thinking strawberries or raspberries. I also detect malty and caramel sweetness. As the drink gets further along, a strong combination of coffee and cocoa take over.
Taste is quite pleasant. Roasted malty sweetness pervades along with toasted dark bread. A mild hops finish balances out the sweetness perfectly resulting in a slightly bitter after taste. Also some hints of alcohol flavors become prevalent towards the end of the drink and as it warms.
Nice creamy and smooth feel. Low carbonation but just enough. Light to medium body; it feels like a heavier lager.
This is not the most complex or robust doppelbock I've had, but it really does the job nicely. A nice winter warmer drink. Also, my first brew from Iceland. Not a bad introduction.

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Photo of Dmecca
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobW696
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Deep mahogany color with a creamy head that falls away after about a minute. Smell is of deep, caramel malt character, hints of milk chocolate and a bit of toffee, though not as powerful as might be found in other examples of the style. Taste is much the same: very clean, crisp, sweet malt character, nice toasty breadiness, though subdued in comparison to a classic German doppelbock. Light-bodied and easy to drink, with a dry finish. This is a nice beer, clean and refreshing, though those looking for a big, full-bodied doppelbock might look elsewhere. This could almost be considered a doppelbock-light, or the happy medium between an Oktoberfest and a doppelbock. Still a pleasure to drink, and definitely worth picking up if you get the chance.

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: a real nice chestnut brown color with some mild ruby red notes. very clear as well

s: smells sweet, rich, and silky. this is loaded with juicy caramel malts. loads of bready yeast, a hint of molasses and brown sugar. smells nice

t: those caramel malts hit you right away, and are immediately cut by a mild earthy bitterness, some metallic notes. it gently fades back to the caramel and brown sugar flavors. slightly nutty, and a hint of cherry. its not intensely complex, but it has a real nice progression of flavors and each of those flavors is pretty nice

m: medium mouthfeel - a bit silky. not really heavy at all. on the lower side of carbonation - just the right amount

o: its a quite pleasant beer. i could lose some of the bitterness, but it does do well to cut the sweetness and leaves a neutral flavor behind. like mentioned before, its nothing too crazy, but its enjoyable to drink

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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/9/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread crust, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread crust, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, grass, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread crust, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light dark fruit/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean lager finish, never yeasty. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.7%. Overall this is an excellent doppelbock! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink for the ABV; with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very rich, clean, and complex dark/Munich/light roasted malts; with just enough earthy hops to balance sweetness. Never overly fruity from malt. A really enjoyable offering, perfect style example all around.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickapalooza86
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 152 ratings