Icelandic Doppelbock | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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BEER INFO

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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Ranking:
#32,687
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
152
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
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15
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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Ale_Dog
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 57md
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brownish copper with about a finger of head. The nose is appropriately malty and bready as is the flavor. The problem is that the flavor sort of falls off after an initial shot leaving the finish kind of bland.

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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 dacrza1
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: December 17, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Schnieder Edel-Weisse pokal... OCCASION: watching the Cavs, but already celebrating the kitchen victory--barbecue and beer/beef/potato turnovers, laced with the doppelbock I am currently rating, for tomorrow's holiday luncheon.. APPEARANCE: beautiful copper brown body that allows some daylight through; head is off-white, clinging in banking clouds; base stays at a strong half-finger... AROMA: caramel malts front and center, with deep chocolate overtones...malts are slightly toasted as well, with some toffee and sweetness... PALATE: medium to full-bodied, demonstratively weighty at the throat and warming at the tongue; average carbonation; creamy with a reasonable finish... TASTE: as the scent suggests, chocolate and toasted malts akin to caramel, making for a winter warmer of a different persuasion than the usual uber-brown or extra-alcoholic ale; chocolate at the finish as well--a singular, effective profile... OVERALL: the beer I took to Tom's beer fest was confirmed as a find by a friend who visited Iceland and sang its praises...this beer is a great winter companion (fantastic label, too), with strength and a flavor profile that compliments a relaxing night...

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Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised to see this beer in the store last weekend after my experience with their Icelandic Toasted Porter. My experience tells me this will be nothing out of the ordinary but just a solid beer that is highly drinkable. Love the clean and consistent labeling across their different beers. A Viking with a red Rudolph nose on green packaging. How festive.

A: Pours a clear auburn with a thick beige head that settles to a thin layer, almost disappearing. Minor amount of carbonation visible. Scant lacing on the glass.

S: Touch of raisins and toffee sweetness. Raisin bread. A hint of dry, walnut bitterness.

T: Touch of chocolate, dark bread, dark tea, nuts, toffee.

M: Somewhat chewey. Indeed a long a finish moderately dry again with some soft bitterness.

D: Highly drinkable doppelbock. This drinks more like a brown ale to me than some of the more popular examples of this style such as Ayinger Celebrator and Troegs Troegenator. The flavor profile here is less complex. At 6.7% the alcohol really does not play a factor either in the flavor profile. Overall there is nothing groundbreaking about this beer, but there's also nothing wrong with it. Flavorful and highly drinkable.

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Photo of jams1220
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobMessina
2.52/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jwhancher
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at the Pennsport Beer Boutique. Pours a clear Amber with decent head and some lacing on the glass sides. Aroma has some oxidative notes with caramel, chocolate, and some spice. Taste is like the aroma with some oxidation, chocolate, caramel. Bottled on date of 01.07.15 with best before 30 Aug 16. Reminds me of an English ale more than a doppelbock. Feel is slightly chewy with lots of caramel like a taffy bar. Alcohol notes are well on check with very slight warming in the throat. Overall, glad to have tried. Not my ideal doppelbock but very good nonetheless.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tigg924
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear, chestnut brown, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is chocolate and sticky caramel. Smooth and tasty. I prefer the German classics more, but this is solid. I will get this again.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a chalice

Brown like a dark brewed iced tea, off white foam layer with lacings

Aroma of malts

Malt taste, metallic, tin?

Low sudsing, smooth,

Can't get past the metallic taste which is off putting

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3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgeddis
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kkazemi
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Icelandic Doppelbock from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 152 ratings