Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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From:
Utah Brewers Cooperative
 
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #128
ABV:
8%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,229
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 13.59%
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
394
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 23, 2022
Added:
Dec 23, 2007
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  144
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: If you're going to sin, sin big. With 8% alc/vol and a creamy richness, this brew has developed a serious cult following. Imagine that - a cult following in Utah?!
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can at Wasatch Brew Pub in Park City, UT, into a can looking logo glass. Pours deep amber, loose foam that didn’t make it all the way thru the drink.
Smells like dark caramel, medium roasty.
Taste is sweet and caramelly, plum, raisin, not a long finish at all. 8% ABV is present but not overehelming.
Feel is medium thickness, low carbonation.
Overall, it’s good, far from great. But nice to get a can from the source.
Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Semi-clear dark brown with a short khaki blanket.

Semisweet date meets toasted pumpernickel and so on. In an attempt to be economical with my words while on vacation, this is solidly on point and quite satisfying.

The medium body has a rounded crispness and finishes semi-dry, developing a touch of tobacco and roast as it warms.
Apr 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 08, 2022
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Reviewed by mscott

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Color consistent with class. ABV at 8.0% consistent. Solid beer for class but nothing noetworthy and kind of lackluster. Good beer but nothing exceptional and no threat to German best in class (Ayinnger, Spaten, etc).
Aug 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by BiologyBob from Texas

Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by SaltyScot66 from Utah

2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
I picked up some of this at the DABC. I bring this up, because I’m hoping the poor storage of beers by them made my experience less than enthusiastic. The taste was a bit on the cider side and I really didn’t enjoy it.
Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by b_mule from Utah

4.56/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up at the DABC, in Utah you can’t get it at a normal store. I was nicely surprised by the flavor, mainly because didn’t know how to pin it down. Still don’t. Thought it was a little boozy like other reviewers stated. But got used to it. One reviewer said notes of raisin, I’m going with that flavor at the source of that unidentifiable taste. I think it’s a thicker mouth feel, a little dense, but not syrupy. I’ll say that I make sure to pick up a six pack when I go for bottles of something else. A nice surprise flavor-wise. Kudos Wasatch Brewery.
Nov 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

May 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Anacross from Oregon

Mar 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Mar 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.48 by Mortarforker from Texas

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Feb 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Jan 30, 2020
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Reviewed by AlanMccool

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Good dopple. It is a bit sweet and a bit boozy, but a fair brew. I experienced a bit of quality control in carbonation. Beer 1 in six pack had a nice inch creamy head and beer 2 none at all.
Dec 20, 2019
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
LOOK; Pours a dark brown with red hues and a full frothy 2 finger tan head that quickly settles.
AROMA: I get some heavy sweetness. Aroma of a dark fruit compote of cherries, raisins sweet breads. Alos pick up
some liquor aroma, which I have never liked to get when having a beer.
TASTE: Yeah, this is a sweet one alright. The dark sweet cherries and maybe some sweetened prune and raisin compote
come through.
Way too sweet for my liking.
Nov 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Oct 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 24, 2019
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Reviewed by BEERSNOBBO from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Devastator by Wasatch Brewery 8% ABV 18 IBU
Bock- Doppleback

Appearance: pours dark amber, clear, no head retention

Aroma: lots of bread, caramel

Taste: all malt up front, mild boozy, dark fruits

Mouthfeel: medium body light for the ABV, sticky, below average carbonation
Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
In a snifter the beer is dark brown with some red. There is a small beige head that disappears to a collar.
Raisin and sweet malt aroma.
Raisin, toffee taste.
On the sweet side.
Enjoyable, will drink some more of these.
Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Dope from Massachusetts

Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.76 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Sep 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A malt-head's delight.
The Devastator Looks common, just enough suds and just enough ruby in the brown to attract... but not to "wow."
Smells move closer to "wow", but seems just like a nice caramel-like malt. Taste delivers a balanced brew, true to style and true to itself. And the 8% is, amazingly, not noticeable. Mouth is soft, smooth and, somehow, not syrupy. Devastator is not on a level of the top Bavarians, but it would be in the Top 10 of one of my favorite styles if the Devastator finished a bit drier. I had this after dinner, but I will have the next with dessert.

I went on Wasatch's website and See that they are the makers of Polygamy Porter; a classic dig on the local Establishment. I also discover that Wasatch seems to have this distribution deal with Squatters Craft Beer to form Utah Brewers Coop. Both are similar 2nd generation micro-brewers with a couple of brew-pubs each (in Utah, that makes you a pioneer.) This distribution strategy makes lots of sense as made it possible for me to cop a 4-pack at Woodman's in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Why don't more micros get together more? After all, distribution is the key to growth once you enter your second decade.
Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought pack of 12 oz cans at Woodmans in Altoona WI. Can date is enjoy by 12/18/19

Taste is dark fruit. some bread that is more toasted than roasted. hints of caramel. smooth, just slightly sweet.

Light body for the ABV.

A Ok beer that I can drink with out complaining but doesn't really stand out. Dark fruit notes is it's strong point.
Aug 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: The beer is very dark brown in color - too dark to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a short tan head that left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Sweet aromas of raisins and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is somewhat sweet and has flavors of brown bread and toasted malts with notes of raisins.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little sweeter compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: can
Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a tulip. If can artwork alone dictated the outcome, this one would be no worse than a 4.5.

Pours hazy, nearly murky, deep brown/garnet, with a decent but quickly subsiding head, and excellent lacing.

The aromas portend a sweet treat. Strong malts, with vague dark fruit aromas as well. Raisin, hazelnut, currant, caramel, and marshmallow are there. No booze.

The flavor delivers on the expected sweetness, but is muddled, with less emphasis on the malts, and more on the fruits and nuts. Raisin, hazelnut, cherry, and date slowly appear as the brew warms to room temp. Caramel and toffee too. A slight hint of booze, but well-hidden. It checks the boxes in a vague way, but lacks clarity.

The brew is full-bodied and chewy. The booze is there on the finish, but not in an offputting way. It isn't unpleasantly heavy, and isn't a difficult quaff, but it doesn't beg for sip after sip either.

Overall, a decent brew that covers the bases of the style, but doesn't deliver much complexity or clarity. The flavors and aromas are vague, and the brew falls a little flat at the finish.
Jul 28, 2019
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Reviewed by robotnewyork from Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Had at salt lake City Utah airport. Dark, almost black color, chocolate nose . Taste is a bit sweet, nutty with lots of chocolate, maybe some caramel. Decent but nothing to write home about.
Jul 13, 2019
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Reviewed by BoiseBoiseBop from Texas

1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I JOINED TO RATE THIS BEER. It's offal. If I was a billionaire I'd dump it down the sink, but I paid almost ten bucks for it, so no, I'm going to drink it. I don't really know how to express in words the insipid cheap sweetness of this ..maybe , prune juice w/o the nice prune flavor, subtle hints of listerine with a cloying taste of vicks cough drop.
If you want to get through a six pack of this, pull out some hard salami with mustard or some pepperoni, pungent imported baby swiss cheese, a celery stalk, some cherry tomatoes, and some gourmet whole grain crackers or better yet some salty corn tortilla chips with a good extremely hot salsa..and chill the beer to 32.01 degrees ( that's a must) and it might be a good idea to take a shot of Vodka every couple of beers.Wish me luck. In all honesty, I'm done with Bocks. While none are this disgusting as the Wasatch Devasataor the only good one I ever had was when Safeway used to sell this bottom of the barrel stuff called Brown Derby- it was dark, thick, rich and not very sweet and tasted great.
'I thoughtabout dumping this 'toxic waste" into a mix with good strong stout to make it drinkable , but why waste a good strong stout?
Jul 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by bundy462 from Texas

Jul 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by Skabiski from Maryland

May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by travelguy from Ohio

May 13, 2019
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Reviewed by barthiolutheran from Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Wasatch Devastator Double Bock, 12oz can, best by 5/28/19, tasted on 5/4

Pour: deep red-brown color with great clarity, a bit more than a finger's worth of fine pale head when carefully poured, quickly reducing to a thin but constantly-replenished layer

Aroma: a big, solid, clean malty nose, with toasty and lightly caramelized notes, plus just a bit of alcohol

Flavor: a nice warm, malty sweetness, not by any means saccharine, attenuates well, finish is just a little spicy and dry

Mouthfeel: moderate body, rich and smooth with just a bit of carbonated edge on the tongue

Overall: I keep feeling like this doppel is right on the edge of demonstrating a dark-fruit ester quality that it never quite gets to, which is probably my brain trying to fill in what would be present in a Belgian double. And that's not by any means bad! It's such a big American beer for its style, but that clean fermentation is much more German. My favorites tend to demonstrate bonus characteristics beyond this baseline, but this is a solid and drinkable doppelbock.
May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
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Rated by BillRoth from Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had at Cedars if Lebanon in Salt Lake City. Very nice double bock. Nice color , nose and taste. Rich malt smooth. Enjoyed.
Apr 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Pnotuner from Texas

4.71/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a beer glass and managed to not create any foam.
The color is dark but reddish as to be interesting to look at.
It does taste like dark bread but with some black pepper on it. Not too sweet for me and not really hoppy, unless hops caused the peppery taste. The smooth fizz feels very nice in my mouth.
It felt like a gamble buying a sixpack but I will go get another one.
Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by MrNIko from Texas

Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Mar 13, 2019
Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 595 ratings