Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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82
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515 Ratings
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Wasatch The Devastator Double BockWasatch The Devastator Double Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by alexgash on 12-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
515
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
115
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Sampled this evening on 11/1/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Pours a deep reddish-mahogany in color with a thin beige head. A decent amount of sticky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is very pleasant and is of caramel malts, brown sugar and dark fruit. The taste is even better with some toffee, and the dark fruits (dates, raisins, plums) sweetness coming through but not overly sweet. Goes down easy with no bitterness at all. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation for this style of brew. Overall, really liked this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpringsSean
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Color like a light cola. Minimal head. Minimal bubbles.
Floral and like a baked heavy sweet bread.
Brown sugary sweet maltiness. Plum and raisin fruits. Hint of cola. Just the right tart.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a rich mahogany with a quickly dissipating head, minimal whispy lacing.
S - Has a stouts sweetness in aroma, very warm with some underlying maple notes, no alcohol presence.
T - Very light hop profile, slightly chocolate, lots of sweetness here, very mild bitterness. Medium body, decent mouthfeel, easy drinking.
O - A nice step up from Shiner Bock as far as depth of flavor and complexity is concerned. A great transitional beer for those wanting to get into craft beer.
V - Bought single, not sure of 6 pack pricing.

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4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock has a very thin, almost nonexistent, off-white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, honey color. There is a little lacing left behind. The aroma is subtle, but one can detect sweet, rich malt and candy or fruit. The flavor is of over-ripe fruit, pecan shells, rich barley malt, some chocolate, and syrupy sugar. It's a little bitter, but not particularly so. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, and The Devastator finishes smooth, sweet, and mellow. A little bit of the alcohol burn shows up on the back half. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

RJT

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4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12Oz poured into pint
A- Pours muddy brown, very murky. hardly any head at all. This is a really dank looking beer.
S- Dark malts, caramel, and even some dark fruits. Really sweet and sugary.
T- This reminds me of a quadrupel. Its very caramelized and has lots of raisin and brown sugar tastes. Extremely sugary sweet. It blends well and is very tasty.
M- This beer is very carbonated. Very creamy mouthfeel. Leaves my tongue somewhat sticky and dry.
O- This is a very interesting beer, not what I expected at all. Its more of a tripel or Quad then any other style of beer. This beer has a big feel to it and is definitely a sipper. A very enjoyable beer if your in the mood for something this crazy.

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4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was a mahogany red/brown. The off-white head was quick to form and faded equally as fast, leaving nothing more than some residue on the glass.

A very healthy robust smell of banana, wheat, and sweeter sugary angel food cake are brought into balance by more warming alcohol and biscuity malt.

The taste was excellent, smooth and full of flavor. All the flavors worked together in a doughy goodness; banana, ripe fruit, husk, cinnamon, and warming cognac. There was a hoppy bitterness that kept everything in check very nicely.

The body was nice and full. A sticky doughy feel coated the mouth nicely. The alcohol was pretty subdued by an abundance of flavor and body, very well done.

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4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance : a cream soda/root beer colored body, topped by a 2 finger head - off white in color and leaving flicks of lacing behind. Opacity is about 30%.

Aroma : lots of toasted malt, roasted dry grains, a slight alcohol smell and slight bubble gum. A faint fruity note of banana and raisin is also detectable. Overall it smells like a strong Bock.

Taste : this is actually really good. Deep, heavy, roasted malts, charred raisin, banana peel, some burnt yet delicious alcohol, with an exceptionally dry finish.

Mouthfeel : very full bodied yet not too thick, it just swarms and fills the palate. It's really an excellent feel. It ends nice and dry. Breaths are almost like cotton.

Overall : time to invest in a six pack. Probably the best Doppelbock I've had to date, and by far the best Wasatch beer I've tried.

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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
3.62 out of 5 based on 515 ratings.
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