Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch The Devastator Double BockWasatch The Devastator Double Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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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:
511
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of rspauldi
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Satan70
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of JoBoTo
3.01/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L- Nice, even, brown, with hazel hints. Small head disappearing after ~20 seconds. No lacing.

S- Nutty brown, with hops after notes. Slight coffee, sweetness.

M- Good amount of carbonation, with heavy body, and tongue tingle is medium dying with more drinks.

T- Nutty. Alcohol is prominent. Good overall flavor.

D- Was surprised to find an 8% in SLC, but decided to try the Mormon radical. Has a picture of a ram and the Mormon temple on the label. Something that could be kept in the fridge for those wanting a change every now and then. Wasn't undesirable, but not a must have.

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Photo of obrike
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A buddy of mind bought a sixer at Specs in Austin and was kind enough to share.

Appearance was nice. A dark iced-tea look with a decent white head...spotty lacing.

This is odd. I'm getting not much scent at all...if anything, a bit of bmc adjunct...not a good sign.

Taste was an improvement over the smell, but still, for a doppelbock, a bit weaker than I am used to. A slight, sweet malt, a hint of dark fruits, but quite buried. Certainly not a top choice for the style.

Quite easy to drink for an 8.0, but still, no real need to as there are a multitude of better choices in this style.

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Photo of D1noB
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A malty, caramel, thicker beer, with a little bite. Probably better in the winter because it has a little weight to it.

Taste Rating in Words: It's like putting a jacket on.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up about 2 fingers of head which doesn't have much retention. The head is off-white with hints of beige while the body is a maroon/dark amber that glows a medium to dark amber with maroon around the edges. No lacing left as of yet.

Nose- From the glass, I get faint hints of caramel. The bottle gives up conspicuous notes of caramel that has cinnamon around the edges. After some vigorous swirling, the beer only shows some burnt caramel and burnt raisin.

Taste- Sweet malt strikes first- caramel, brown bread, brown sugar, molasses, and hints of raisins. There seems to be a spiciness on the finish that is close to the cinnamon of the nose. Some heat as well. The cinnamon of the flavor profile approaches the heat of red hots candy. There is a lot of presence but balance seems to be lacking. At points, the malt bill seems to point toward burnt bread and burnt raisins. Starts to mellow but the burnt nature of the malt bill seems to take over the finish. I can understand how some might enjoy this beer but it's not for me. A just above average beer at the moment.

Mouthfeel- Almost medium bodied with a good amount of syrup to the texture. They could perhaps dial back the carbonation a little bit.

Drinkability- The heat does fade after a few minutes but the flavor profile is an obstacle for me. Price is not bad.

Overall- Matches the heavy malt bill of most doppelbocks but lacks the integration of some of the better ones and is definitely not in the same class as Ayinger. If you like doppelbocks, then give it a try. If not, you can pass.

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Photo of beertunes
3.07/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tom for grabbing this one for me. Born on date 7/6/11. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured the translucent medium brown of coca-cola with just a thin ring of just off-white head had a moderate amount of retention and no lacing. There were a lot of bubbles that clung to the side of glass but didn't feel very effervescent across the tongue.

The aroma was solidly malty, as expected for the style and the beer didn't have the noticeable alcohol scent that a lot of the style do. The beer started out with some grainy malts on the tongue, then transitioned into a fair bit of sweetness in the middle and just a tinge of hops on the (surprisingly dry) finish.

The body wasn't as full as I like for the style, but that kinda helped drinkability. The beer was pretty smooth and went down pretty easily. Overall, a solid example of the style. I wouldn't mind having more of these, and if it were local to me it would be a semi-regular for me. Worth trying when you get the chance.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a claer amber color with a huge head that retains and laces nicely

Smell: Dark fruit, cakey malt, and a grainy, metallic twang

Taste: Opens with a cakey malt flavor that is joined by the dark fruit and grainy elements at mid-palate; after the swallow, the grainy aspect dominates, though there is clearly some residual sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Doesn't really have that big doppelbock malt character I would expect for the style and is also a bit too grainy for my palate

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark amber body with a frothy, (just barely) off-white head.

Smell: Sweetish, grainy nose with vague notes of fruit and spice, as well as some alcoholic wafts evident.

Taste: Grainy from the get-go and moderately sweet. Light fig fruitiness. Again, it's still quite grainy, husky even. Spicy, earthy hops with a light bitterness. Touch of peppery alcohol. Final kick of toasted grains in the warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Thanks, but no thanks. A tad lacking for a doppelbock, really. I'd prefer something more bready, more richly melanoidin laden instead of all this sharp graininess.

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Photo of AnalogErik
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look was dark and smooth - no head. smell was strong, as you would expect with a dopple. taste followed suit, but wasn't overstated. Feel was lighter, malty, smooth.,

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Photo of MikeThompson
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I was in Utah with family for the holidays and like to check out local beers. I bought this at the State liquor store for about $9 a six pack. I do like the cheesy logo.

Poured a dark brown with a light head. Smelled a little funky, almost slightly reminiscent of garbage, but mostly consistent with a Doppelbock.

The taste was better. It was dominated by a chewy malt flavor, although weaker than most. Nice sweetness, very subtle hops. Once again though, a little funky. I bought a Celebrator to compare back to back, and although the Devastator is a good first-approximation, it is no substitute for a great doppelbock.

Mouthfeel was carbonated and not as thick as I expected for the style.

Drinkability is good, and this is evidenced by all of the drunk Utah hipsters raving about this beer. I though it was alright.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks like a standard amber transparent color, initial foamy head that vanishes like a mirage without any lacing unfortunately...
Smells like pecans, just like another astute BA already pointed out. Also I get a vague honeyed smoke scent off this one. Odd. Its almost as if it couldn't decide on whether to be a rauchbier or a doppelbock. Hides the ABV perfectly and has pretty decent body, texture, but the flavor is much weaker than the nose hinted at. The shortest finish on any craft beer I have ever tasted, and in this case that is a bad thing because the sweet malt that is there is quite delicious, just a total mismatch to what the nose is telling me, is all.

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Photo of kevo237
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Initially, this had a great head and was a very good looking beer. This is all changed within a minute or so as the beer completely lost its head and looked like iced tea. On the nose, I got plenty smoked meat, smoked ham even.

Taste was of pecans and roasted nuts. Tasted much sweeter than a normal double bock. Almost seemed like it was a straight up pecan beer. Mouthfeel was decent. Lost some carbonation as I kept drinking. Overall, not impressed. Was a slightly below average double bock that was too sweet and didn't keep carbonation long enough. The alcohol was not detectable, which was a good thing, in my opinion.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this brew in a trade with Wasatch, Thanks John!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - almost clear, light amber color with an off=white head that left good lacing.

S - dark fruit and malty sweetness.

T - sweet and malty taste.

F - medium bodied with light carbonation.

D - it's ok, but there are much better dopplebocks.

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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
3.62 out of 5 based on 511 ratings.
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