Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock | Utah Brewers Cooperative

Wasatch The Devastator Double BockWasatch The Devastator Double Bock
BA SCORE
48.6%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 516 ratings
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
Ranking:
#32,078
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
516
Liked:
251
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
13.66%
Alströms:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
116
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of Miami66
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours rich mahogany with a frothy khaki head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little thin lacing.

S: Dark fruit, toffee, bready slightly toasty malt, and a touch of spice.

T: Dried fruit, raisins, dates, plums, and figs, big toffee sweetness, slightly toasty bready malt, nutty, and subtle spice.

M: Sticky full body, moderate carbonation.

O: A little sweet, but overall a pretty decent doppelbock.

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Photo of indiapaleale
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown/amber with a thin white head that appears very creamy. This quickly goes away leaving just a thin flower shaped film floating on top.

Smell is malt and caramel or more like malt extract after its been boiled for a few minutes.

Taste is nice and malty with a pretty decent balance as its not cloying but it sure is sweet and tasty.

Carbonation levels are just right as far as I'm concerned. Not a bad stab at one of my favorite styles.

Thanks Wasatch for sending this along in a recent trade.

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Photo of doughanson78
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a chalice. Thanks to Phelps for this in the Tickers BIF for this.

A: Medium amber in color. Almost a one finger white head with ok retention and good lacing.

S: Lots of sweet caramel. Very nutty. Lots of dark fruits, figs, raisins, and cherries.

T: Very sweet. Caramel and toffee. Dark fruits. Big nutty notes along with a slight alcohol bite in the finish.

M: Medium light body. Medium high carbonation. Decent creaminess.

O: A decent beer. A bit to sweet in my opinion. It's slightly complex. Haven't had many Doppelbock's to compare to so take what I say with a grain of salt.

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Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abex44
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of craigbelly
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of chinabeergeek
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to wasatch for this namesake extra.

12oz bottle. "8124" lightly printed on the glass, at the base of the neck. also a sticker saying "unlawful to remove" from "DABC", with "0035" printed on top. weird...

tasted in late april/early may 2009

dark caramel amber, with ruby hue under the light. 1-finger light tan head soon fades to thin wisps and ring. several splotchy thin rings of lace.

aroma: rich, malty caramel with hint of dried fruit. almost savory, toffee quality. but only just a trace whiff of euro hops.

taste: standard bock flavors, malty with moderate bitterness from euro hops. slight phenol or fusel towards the finish, but otherwise pretty solid.

medium body, thin syrup quality, with astringent notes in the finish. gentle, lightly prickly carbonation for slight lift in flavor.

i've been pleasantly surprised by these wasatch offerings.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carrollmel7
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass, with a big thanks to John (Wasatch) for the chance!

Pours a beautiful ruby brown with only the slightest hint of haze, with a thin but persistent light khaki head.

Nose is full of dark fruits, earthy and over ripe, from figs and strawberries, with just a bit of nutty breadcrust underneath. Really quite good.

Taste follow the nose closely; very earthy from the beginning, the same complex over-ripe dark fruit notes coming on early and strong, heavy dose of figs with some prunes and a bit of red berry adding some brightness, with a nice dose of breadcrusty malt underneath. Hops are perceptible towards the long finish, providing one last accentuated dose of the earthiness that marks this one. Enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, lightly carbonated, with a surprisingly dry finish.

Alcohol is entirely hidden, beautifully balanced and fully flavored. This is an entirely respectable and very tasty example of a style that can easily vary from superb to completely mundane. This falls short of the absolute best German examples (Curator, Celebrator), but a worthy beer that's easily able to stand on its own two feet.

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Photo of dcotom
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sprucetip
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Before I get started...my first beer review after my recent move to Utah, and its fitting enough to be a Utah beer, secondly, this could be one of the coolest labels ever, temple square on fire! Style points right there.

Purchased at the State Liquor Store in Vernal, as a single.
Twist off 12oz bottle.

A: Nice brown color, excellent red/brown when held to the light. About half an inch worth of cream colored head with lots of tiny bubbles. Fairly decent lacing all around.

S: earthy, caramel, tons and tons of sweet malt in this one. not really a whole lot else going on though.

T: this is a malt bomb, wow, tons of rich heavy chocolate and caramel flavors are in this one, slight boozey kick at the end. there are some nice molasses flavors in there as well. not much for a hop kick, but that was somewhat expected. what is there for the hops is piney and clean, but pushed way to the background.

M: thick and creamy, this one coats the mouth and is quite heavy, all around a thick, malty beer. slightly warming alcohol note as well. rather clean finish. does stick nicely to the lips.

D: I wouldn't hit this one all night, but I will go back and grab some more to keep on hand. Really a good example of the style, and a solid beer all around. Especially the label. Ramfireytemplesquareawesomeness.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
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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Photo of azdback
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Very light brown, clear color. Few carbonation bubbles lead to a small, half finger head that is very light brown itself and thin. Lace appears to not want anything to do with this beer.

Smell is lightly roast malts and yeast. Sweet smelling, light coffee and chocolate smells and maybe just a hint of alcohol.

Taste is not like the smell so much. It drinks more like a Scotch Ale. Very sweet and medium roast malts. Honey and wheat. No alcohol can be detected from the taste.

Mouth is silky or creamy with round carbonation. Body is medium with an average wet finish.

Overall this wasn't bad but it didn't fit it's style IMO. I really think it tasted more like a Scotch/Scottish/Wee Heavy than a Doppelbock but not a bad choice if you get the chance. Thanks to Rim Liquor for this one.

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Photo of Lukebell15
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of bort11
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Wasatch for this one.

12 oz bottle poured into an Ommegang fluted tulip. Thin tan head that quickly recedes. Not a lot of lacing involved. Color is a dark but clear caramel reddish brown. Very pretty color to look at.

Smell has a strong caramel malt flavor, with a bit of bananas and cloves. Taste is a lot like a cola, sweet and caramelized. Flavor blossoms as it warms up. More dark fruits and a peppery spice become apparent.

Mouthfeel is a thin creamy texture. Great to try something new.

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Photo of Bustersuess
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Clear gold-brown color, no real head or lacing. Smell is sweet and ready. The tastes has a lot of caramel notes. Probably not one to repeat but not bad.

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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 48.6% out of 100 with 516 ratings
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