Henry's Farm Double Bock | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Henry's Farm Double BockHenry's Farm Double Bock

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 153
Photo of jmdrpi
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

fairly clear, dark amber in color, nice white head. nice aroma of caramel, fresh baked bread. taste follows similarly, nice rich malt flavor. medium bodied.

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Photo of illpass78
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 is. bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep, clear amber. One-finger eggshell head. Attractive.

Aroma: Candied apples, a little booze, malt sweetness, maybe some cherries.

Taste: Those sweet malts and fruits are right there. Apples, cherries, maybe grapes. Caramel, toffee are there, too. Nice booze kick - not medicinal.

Mouthfeel: Solid body for a lager. Not heavy, but substantial.

Overall: One of the better domestic bocks you'll have. A winner from a brewery that trades in great beer.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the ancient bottle, it pours a coppery amber with a small head, dissipating quickly into a small ring. caramel malt predominates in the nose. The mouth enjoys the slightl y burnt caramel toffee flavor. Enjoyable.

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

A reddish/brown color with a small tan head.
Aroma of caramel and fruit.
Caramel and toffee taste up front, followed by some apple.
Rather thick and syrupy.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

7/5...pours soft brown with scant foam island on top. Malty nose. Sweet. Hints of vanilla and cola. Flat malty taste, thick, some bitter astringency. Caramel/toffee flavors. Hints of cherries mixed in the malt. Smooth.

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Photo of Act25
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great brewer, great 2 bock. Give this some time, it gets better.

A - Pours a tan bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a brisk pace, but leaves sheets of lacing, lots of legs, over a slight hazy, mahogany colored body.

S - Church and caramel apple. Nose brings sweet candy apple malts, syrup, and caramel toffee notes with faint hops. Too faint for me.

T - Taste follows the smell but ample - with more candy malts, plenty of nut-filled, caramel, toffee. A candy apple both glazed and caramel, with fruity esters and complex and lingering - date, fig, nutty toffee.
Hint of warming alcohol, finishing with gentle spicy hops in the background.

F - Mouth is fuller bod, thick and a bit syrupy but chewy and fluffy a bit as well, decent carb, little warming booze. Satisfying with rich food, gravies and sauces.

Best Doppel Bock made in US I have tried, compares well with Dominator.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Btld. 01.18.16. Consumed 05.16.16.

A: Nice light brown-cola in the back-light from the pour while sitting a dark burgundy red in the vessel. A tan, frothy, and slight head of moderate hold provides minimal lacing that was weakly holding on the walls. Visible carbonation was almost non-existent.

S: Sweet toasted caramel bread, dried toffee, is balanced by some earthy green hops. Hints of chocolate, licorice and fresh wort with a very light intention and short duration factor.

T: Heavy on the toffee for flavor, with some sweet caramel chew, and some fresh milk chocolate. Nutty brown malting with a bit of off hop flower bitterness, some mildewy suggestions, occurs on the swallow. age?

M: caramel like mouthful has very little carbonation and a soft chewy texture.

O: this has a very sweet toffee and caramel like malting that will no doubt limit repeats and makes this a dessert style beer. There was a questionable off hop flavor at the trail end with some sour and musky factor, perhaps age, lightstruck a factor? don't know. Two roads makes some decent brew, perhaps this just wasn't for me though, a bit overly sweet and off putting finish.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Reddish copper with 1 finger of bone white head. Good clarity with lively carbonation.

Brown bread, caramel, molasses, cracker, and grassy Noble hops.

Brown bread, caramel, and molasses. Toasted biscuit and crackery Pilsner malt a-plenty. The spicy, grassy Noble hops are providing perhaps a bit too much bitterness to style.

Medium-plus bodied, crisp, slick, sticky, and bitter.

It smells wonderful but the bitterness knocks it down a peg for me. The alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Textbook clarity. Cherry-copper color. Head stand is strong but a tad foamy and dilutes flavor on first sips.

Faint, bready caramel notes. Lighter fruit like apple or banana and a cherry wood quality. Some sort of light metallic hay aroma.

A little on the dry side throughout with too much carbonation.

The toasted pumpernickel comes through in a huge way, which is a problem because it's not inherently sweet. More sour with some spice too it, maybe for the American audience. Has a soft caramel aspect and some chocolate on back. Seems light on fruit to me. Overall, the toasted pumpernickel and chocolate amp up the bitterness despite lack of hops. Interesting take.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- An aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger egg shell head. The beer itself is very light for the style looking more like a red ale than a double bock. Lacing is sparse and fleeting.
S- The nose is typical double bock. Caramel malt and dark fruit abound.
T- The beer balances the malts with a light hop bitterness. Dark fruits are present in the beginning finishing with a light alchohol burn. Maybe a little more alcohol than I would like.
F-The carbonation is prickly and the overall mouthfeel is medium despite this.
O- This is a solid if unspectacular version of a double back. Nothing stands out particularly, although I would drink it again if better options were not available.

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Photo of SABERG
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle no date into the modified tulip glass.
A - Nice clarity, meandering carbonation disappears upon breaking the surface.
S - Caramel, toffee, fig, Light roast malts, a kiss of vanilla.
T - Straight from the nose, little variation, maybe a bit more vanilla.
M - The best part of the offering, a bit slick, nice overall feel, wonderful linger.
O - Craft on display, superbly executed.

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Photo of horshack7
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: This one pours a dark mahogany with amber hues on top a light beige head around a finger thick.

Aroma: Dark fruit, molasses, caramelized sugar, raisins, light spice, faint banana. The malts emit quite a brown bread aroma.

Taste: Very sweet in the front showcasing a hefty malt backbone with a sticky mouthfeel. Toffee, dark fruits, raisins, tons of molasses with some caramelized sugar and brown bread.

Notes: Not only is this an amazing treat a remarkable example of a double bock. It's a massive step in the right direction for more lagers. To the Two Roads brewing company I say Thank You. Cheers.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, dated 1/18/16.

The pour is outstanding. Ruby brown color with great clarity. A large, creamy, off-white head sits on top and is very persistent. In fact, almost five minutes after pouring it still had a solid one-finger head on it. Simply stunning in the glass.

Heavy toasted malt aroma with toffee, nuts, raisin, and even a little dark chocolate. Hops are nowhere to be found.

The toffee, toasted malt, and raisin stick around in the flavor and a big wave of caramel sweetness joins them. It's rich and sweet with long-lasting flavor.

Medium-full bodied and extremely clean. Its lively carbonation keeps it from becoming too cloying.

Overall, this beer is getting high marks from me. I think it is excellent and certainly worthy of a try, especially if you are a fan of lagers, like me. It showcases the malt beautifully, but is lighter and little bit sweeter to me than other Dopplebocks like Ayinger Celebrator or Andechs.

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Photo of DBosco
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 4 pack of 12 oz bottles, bottled 1/18/16. Dark orange amber, very little head after a strong pour, with modest persistent streams of bubbles. Rich malty nose. Well balanced taste, sweet maltiness, a little bitterness, slight alcohol burn. Smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation - pretty good. Overall a nice doppelbock. I bought this after an in-store tasting of most of Two Roads offerings, and I thought this was one of their best brews.

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Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, with some sort of dating on the label, but I cannot make sense of it.

Pours clouded, darker amber, medium khaki head, moderate in size and retentive powers. Goes to a thicker film and leaves some low sheeting and strands of lacing.

Malty nose with caramel, vanilla and bready goodness.

Malted up and quite pleasing brew. More smooth caramel malt notes. Tasty and well crafted....well worth a try. Go get some

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours clear and purely copper in color with a sandstone colored half-finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds.

Smell - Caramel with light toffee. Earthy and grassy hop undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose, but with more hop presence. Caramel with a hint of toffee met by equal hop notes consisting of mineral earthiness and grassy character. Finish is bittersweet with lingering caramel and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel - Near full in body with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky texture with a dry finish.

Overall - Eh, an okay doppelbock. Doesn't quite hit on the deeper malt notes that I prefer in my doppels. The hops are also just a bit aggressive for the style. Despite the flaws, its still a drinkable brew.

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Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tan fizzy bubbly 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, no real lacing, light legs though, semi clear slight hazy cranberry slight mahogany red color.

Nose brings sweet candy malts, syrupy like candy, reddish candy apple, caramel toffee notes, fruity esters riding on the hint of booze, a little creamy nougat, touch of a grassy hop thing.

Taste brings more candy malts, plenty of caramel an chewy nougat, little toffee and even a bit nutty. Lots of candy caramel, a candy apple candy, and some fruity esters in there with more candied fruits, candied nuts, mild date fig paste, nutty toffee candy, etc. Hint of warming alcohol, some mild spicy hops in the background barely there. A little biscuity toasted wheat and candied cookie biscuit. Finish is a little sweet still, touch sticky, lingering spicy earthy hop bitterness, more candy toffee caramel, and a little warming booze lingering.

Mouth is fuller bod, thick and a bit syrupy but chewy and fluffy a bit as well, decent carb, little warming booze.

Overall not bad, about what I expected for a doppel bock... er I mean double bock, an American version. Pretty well done, no real flaws, but still there are some amazing ones coming out of Germany and hard to beat those. But this is a good version for an American doppelbock, but in all too sweet sticky candy like and not enough of the toasted biscuity wheat bock like notes.

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Photo of Kendo
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bomber into a pilsner glass. Body is clear, copper-amber with some reddish. rusty undertones. 1-finger khaki head on top. Nice presentation of fine-bubbled carbonation rising throughout.

S: Sweet malt nose: caramel malt and a touch of dark fruits. Modest touch of herbal, maybe leafy, hops.

T: Grainy malt foundation - quite bready. Think toasted malt. The dark fruits make an appearance again as well. Modest herbal hoppiness provides balance, though in the aftertaste that light bitterness loses out to the overall sweetness of the malt - as it should for a Doppelbock. Alcohol is not evident at first, though after a few sips I'm noticing the heat in the belly.

M: Light-to-medium in heft. Carbonation is modest, leading to a faintly syrupy/slick feel.

O: This is quite good, is making me think I should drink more Doppelbocks - a style that I don't drink all that often. That's solid praise for a beer, methinks.

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Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Clear copper with a half finger thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Pear, darker ripe fruit and alcohol.

t: Caramel malt and ripe dark fruit with some hop balance. Alcohol seems almost showcased rather than covered and may account for some of the apparent bitterness.

m: Medium, nice body with lots of carbonation tingle.

o: A good double bock, not as tasty as a few others that I have had but quite a good example of the style.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber into a pint glass.

a: Semi-clear amber honey color body. Two finger foamy head. Settled fairly quick.

s: Grainy malts..rye bread, brown sugar, toasted bread.

t: Sweet. Brown sugar, toasted rye, spice. Slightly astringent after taste.

mf: Medium to full bodied. Creamy with a little stickiness.

o: Nicely done and good for the price but for me a little too sweet.

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Photo of datalager
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funny thing, poured from a bomber into an Innis & Gunn stem glass. A beautiful garnet red body and off white head the quickly dissipates. I took a sniff and thought it presented nicely...malty, a little sour...some gentle hop balance...maybe vanilla...and oak??? Then I took a sip, and immediately Innis & Gunn came to mind. So I thought perhaps it was a mind game, a trick played because of the glass I used. But dang if this thing doesn't present like an oak aged beer. So yeah, I read the description here and it says "aged in rye whiskey barrels." That definitely makes sense, although I can't find supporting info on either Two Roads' website or on the bottle itself. Curious. Ultimately a very good beer. Not fancy or gimmicky, just a solid malt style beer. Easy going down.

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Photo of PBoegel
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely brilliant. Huge malt nose. The beer itself looks like a perfect grade A maple syrup in color. Tight beaded tan head, about quarter inch.

Cookie dough, cherry, concord grape, jam, graham cracker.

Medium full bodied with excellent blend of carbonation and hop bitterness.

Finish is semi sweet but clean.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange, almost amber or red in color with a nice head that trails the glass. The scent is full of caramel and vanilla. The flavor was well balanced between the sweetness from all the malt and some slight grassy notes from the hops with a twinge of burn from the alcohol. I liked the balance a lot and found it to be another great beer from Two Roads.

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Photo of far333
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 2/20/13

Clear copper colored with a beige head of thick foam that slowly settles out. Low aroma of toasted malt and fig.

Rich and malty flavor, subtle sweetness, offset with noticeable bitterness, but well-balanced. Flavors of toasted malt, fig, toffee, and a hint of leather.

Even mouthfeel, full and smooth, finishes tingly. Good representation of the style.

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Photo of argock
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz brown bomber into a large weizen glass. Bottled on 02/04/14 on bottle neck. Purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT).

A: Crystal-clear chestnut brown with dark amber edges and a big, 2-finger, foamy beige head with good retention and a lot of lacing at the top and bottom of the glass.

S: Dark caramel maltiness with light herbal hoppiness. Yeast esters are low but a little fruity. Alcohol is not evident in the nose.

T: The flavor is very good with a blend of dark malty raisin and fig with a light touch of roastiness and burnt caramel. Very clean with minimal to no yeast esters. Hops are pretty neutral but mainly earthy and light herbal. Alcohol is low.

M: Not heavy and mildly crisp with medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

O: Henry's Farm is a nice dopplebock and very clean and easy to drink with no booziness and a good caramel character.

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Henry's Farm Double Bock from Two Roads Brewing Company
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