Deviator Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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50 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
cameronsbrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cameron’s Deviator Doppelbock Barrel Aged is a unique brew that is based on our previous award-winning Doppelbock releases. Doppelbocks are Teutonic-inspired dark lagers that feature imported German malt and were served by the Bavarian monks during times of fasting as “liquid bread.” This version of Cameron’s Deviator Doppelbock has been aged for six months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This process lends to a smooth, toasted vanilla notes, layered upon the complex malty body.

Added by liamt07 on 08-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of beergorrilla
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skaterdude97
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - 5 | black with a red tint, a cream coloured head that sticks around

Smell - 5 | vanilla, milk chocolate, cherry, raisins, prunes, nuts

Taste - 5 | milk chocolate, cherry, vanilla, cherry, raisins, nuts, coffee bitterness on the finnish

Feel - 5 | medium-plus body with a creamy character.

Overall - 5

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Photo of CurtisD
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shanny_koenig
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wajohnst
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slongie
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerQuebec
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/27/2014. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, brown bread, bourbon, light nuttiness, light chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and moderate bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, brown bread, bourbon, light nuttiness, light chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and oak/bourbon spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, vanilla, oak, brown bread, bourbon, light nuttiness/chocolate, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice barrel aged doppelbock style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Glorithm
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikemands
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffo
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this from Hopsolutely this past summer. Thanks a lot guys!

From a bomber into a snifter
Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for 6 months

APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, fizzy, light tan head with good retention. Clear dark maroon brown with lower carbonation evident. Head fades to a thick foam cap with some good staying power. A ring and slight wisp remain until the end but leave no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Dark fruits, raisins, dates, oak, hints of bourbon with some nice sweet vanilla cream and milk chocolate. Quite nice overall.

TASTE: Dark fruits, oak, grapes and some spicy alcohol up front. Raisins as well. Medium strength finish of oak, vanilla, dark fruit, hints of bourbon and some alcohol linger on the palate. Pretty good.

PALATE: Thinner body and medium levels of carbonation. A little watery, unfortunately, goes down fine and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A touch thinner and watery perhaps, though nothing off-putting.

OVERALL: Good stuff. The body could be a touch thicker and creamier for the style perhaps, but the rest of the experience is enjoyable. Aroma on this was probably the best quality. Would certainly enjoy drinking some more of this if they ever decide to re-make it. Cheers guys!

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Photo of Beccy
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious - one of my favourite beers.

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Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWatcher
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%

A beautiful very dark brown beer, with reddish hilights in the light. Almost zero head. The bourbon barrel aging is very prevalent on the nose. Also getting raisins, fig newtons, and molasses. A viscous mouth feel. The tastes are identical, with maybe the addition of some light brown sugar dusting to the whole affair. Getting some plum too as it warms, and very subtle vanilla. Definitely swings the way of malts, rather than hops. This is a runaway winner for my favourite Cameron’s beer.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TerryW
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Devon_
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of EdgewaterBrew
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Dna_Infinity
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to Glass

Appearance - Poured a really dark brown colour almost black, one finger of beige head

Smell - Vanilla, oak, bourbon, smells like the barrel

Taste - Dark malts, lots of vanilla and oak, the barrel really comes through

Overall - Good to try and something I may visit again

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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