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

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85
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53 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: Rotating

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Skaterdude97
5/5  rDev +29.5%
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 BeerWatcher
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%

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 BeerQuebec
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Devon_
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of nhaimes
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

$ 9.53 (Including discount and tax)/bomber ($ 0.433/oz) at Oppermann’s, Saginaw, MI.
Undated bomber stored at 42 degrees served at 50 degrees (Per bottle instructions 8-10 degrees C.) in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – toffee. Malt predominates as it warms.
Head – Small (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to a one mm partial ring and a small island fed by effervescence
Lacing – none.
Body – dark brown, opaque, slight effervescence.
Flavor – begins sweet but not cloying. There is a definite toffee taste and a hint of vanillin from the barrel but not any bourbon taste. Allowing it to warm in my mouth brings out some malt flavor and a hint of malt bitterness but no bourbon nor alcohol. No hop bitterness or flavor is detected. No diacetyl.
Palate – full, creamy, soft carbonation.

A very tasty doppelbock, worth the price point. Next time I find this I’ll definitely pick up some more. Lack of head and lacing would normally detract from the score, but since it’s BBA…

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.5.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown filtered with a ruby tinge, no apparent carbonation, 4 fingers of light tan brown head, fades like a boiling pot of macaroni.

S: Vanilla, butter, oak bourbon woodiness, alcohol, whiskey, vanilla ice cream, snow.

T: Vanilla, butter, vanilla ice cream, oaken woodiness, dark toasted malts, coffee, Kailua, rich and deep flavours.

M: Thick woody body, medium highly foamy carbonation leaving a smooth but thick rich feel.

O: What a great beer, a great invention. I eventually had lost my taste for doppelbocks, but this one restores it due to the oak aging. I just want to keep sipping it.

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Photo of Beccy
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
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 IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of mikemands
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CurtisD
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shanny_koenig
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of EdgewaterBrew
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryW
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and some small lacing. Aroma of strong bourbon notes with some woody notes. Taste is also dominated by strong bourbon notes with light vanilla notes and some dry oak notes. Finish is quite dry with light residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not sure if the base beer is that great bit the bourbon notes are quite interesting.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes. Pretty sure this is what I had.

A - Poured nearly black, like a very deep rusty red tone. One finger of beige head on top with strong carbonation. Spotty lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Grapey, vinous, dark fruit, sugar, vanilla, more boozy as it warms.

T - Vinous agian with wood and vanilla. Sweet but not cloying, dark fruit, grapes.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, sweet and slightly dry finish.

O/D - The barrel aging seemed quite subtle and allowed for the base to show and blend with the barrel well. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%

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Deviator Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cameron's Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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