Blondibock | Mammoth Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States
mammothbrewingco.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.

Added by flannelman808 on 01-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
14.39%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Kplummer82
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmoen
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.11/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy dark orange with a white head, not much head retention, decent amount of carbonation, looks a little thin for 8%.

A: Vanilla bomb, lots of vanilla, bourbon, toffee, very sweet, not getting much else, some alcohol on the nose, pretty bright aromas, bourbon really shines through.

T: Like the nose, a hit of vanilla, toffee, and bourbon, slight bitterness in the middle, slight finish with caramel malts coming through, lots of vanilla and bourbon, overwhelms the other characteristics.

M: Medium mouthfeel, bourbon adds some heat, semidry finish, fairly easy drinking.

O: I thought the bourbon and vanilla came through really good, however, I would have like the bock's characteristics to come through, but they were overwhelmed by the bourbon, enjoyable but could have been better with some depth and complexity, with some age it might change.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015 version. 7.5.% abv., aged in Heaven Hills bourbon barrels. Pours a clean yellow-orange. Intense bourbon aroma with a sweetness. Taste is much the same, and really overpowered by the bourbon (just as i remember from previous versions). Unable to really taste the base beer, but great if your looking to taste "some" boubon. Fun to revisit, not a daily drinker. Cheers!

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Photo of fishyakLA
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer as part of a flight of samplers on tap at Boneyard Bistro. I repeated this one. Kinda of a murky golden color. Too many smells in this BBQ joint to figure that out. I agree with some of the reviewers below. Smooth and whiskey barrel forward without being too sweet. Not complex. A clean, simple beer. Nice, long, and pleasant aftertaste that didn't deteriorate. A sip will make you smile. It was the favorite beer of the evening (7 beers tried). It is also available currently at Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks. It played very nicely with the BBQ feast we had going for a birthday celebration. Served with BBQ is a good food pairing.

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Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of James_Michaud91
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of krrockwe
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer surprised me. I went in and asked for a barrel aged and they said this was the only one they had in bottles. I brought it home and drank it that night. Kinda has a smooth almost buttery taste to me. I would put this in the top 5 beers I have had in 2015

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Photo of mudboneINla
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t420o
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matonika
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear with floaters. smells :malty, bananas, caramelized,bourbon. Taste: boozy, mineral, slight bitter finish. Feel: smooth clean finish medium high body.
Good fun beer but not balanced.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Velunas
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ImperialStout
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a vast, sweet, boozy brew that is like some friendly giant. Handsome orangey golden color in the Ommegang chalice with plenty of foam. The mouthfeel is a little on the unctuous side with adequate spritziness. Watery booze smell with some gardenias and vanilla.

Hot with alcohol but the bourbon flavor is delicious. Warm and toasty with a serious sweet malty undertone. The hops, in keeping with the sort-of Bock style, are fairly shy, but there is a twang of bitterness in the finish. I suppose it's a surprise that the often-sugary golden Bock style works as well as it does for this whiskeyfied cookie dough.

Crazy stuff that is quite sippable and has a pleasing woody barrel taste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Shop in downtown San Diego.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of boesesfleisch
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of B_B
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SB_Brewmaster
3/5  rDev -24.2%

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Blondibock from Mammoth Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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