Double Vision Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Doppelbock aged in used Heaven Hill barrels.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
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4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was excellent. I wasn't a big fan of the regular bottled version of the Double Vision, with its big soy sauce taste. But this has a big bourbon taste, and the the thick creamy texture overrides all, The heat from the alcohol was present but not overwhelming. Very drinkable very delicious!

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Photo of nickd717
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest.

Hazy dark brown in color, or "dark leather" as the brewery calls it, with a small tan head and some lacing.

Aroma is very malty and somewhat sweet with caramel, roast, bourbon, and wood.

Flavor is pretty awesome. Fairly sweet with loads of caramel malt, toffee, bourbon, nuts, wood, vanilla, roast, and a little bit of smokiness. Very complex, even more so than the standard Double Vision that I think is a great beer, and also balanced.

Palate is smooth and fairly creamy with medium-plus body.

Drinkability is high. I like this stuff a lot. This brewery is really great when they want to be.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mp2mp
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Toasty fragrance with hints of rich-scented October air. Caramel-ly in color and flavor. Bourbon flavors superby balanced with the bock. Not overly hopped and just a little spicy. Not smokey. Pleasant aftertaste consistent with the first taste.
Creamy head that lingers, but not foamy. Smooth on the tongue, too.
This dopplebock begs to have another, but is substantial enough on it's own. I would like to try it with Cajun catfish, or maybe pecan pie.

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Photo of seth72104
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of mnjeff
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review from notes. Had at Stub & Herbs Darkness Eve party on nitro-tap.

A: This beer is very dark for a dopplebock; it looks a lot like a glass of coca cola. Though the head is minimal it lingers very well and leaves tons of attractive lacing down the glass.
S: The aroma is reminiscent of an earthy belgian quad. I detect the sweetness of raisins and a musty, earthen quality. There is an upfront brown sugar aroma that is chopped down by a dominating whiskey burn with a harsh bite in the nose.
T: This beer initially showcases many blended sweet flavors on a spectrum between tootsie rolls and prunes. That light sweetness that is gently lifted from the palate by a trace amount of a smooth whiskey bite. The aftertaste is strangely influenced by dark fruit rather than the whiskey barrel; very pleasing.
M: Mouthful is medium-full. The nitro tap does wonders for this beer. The extra carbonation helps to make this borderline creamy. Though the flavor seems to be malt-centric you can feel the hops dancing on your tongue.
D: The most drinkable dopplebock I have ever encountered. The only areas it suffers at all are aroma and appearance. There is no alcohol burn whatsoever in the flavor. Impressive.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Darkness Day eve at Stub & Herbs, reviewed from notes.

A - Dark colored beer, although it was dark in the bar, a brownish with some ruby highlights when held up to the light. Not a ton of lace on this, and minimal head.

S - Quad-like, with some dark fruits, raisins and figs mostly. Burnt sugar and a healthy dose of whisky.

T - Pretty sweet beer, bit of whisky, dark fruits. Some nice brown sugar on a strong malty backbone. It's not bad, a little different.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

D - It's a bit too sweet to be super drinkable for me, it's not a bad beer though.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viggo
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stub n Herbs.

Pours a dark red, mostly clear and vibrant, really nice colour, thick tan head forms and settles down to a thick ring and layer around the glass, huge lacing sticks all over, looks nice.

Smell is great, huge bourbon character, caramel and toffee, some biscuit and bready malt, lightly toasty, alcohol, dark fruit, alcohol, wood, lots of vanilla, really great barrel character and the base beer holds up to it.

Taste is similar, huge and malty up front, caramel, biscuit, wicked toffee/butterscotch, big vanilla and bourbon, some raisin and dark fruit, lightly boozy, whiskey, crazy good.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, some warmth going down but buttery smooth. Great barrel character, and a great beer.

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Photo of Buebie
2.65/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Consumed this evening off a nitro pour at Stub & Herbs for their annual Darkness Eve bash.

Review taken from notes:
10 ounce snifter pour producing a dark color with auburn highlights when held to light. Half inch brown head, leaving rings of lace and smallish slippery lace. Thin cap, solid collar.
Aroma of lightly toasted wood, plenty of whiskey although not hot, brown sugar, vanilla, charred grains and plenty of malt. Very delicious smelling brew
Mouthfeel is creamy as hell smooth amazeingness!
Taste includes a fair amount of charred wood and roasted grain upfront. Then a blasting of syrup condensed sweetness.
Vanilla, maple and loads of sugery sweets. A bit of cola flavors too. Its overly sweet though, making it extremely difficult to drink, but hiding abv well. Drinkability hurts from this massively!
Finishing with toasted wood, bittering chocolaty grains and a more robust, less sweet flavor.

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Photo of Loadedgunz
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap at the Stone Bistro

A - Dark brown / black in color. It had a thick/dense appearance with minimal tan head and low levels of lacing. The lacing had disappeared after about ten minutes.

S - Amazing aromas of caramel, molasses, bourbon, coffee, and oak. No hops could be detected from the fumes.

T - Wonderful uniformed sweet and aromatic notes of coffee, caramel, and perhaps even vanilla were dominant. These notes hung around from beginning to end and lingered in the aftertaste.

M / D - I had a smooth and silky texture that went down very easily. Highly drinkable beer considering the sweet and aromatic components and lack of hoppiness and alcohol presence. Overall, very delicious and tasty.

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Photo of rarigney
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not retired, but brewed infrequently. 2015 release poured into a teku glass, pours a murky dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is dark fruit and alcohol. The taste is chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee. As it warms, it adds vanilla notes and a strong bourbon flavor.
Very good.

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Photo of I2uss
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Double Vision Doppelbock - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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