Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock - Out Of The Woods Series | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

BA SCORE
82
good
117 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor
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Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock - Out Of The Woods SeriesBourbon Barrel Doppelbock - Out Of The Woods Series
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States
hinterlandbeer.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BrownAleMale on 09-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a darker brownish amber color with tan colored head. Bourbon, caramel sweetness, bread, oak, and some cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes very smooth with some caramel and a touch of bourbon.

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Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spacecake9
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear brown with a small head that disappears quickly.
S - Aroma is mostly caramel.
T - Flavor is quite sweet up front with barrel making up the rest of the flavor profile.
M - Carbonation is low, mouth feel is thin.
O - Kinda of disappointed in this one. Not a bad beer, just nothing special to recommend. Likely better on tap.

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Photo of drpimento
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Best thing here is the aroma: at first loads of caramel, then toned down cocoa, leather, a bit of raisins; didn't pick up any bourbon. Flavor was kind of a surprise as it was kind of sweet tart and just the barest hint of bourbon. Highly carbonated. Short ok finish. Bit of a disappointment.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sweffin
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurt20
4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steveh
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not one for barrel-aged beers, let alone a style of beer that's rather experimental with bourbon-barrel aging, but I've been a fan of Hinterland for many years, so I thought I'd give this one a try.

L -- Rather hazy, dark chestnut brown with light ruby highlights and a very resilient, creamy, light tan head.

S -- Solid vanilla bourbon notes and hot alcohol, but also some off tart fruit esters. Not off-putting, but definitely not as clean as I'd expect for a Doppelbock.

T -- Tart black cherry notes up front with peppery alcohol and vanilla notes following. Some malty breadiness, in a Doppelbock vein, fighting to be recognized in the finish, but being overshadowed by the tart black cherry character that lingers through the aftertaste.

F -- Somewhat lighter body than I expected: light medium with a slick and soft mouthfeel with a dry-ish finish from alcohol.

O -- If I were to drink this without knowing the style it started as I'd tag it as a Winter Warmer or some form of Old Ale. There's really very little Doppelbock character in this and I think that's the downfall of the beer.

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Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip. Appears a dark opaque brown with a thick, frothy tan head that never completely dissipates. The nose is all sweetness and bourbon. The taste is again all bourbon, oak and sweet, malt. The mouthfeel is sticky, as I expected from the first whiff. Overall, it's just too one dimensional, and not complex enough. An interesting concept, but doesn't blow me away.

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Photo of mattycasey
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kodt
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Poloplaya
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRizz62
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a chestnut color with a nice tan head, smells of bourbon and vanilla sweet malts, taste is thin and very sweet with malts caramel and and dark fruits with very little hops, mouthfeel is this and dry with a fruity finish, the BA did not come thru on this a terrible brew

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Photo of Kegatron
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utahgiebs
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock - Out Of The Woods Series from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
3.6 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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