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

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82
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117 Ratings
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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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of emerge077
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Severstad for surprising me with this one! Might be the best of the mixed six... and it's from Green Bay, no less.

Dark brown with glints of ruby in the light, that rich color alone makes this beer fairly sexy. Tobacco stained tan foam, half a glass at first, much more subdued on the second pour, patchy skim and a thin collar around the edges. About what you'd expect for a barrel aged lager.

Sweet whiskey aroma, more of the Jack Daniels/Jim Beam variety. Some woodiness and toasted malts surface too as it warms, as well as alcohol sharpness.

Flavors are as advertised, malty doppelbock base with plenty of bourbon heat and flavor, though a bit sharp and astringent. Base malts are there, lending bready flavors and some light fruity sweetness. Slight ashiness, astringent alcohol burn, mellowed some by the sweetness. Body is on the light side, and doesn't seem to stand up to the barrel. A bit thin and seemingly undercarbed. Overall worth a try, but know that it's a bit boozy and thin. Not sure i'd pick it up in the future.

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Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Lol at taking a long time just to open this beer. Why don't they just put a padlock on this thing?!

Mahogony brown colored. Somewhat fizzy khaki head.

The taste is kind of meh. It lacks the depth of a doppelbock that I was expecting. The bourbon flavors give it a nice boost, but it is still lacking a lot. Very woody and bready. Lots of malts.

The body is fairly thin, but I like how smooth it is. It has a great feel to it.

Overall, I will enjoy this one bottle and that will probably be it. If it had more dopplebock flavors (dark fruits, molasses, etc) this beer would be great. However, most of the bock flavors are muted.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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 XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a brownish-red with limited head that did not lace. Wonderful aroma, full of candied plums and Bourbon Whiskey. Clean flavours. Sweet dark fruit, toffe, and Bourbon. Lovely, lovely Bourbon. Very harmonious. Vanilla, molasis, subtle char. A Bourbon beer that tastes like beer first, not the other way around. Overal a medium sweet sipper. Nothing over the top....not the best burbon barrel i've had, but a nice beer nontheless.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jwc215
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours brown with a thn lasting tan head. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel, bourbon, prunes.

The taste is of bourbon/caramel - a hint of honey - very sweet. A hint of earthy spiciness gives some balance.

It is almost full-bodied, somewhat sticky. A bit sharp.

A sweet doppelbock made sweeter by the bourbon. An "interesting" brew - sweet and boozy.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Sweffin
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | 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 AngusOg
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of maximum12
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

First, to Hinterland: take a fucking road trip to New Glarus & get a lesson on how to wax a bottle. I needed seven minutes & three tools to get the stupid thing open. That alone will keep me from buying this, or another waxed Hinterland beer, again, because I'm fucking annoyed before I even peep the beer. Oh, hey, I see other people had this problem, too. 16.9 ounces of well-shaken beer.

Pour is a dull brown with staid red highlights, like a Willmar girl who hasn't been to the salon in too long. Carbonation is quick & done, despite the vigorous handling. Nice dopple nose with caramel, toffee, sweets, & a quick flash of vanilla. Pretty nice.

Bourbon Barrel Dopplebock is as thin as a starving mannequin. Mouthfeel is skeletal, watery & aimless. The base beer is a letdown from the smell: toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, but all washed out & lifeless because of the lack of a backbone. On the plus side, the lack of thrust makes it very easy to drink...perhaps my first session barrel-aged doppelbock.

A big step down from the nose to the mouth, & the base beer appears to be outclassed & pummeled into irrelevance by the barrel: it needs to hit the gym. Overall, just another mediocre beer. But that fucking wax...

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Photo of Bighuge
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of all, trying to get into this bottle was like trying to get into Fort Knox. The wax was like a some cross-linked UV cured urethane. Damn near had to make a trip to the ER after nearly slicing my finger off with the sharp object I was using to chisel my way in. Then after finally popping it, I got crumbs all over that I needed to be careful not to get in the beer. Some probably did. Hopefully no glass shards did. I may be making that trip to the ER after all if they did :<(

Tarnished brown body with a slight beige cap. Lacing comes in the form of rings....moderately spaced. The aroma is strong...I'll give it that. Heavy on the bourbon, which I like, and a slickly sweet aroma as well. Flavor is pretty solid overall. Sweet without teetering over that edge of cloying. Bourbon is noticeable. Fairly malty. Not a lot of depth, but it's pretty good with it's two edged sword of malt sweetness and bourbon. Lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Could use a little heft. Solid beer overall.

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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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