Special Black Lobotomy Bock | Indian Wells Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Radome on 04-19-2015

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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber bottle.

L - Color is a brown so dark it's almost black, but is clear when a shallow sample is looked at. The head is light tan in color, made up of teeny tiny bubbles. It remains as a thick swirl until the beer is gone. It also leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma is mostly bready malt, but also has a whiff of roasted grains that give it a small coffee and chocolate note. It is certainly not a traditional doppelbock, but it's not roasted enough to be mistaken for a porter or stout. No obvious hops, no yeast character. Very clean.

T - The flavors are similar to a traditional doppelbock emphasizing bready and sweet malt. Less of the roasted character is in the flavor than is in the aroma. There is a low-moderate hop bitterness to offset the malt sweetness, but no real hop flavor. Like the aroma, the taste is very clean with no yeast notes, as expected for a lager.

F - Medium body. Full, somewhat prickly carbonation. Only a very light alcohol burn, which is amazing for a 12% ABV beer. Dry finish.

O - This is an interesting and unexpected beer. Not knowing what to expect from a 12% "Black Doppelbock", I found the low level of roastiness, clean, dry finish and low alcohol presence surprising. Well done!

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Special Black Lobotomy Bock from Indian Wells Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1 ratings
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