Lobotomy Bock | Indian Wells Brewing Company

Lobotomy BockLobotomy Bock
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Lobotomy BockLobotomy Bock

Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a classic German Dopple Bock. Like all of our beers it is made in strict accordance to the German Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of Brewing, which is water, malt, hops and yeast only! Lobotomy Bock is made from five types of specialty malted barley including Munich, black patent and other premium malts. And finished with two types of hops, Sterling and Perle added at the boil and again at the finish for the perfect flavor balance. Lobotomy Bock is brewed with pure artesian spring water from the historic Indian Wells Spring. Lobotomy Bock is lagered for several weeks then finished to exacting standards.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2004

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottles acquired in trades with BMan1113VR & lb4lb (thanks!).

Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuttiness, roasty, and caramel. Tastes of nuts, lighter roast, chocolate, and caramel. No way I would have pegged this one at over 10%.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is just that, average.

Had this one on tap a couple days ago. I was excited about the new beer and the high ABV...hoping it would be full of flavor and depth.

Boy, was I surprised. The beer poured with little to no head on the beer. The head dissipated rather quickly leaving no lace and no smell but the malt/brown sugar offering in front of me. The beer was rather watery and received the 10% from all the brown sugar they threw into the brew.

There wasn't much beyond the sweet malt/brown sugar taste...so, I can't really offer much else up for flavor.

mouthfeel and drinkability were average, but I don't think I would get this one again. I just thought it was not much more than a watered down version of a good high ABV beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Little head and lacing. Very dark color, reminds me of a glass of Coke or Pepsi.

Smells like chocolate brownies folowed by a bit of coffee.

Tastes kind of like burnt chocolate with smoke. Kinda of flat with no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Leaves a clean feeling.

Overall, very average. I don't think I'll have another.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Park Lane Liquor in Lancaster, CA. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue around the edges. Thin beige head that has decent retention, and spotty lacing. Medium (bordering thin sometimes) body with a smooth texture. Sweet roasted malt flavor with very light coffee and hops behind it. The finish is smooth and sweet with a hint of dark fruit and hops aftertaste. There is no way I would believe this beer is pushing 11%. Overall it is on the bland side.

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Lobotomy Bock from Indian Wells Brewing Company
Beer rating: 14.9% out of 100 with 202 ratings
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