Carobock | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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4.04/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We were inspired to creat our own iteration of a Bavarian-style Weizenbock, a style known for being rich & malty with notes of chocolate, bananas & toasted malt. Ours was styled to be a play on a 'chocolate covered banana', so we selected toasted carob pods to provide intense, earthy chocoalte flavors & rounded out by aging on Madagascar vanilla beans. Brewd with malted wheat, dark Munich malt & chocolate wheat & fermented with a traditional weizen yeast to boost teh banana & spice notes that typify the style.

Added by ckollias on 05-28-2017

BEER STATS
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#10,303
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
pDev:
4.7%
 
 
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of tjg584
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VashonGuy
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roberto11232
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewery:
Pours a dark brown with a lovely finger and a half of tan head in a snifter. The beer does fall to pedestrian with a thin ring and only a little lacing.

Nose has classic banana and bread - though a dark bread. There’s a tang than I assume is from the yeast. Chocolate and some light earthy baking spice also is noted.

The initial tastes were similar to a chocolate covered banana. Getting into it the chocolate fades a bit and I get a little vanilla. The banana and tang consistently take the end of the taste. A lingering chocolate brownie taste stays light on the tongue.

Feel is medium light, though the flavors lean a bit bolder. An interesting beer that doesn’t stray completely away from the main style. The chocolate seems to hide it early, but it comes out in the end.

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Photo of MMOSNN
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics76
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours murky, dark brown in color with minimal head. Taste is banana, dark wheat, pumpernickel and vanilla. Sweet, wheaty, heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. Makes for a tasty and well done, not traditional example of the style.

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Photo of _nickg_
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown body with minimal head. The aroma has hints of sweetness like chocolate and yeast along with notes of bananas. Smooth, medium body, bubblegum sweet yeast strain with hint of chocolate and vanilla (doesn't really come through) and then has some banana notes and clove/spice finish.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At the brewpub in Rehoboth DE. Almost black opaque dark brown withe minimal tan head. Floral liquorice, slightly smokey molasses, overipe banana, and vanilla coffee. Full bodied. Delightful.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Carobock from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 19 ratings