Liberator Doppelbock
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
4.2 | pDev: 11.43%
Feb 12, 2023
Mar 15, 2004
Liberator DoppelbockLiberator Doppelbock
Notes: Hopped with German and Czech hops and fermented with Bavarian lager yeast, this traditional doppelbock blends an extensive amount of select dark malts to achieve its rich and creamy character. Rich and filling, this brew is a malt lovers dream.

24 IBU
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Rated: 4.48 by HobbitHops from South Carolina

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by emerge077 from Illinois

Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Somehow this one slipped through the cracks when uploading reviews. Dark toffee brown body with a very slight ring of tan bubbles. Smell and taste are the same: tons of malt, decent booze, with some tobacco, soil, dark fruit, toffee, and a hint of chocolate. Feel is spot on for a doppel, with strong maltwork, booze, and incredible smoothness. If you love a good malt bomb, check this out
Jul 05, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts

Mar 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very dark brown in color. Chocolate, dark fruits, figs, walnuts and dark malts. Malt driven. Medium bodied. Lower in carb. Some bitterness on the finish. Pretty good.
Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: deep dark brown color. Thin tan head.

S: caramel, brown sugar, oak, sweet berries, and just the faintest earthy hop character

T: thick caramel, brown sugar, milk chocolate up Front. A touch of alcohol, and those sweet berries follow that. Towards the end is just the faintest herbal hop note to counter the sweetness. Maybe a touch too much chocolate in here for a dopplebock

M: thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Low carbonation

O: this is a solid doppelbock here. A touch heavier on the mouthfeel than some others, but a generous sipper
Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.29/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A: medium dark brown; very little head that quickly receded to a thin ring; no lacing;

S: molasses is most prevalent, with dark fruit in the background;

T: dark fruit is most noticeable up front, but gets overwhelmed by molasses from mid-palate through the finish;

M: medium bodied; medium carbonation:

O: interesting, but not as complex as I hoped;
Feb 19, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Jan 23, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by Sam_The_Elder from Iowa

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2016
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 08, 2016
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Rated by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
9-9-16 - On tap at Nektar in New
Sep 11, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.47/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Mostly brown liquid, some aspect of deep red running to the edge of the glass. Plenty of chunky yeast particles floating throughout. Couldn't hold a head. Aroma was a blast of alcohol, toffee, caramel, and sealant.

Lots of dark fruit, licorice, pruno notes. Alcohol too hot to call it smooth, dark fruit too pronounced to not give it a hefty bitterness.

Would be nice to get some of that malt smoothness people talk about, all I got was a hot alcohol experience with lots of raisins, prunes and licorice. Pass.
Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.29 by Rifugium from North Dakota

May 06, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by tregan_20 from Connecticut

Apr 27, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 5 by mikepcarney from Ohio

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by Gconashevick from Connecticut

Jan 25, 2016
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle into pint glass in December 2015. The bottled date on the bottle was 4/2/2015.

Appearance: Deep black with dark tan head. Beer is not cloudy. Head is thick, and leaves a thin film on the glass.

Smell: Aroma filled with mix of roasted malt, sweet caramel, and some hops. Nice variety and balance

Taste: There is a nice mix of sweetness from the malt and bite from the hops. There is a little roasted coffee flavor, and I also get nice caramel flavors, balanced with a bit of hops. This was done in a nice combination with the other flavors. There is a nice variety of flavors in the aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Strong alcohol, which confirms the 8.5% on the bottle.

This is a smooth full-bodied Doppelbock. It is an interesting combination of flavors, and I would drink this again.
Dec 04, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by KJ2013 from Pennsylvania

Oct 21, 2015
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Reviewed by hoppymcgee from Maine

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on draft.

L: Deep mahogany with a heterogeneous white head.

S: Figs, dark malts, and light caraway.

T: Roasted malt, light fig, slight tobacco, and earthy notes. No unpleasant aftertaste.

F: Very smooth and light-bodied for the style and ABV. No unpleasant stickiness.

O: Very well done brew by Hooker here. Not cloyingly sweet like a lot of doppelbocks.
Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Brushkanna from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by jehegg from Connecticut

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by BranfordBound from Connecticut

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by 1Sundown2C from New York

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by koopa from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by ObiBeerCanobi from Georgia

May 26, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by golfwolf from Massachusetts

May 21, 2015
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Rated by tmacaluso

3.44/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5
Not much of a distinctive taste but smooth.
May 13, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Mar 30, 2015
Liberator Doppelbock from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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