Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
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694 Ratings
Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
hookerbeer.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
694
Reviews:
508
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
Wants:
234
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
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.

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Photo of mltobin
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoppymcgee
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.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 694 ratings.
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