Primátor Double Bock Beer
Pivovar Náchod a.s.

Primátor Double Bock BeerPrimátor Double Bock Beer
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Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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3.47 | pDev: 19.6%
Apr 11, 2023
Dec 02, 2003
Primátor Double Bock BeerPrimátor Double Bock Beer
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Reviewed by NinjaDave from California

5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This Double is a dark Porter style specialty beer. Iwhat a great experience to tast something so different, yet so wonderful! It is a new sensory experience for everyone who enjoys something unusual, different and interesting. It has a bit of a nut and sweet tast. I highly recommend it.
Apr 11, 2023
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Reviewed by MHL81 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle poured into a Salvator chalice. Ruby red color with quickly dissipating head. Root beer with medicinal overtones, finishing with a metallic taste. Overpowering sweetness, with high ABV.
Mar 31, 2023
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours aa opaque brown-black with a half finger of tan head that quickly settles to a thin ring with little lacing. Sweet and roast malty nose. Taste follows nose. On the thin side, but very enjoyable.
Jan 25, 2023
Rated: 2.75 by DFred from California

Jan 21, 2023
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Rated by 2beerdogs from California

3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Much too one dimensional in its sweetness.
Jul 20, 2022
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Reviewed by GlenFarclas from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a dark but not very viscose almost black. Big fluffy head, recedes quickly on this and the nose is all dark fruit and roasted malt, reminds me of a domestic baltic porter, like Zywiec or Black Boss. Tastes awesome, wow. Really good. This is realtime and man is that a nice beer. Doesn't exude the 10.5% at all. Lovely malt sugar base, followed by barley character, sweet, rounded malt character. There's a lot of baltic porter here but none of the liquorice that is common in those beers. I expect it'll open even more as it gets warmer but wow, it's lovely. Great take on a rich doppelbock. Reminds me of the sort of american craft beer take on the style (at least, from what I've experienced from NE breweries).
Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
I love the price point of this one as its a 10.5 percent beer for 3 bucks about but it is extremely sweet and not a great example of the actual style.
Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by maltmaggot from California

3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Very dark molasses brown mixed with garnet. After pouring head recedes quickly to a thin ring of foam. Smells of toasted grain, yeast, and carob. Just very slight coffee and treacle. Also something medicinal, cherry cough syrup perhaps. This is quite possibly the sweetest beer I've ever had. Sticky even. Good chewy texture, not much in the way of fizz. Alcohol is well obscured; it seems to be there in the smell more than the taste. Well, it's an interesting drink, and a steady diet of this would soon make a diabetic out of me. I won't be having it again anytime soon.
Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 3.43 by Beecham from California

Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Gordono from Nevada

3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sweet. Very sweet. Too sweet. The beer looked good, smelled good, felt good but the sweetness overshadowed anything I could have said about the flavor. At 10.5 abv I wish I could have tasted the alcohol.
Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 3.87 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thin body of medium brown colour with ruby highlights. Nice fuzzy manila head that looks like it's going to stick around... but then doesn't. Not even a ring, just some large bubbles accumulating from the base of the glass.

Nose is sweet off the bat. There's certainly some roasty grains, and a faint whiff of alcohol lift. The sweet layer over the top is brown sugar and I almost get like an artificial grape kind of component even though it's not really there.

Oh boy that's sweet. Rich burnt caramel almost to the level of like a soda. Backed with more traditional grains and a little bit of cola-type spice. Actually... I'm currently cooking with tamarind, and that's very much a flavour that it reminds me of. Finishes with some light hops.

I guess dopplebocks are supposed to be pretty sweet, and I wouldn't go so far as to describe it as cloying (yes, I read the style description here, ha), but it's definitely sweet. It's funny, but I feel like if this flavour profile came from a newer American brewery for a barleywine or something, it would be right up folks' alley in the current zeitgeist, or maybe I'm just cynical about how sweet beer has gotten over the last couple of years.
Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 14, 2021
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Was I drinking the same stuff? Very unbalanced Ethanol notes some slight sour rasins and maybe a bit of dark prune juice. Very little sweetness and decent gain but damn I drank some Rinkuškiai Lithuania stuff that had more boozy balance. Pass if you can!
Mar 04, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by Avitra from California

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.22/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
De Cervezasdiferentes. En copa de hefe de Bavaria. Jugando a SpongeBob Battle for Bikini Bottom. Rico perfil acaramelado, pegajoso y corpulento, en el que el alcohol se nota bastante en aroma pero no llega estorbar en boca, donde incluso dan ganas de beberla más rápido de lo prudencial dado su elevado abv
Feb 08, 2021
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brown milk chocolate with a big, fluffy, tan head.
Smell of toasted brown sugar, caramel malt, black licorice, molasses and dark fruit. Big smell.
Taste follows nose. Much more sweet than expected. Raisin and caramel malt stand out. Black licorice on the back end. Do not detect the 10% alcohol at all.just slight hop mid palate.
Thicker, oily mouthfeel filled with flavors.
I usually expect a more bitter Double Bock, but this unique experience was nice.
Jan 26, 2021
Rated: 3.64 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 3.68 by wc94wc from California

Aug 09, 2020
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Reviewed by cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle date code 986, purchased at Woodmans Altoona WI
Nice looking beer, tall very fine head that last a while leaving plenty of lacing.
Smell: strong smelling, brown sugar, plum, molasses, raisin, maybe toffee, a slight burnt or roasted note
taste (3.85/5) follows the nose. not bad, rather sweet almost but not cloying. you can tell it's a high ABV beer in the mouth, but the alcohol is not too strong.
A solid beer, It might taste better if it was fresher, not sure how old it is. I will give it a 3.91/5
A hangover beer maybe.
Jul 16, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by travelguy from Ohio

Jun 26, 2020
Rated: 4.62 by evanwoertz from California

Apr 11, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle served in a tulip. "986" is printed in a box on the back with no explanation.

Pours a murky brownish with a small head. Smell is sour dates, coffee/chocolate.

Taste is sweet (very sweet), dates or raisins. There's another flavor lingering in there that I can't identify -- something a little sharper or bitterer. Maybe it's a tea flavor -- I think that's in there.

Mouthfeel is somehow both thick and watery. Overall, it's not bad -- it is too sweet for my taste (but I think that's somewhat normal for the style), and between that and the alcohol, it's going to be a challenge to plow through half a liter of this.
Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark brown with auburn hues; nice creamy khaki head that falls leaving great bubbly retention and nice lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Lots of caramel along with some toffee and cocoa. Some black cherries and dark fruits. The flavors follow the nose. More caramel, toffee and cocoa. Some hints of vanilla and chocolate. More dark fruits. More cherries along with some raisins and plums. There's definitely a sticky sweetness to this one, but it's nothing cloying or over the top. Nice strong malt backbone. Low to no bitterness. Subtle warmth in the finish, but it's not hot, messy or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slick and fluffy.

This is a pretty solid brew. It might not quite be a classic or traditional example of the style, but it's still pretty enjoyable for what it is. It's a big beer that drinks big. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. I like it.
Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Jul 07, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by HabaJohn from Illinois

May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Exec_Crawfish from California

3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Definitely a strange one here. 500ml bottle into dimple pint.

Deep brown, very close to black, some red and coppery highlights. Persistent dark khaki head, good crown.

Taste is a rounded, extremely dark toffee; initial sweetness, developing into caramel and almost burnt notes, and then a nicely balanced caramel malt finish. The malt is only apparent in the finish, definitely odd. A few dark fruit notes, perhaps cherry or plum. Mouthfeel is smooth and the beer doesn't coat the palate but the flavor lingers pleasantly.

Not a bad one, necessarily, but surely not quite what I'd expect from a doppel.
Feb 10, 2019
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pivovar Náchod a.s. "Primátor Double Bock Beer"
500 ml brown glass bottle, coded "802"

Notes via stream of consciousness: The creamy khaki colored head is holding well atop its clear, almost black, very dark mahogany brown colored body. The aroma is moderate but displays some caramelish malt, some nuttiness, a touch of apple and raisin-like fruitiness, and a misting of alcohol. The flavor follows in much the same way except that it's far richer than the aroma suggests. It's distinctly caramelish and sweet upfront with medium dark caramel and an almost-burnt-sugar note that has an edge of charred roastiness. The apple and raisin-like fruitiness is there throughout but tends to sit behind the caramel, sometimes coming forward and sometimes not. From there it becomes nutty, and more clearly "malty", and even lightly toasty. Some leafy and spicy hops appear at the swallow, and then a stiff bitterness steps forward to help dry it. It lingers with some brown sugar, a spritz of alcohol, toasty nuttiness, dark caramel, leafy and spicy hops, and a ghost of smoky roastiness. Wow! That's pretty impressive, but I guess with an original gravity of 24˚Plato it should be. I've had this beer before and honestly couldn't remember if I thought it was good or bad, but that was years ago. Obviously I think it's excellent. In the mouth it's medium bodied and dextrinous, and the moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation leaves it quite smooth. Looking back, although the head held quite well initially it eventually fell to a standard collar and didn't leave much behind in the way of lacing. Unfortunately that's fairly common for strong beers, and this one is 10.5%. Given that, it's nice that the alcohol is kept in check. I think there's just enough, an almost perfect amount as some is needed to help balance it. This is an excellent doppelbock and well worth seeking out.
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Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 3 by BlueSpader from Washington

Oct 15, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Woah this is sweet! Doppelbocks usually are with the caramel malt being a signature of the style, but this adds emphasis on toffee, candied fruit and sugar plum too, with faint raisin and chestnut in the background. Little macro skunkiness in the smell but then ice cream sweet caramel. Just too sweet for me to enjoy a whole lot of
Jul 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Specules from California

5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I honestly enjoy cloyingly sweet beers, so this one was absolute heaven for me. Sorry, I'm simply a freak for malt and sweet grains. I could drink it out of a water fountain like in that dumbass Mr. Deeds re-make.

Definitely not a balanced version of a double bock, on the way too sweet side (and believe me I've had the opposite end where the doppelbock had NO sweetness to it). If you're a weirdo like me and into this sort of thing check it out! Found this one at Beverage Warehouse in Marina Del Rey, CA.
Apr 06, 2018
Rated: 4 by LennyBound from Illinois

Dec 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Eddieeight from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Got this as a gift.
Looks dark brown
Smells like raisins and prunes and my grandma's butthole.
Taste follows the nose but adds an insane amount of sticky sweetness to the mix. I've never had to use the word cloying in a beer review but I have to now. Is this malt liquor?
Mouthfeel is syrupy and sticky. Did I just drink week old coke that's lost its carbonation?
Only redeeming quality is that it's 10% which will get me nice and crunked - which is the only thing preventing a drain pour.
Overall though I will not be drinking this beer again
Nov 23, 2017
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Rated by zeledonia from Washington

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Very sweet, full of brown sugar. Probably too sweet for many, and lacking balanced, but my kind of malt-forward doppelbock.
Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by pajfuwen from England

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a shaker pint. 7$.

Dark copper in color with garnet hues. A short, tan head, frothy, with large and small bubbles and medium persistence. No lacing evident.

A strongly malty aroma, with toasty and melanoidin notes. Moderate dried fruit character, mostly raisins and prunes. Very low hop aroma is spicy and floral. Clean yeast profile, without noticeable DMS, diacetyl, or acetaldehyde.

The flavour is very malty sweet, with biscuit and toast but not at all roasty. Some vanilla and a hint of chocolate. Faint hop flavour is a little earthy. Low bitterness puts the balance very firmly towards the malt. Clean fermentation without fruity esters or phenols. Finishes quickly and surpringly dry.

The body is full, almost syrupy, as you would expect from a beer this sweet. Carbonation is medium low which works for this style. No astringency, and surprisingly the 10.5% alcohol provides no warmth.

This is almost like drinking a milkshake. Should be great paired with a rich chocolately dessert. Could use more hops.
Aug 31, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jun 02, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by sjrider from California

May 07, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Cthulhusquid from Washington

4.92/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Look: Thin white head, dark brown body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Molasses, raisins, dark bread, a bit of coffee.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, definite sweetness upfont and finish, almost like a barleywine. No detectable alcohol presence which is amazing.
Feb 17, 2017
Rated: 2.75 by Satorn from Florida

Jan 25, 2017
Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 207 ratings