Primátor Double Bock Beer | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Primátor Double Bock BeerPrimátor Double Bock Beer

Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by packetknife on 12-02-2003

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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of Specules
5/5  rDev +45.8%
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.

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Photo of s4s
5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.92/5  rDev +43.4%
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.

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Photo of patto1ro
4.68/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Near black colour, thick light tan head; roast, cream, black toffee, raisins aroma; very sweet/bitterish taste with black toffee, caramel, chocolate, dates and coffee aromas; bitter finish with liquorice, treacle, black toffee, raisins and coffee aromas.

A wonderfully rich and malty beer, which is big and bold in a quite un-lagery way. The label proclaims it as "tmavý porter" or dark porter. I'm not sure that's what it is, but who gives a fig - it's still a great beer. Big and chewy, packed with dark malt and fruit flavours. Well worth seeking out.

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Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of tard24
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of ZAP
4.42/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyable Doppel...very sweet on the nose and taste...aroma is a mix of sweet chocolate and molasses....taste is big on mollasses....brown sugar....sweet cherries and strawberries covered in mollases and brown sugar about sums it up...low carbonation....sticky...slick...10% ABV is some ways reminds me of a baltic porter..

Certainly flavorfull...certainly substantial....certainly enjoyable....a bit of a different take on the Doppel style but enjoyable and BIG..still reminds me more of a Baltic Porter

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.35/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong, malty aroma has an overtone of caramel and hints of horehound and apple. It pours a barely translucent dark coppery brown with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, light tan head. Mouth-filling malty flavor has a strong caramel overtone and is rather sweet but not cloying. I get hints of apple, hops, and - is that butterscotch? The subtle bitterness offsets the sweetness somewhat. Full-bodied texture has a fairly strong and persistent fizz that leaves a tingly, sweet, subtly hoppy-bitter finish. If you like bocks, I heartily recommend this one.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New, fresh bottles just arrived here. Contrary to many, I find this to be a good doppelbock.

My fresh bottle made for an amazing pour with a good 1-2 inch head of light tan froth that looked gorgeous, and retained rather well through the stein. Plenty of lace.

Nose has some fresh brownbread aromas and a faint resemblance to cookie dough.

Upon tasting there is a very pleasing malt sweetness that is far more sweet than most doppelbocks present to the palate. Espresso crema is there as well, perhaps an espresso with 2 shots of sugar in the raw. No harsh flavors whatsoever. Smooth body. Somewhat sexy & sweet. Figs and cherry-liqueur sweetness present.

Finish leaves a kiss of caramel on the palate.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.32/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very toasty aroma. There are also notes of banana and malt sugars in the nose. The brew is clear with colortones of dark ruby brown. The head is made of dense, tan, small bubbles interspersed with larger ones. Tastes sweet to the lip and not unlike Kahlua or a coffee liqueur. Has an odd mix of spice that touches upon cola, pepper corns, and strange herbal things like sassafras, anise and a touch of sweet chocolate.
The flavor of alcohol is well concealed.

Strange and intriguing.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.31/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, on sale at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins, CO for $1.99! Shoulda bought all that they had, but I had never had this before.

This is an extreme beer in many ways, except that it's a bit one-dimensional when cold. Let it warm a bit after you pull it out of the fridge.

A: Reverse cascading ginormous dark-tan head that lasts and gets down-right thick, over a dark, virtually opaque amber body. Head stays creamy and sticky: as it reduces in size, it "tightens" up and grabs the sides of the glass. Gorgeous sight to behold. Truly a beautiful beer.

S: Malt, roast malt, dark roast malt, toasted burnt malt, and then some more over-burnt malt. Almost harshly malt. Not much else. This is a malt-bomb.

T: Same as the smell, but sticky and wonderfully malty-cherry-chocolate sweet. Think "a dark-chocolate milk-shake" burned to a crisp. A little bit of burnt sugar taste, like the syrup that drips out of your mom's cherry pie onto the pan underneath it, then burns on. So much roasted malt it even masks the massive alcohol -- I never would have known this was 10%. Mmmmm. As it warms, it expands, and some spice and pepper come up.

M: Smooth, thick, creamy -- more like a stout than a doppelbock -- even a bit sticky.

D: How do you rate a 10% beer on drinkability? It's perfect for what it is, but compared to other D-B's, it is far less drinkable, simply because it will put you on your butt if you have three.

Overall: Since I'm a malt lover (indeed, a malt-bomb-monger), it figures I would rate this above the overall rating. Truly an immense and worthwhile beer if you're a malt-maniac. I DEFINITELY should have bought every one of these Wilbur's had -- they usually sell for $4.49 a bottle. Huge beer for $2 a 500ml.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This sample brought back from Prague by my brother John. I should say the bottle label is different than the one pictured. Anyway, thanks to you big guy for this fine beer.

Aroma is sweet, but not excessive. Nice fruitiness and light malt.
Very dark pour with red hues in a base of brown/amber. Clear. Head recedes quickly, but initially is a full tan color. Some lacing.
Wonderfully tasty fruity quality that's sweet without being cloy. Other malt qualities really are background to the fruitiness.
Feel is a tad thin, but it possesses a well balanced carbonation.
"Easy drinking" dopplebock with a terrific fruity character. I'd recommend it for a slightly different example of style.

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Photo of packetknife
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served ice cold, deep dark brown with an overflowing frothy head that held through the glass. Tons of grain and malt on the nose, strong and pleasant. Tons of malty sweetness but not overly aggressive. Some caramel, baker's chocolate, molasses. Some light spice on the finish. Plenty thick for the carbonation. Very drinkable given the ABV, that eventually sets in.

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Photo of jsh420
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours dark dark ruby brown very close to black with a 12 finger head that has good retention but left no lacing

smell is very strong with alcohol and malt

taste is sugary sweet candy candy carmel malts - this beer could be the base for dfh palo santo

mouthfeel is full bodied with plenty of carbonation that gives it a very smooth and creamy feel

drinkability is good even though the brew is heavy and very sweet

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Photo of kmahe
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of brandonld23
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of BeerManDan
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown in color with a fair amount of tight tan foam.

The smell of roasted malts, fruit and sweet candies filled the nose with a pleasant aroma of all theses components. To many aroma's of different smells to comprehend.

The taste of roasted malts, figs, prunes and brown sugar, along with hints of sweet caramel and whatever else was there. A little to sweet. I think when they added brown sugar and molasses to this Double Bock, it was a bit to much. To many sweet component and not enough bitterness to make it a good to better Bock. But, the more you drink and the warmer it gets, the better the flavor and it sort of tastes better. And being 10.5% alcohol, watch out on a empty stomach. Amen!

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.18/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Large, fizzy, short-lived head. The beer itself is a clear, dark brown color. Visible carbonation.

S - A very rich aroma - dates, prunes, raisins, cola and a hint of alcohol.

T - Very potent dark fruit flavors - prunes, dates and raisins, also some caramel, faint paraffin, black pepper, cola and warming alcohol. Aftertaste is of lingering booze, dark fruit and a mild pepperiness. This is a great flavor.

M - A little harsh, slightly waxy, thick and pretty refreshing - even though the alcohol makes itself known.

D - This is actually pretty great. I honestly can't believe how low it is rated. It isn't the greatest brew ever, but there is a complex flavor here which is done really well. I might have it again soon.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This one poured a deep, rich brown in color with some light orange highlights. The head was moderate and very darkly tanned.

Smell - This nose is huge. The big, chunky molasses and oats are smothered in maple (not maple syrup). The alcohol is light but clearly noticeable. The malts are very roasty and carry a hint of dark chocolate.

Taste - The flavors are as big as the smells. Again, the maple and molasses are gigantic and almost overpowering, but the darkish malts somehow stay in the game. There are some big brown sugar notes mixed with dark fruits like Bing cherries and maybe some cranberries. The booze is flowing over.

Mouthfeel - This one is medium to full-bodied and chewy with a big alcohol sting.

Drinkability - You are definitely drinking a big beer when you pop a half liter of this Doppelbock.

Update - I first reviewed this in '04 so popped another one in 2010 and I found it to be a much better drink.

First off the hard alcohol that I noticed six years ago is all but absent. This has smoothed out significantly. There is also a nice malty sweetness to this DB that is incredibly intense and really brings out the nuances of the roasty notes. Overall this has gone from a decent beer to a terrific one.

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Photo of Gusler
4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer as it sets in my Leute Bokbier glass an extremely dark garnet, with a monstrous light tan head that is also frothy in texture, with the lace a sticky sheet to conceal the glass. Nice aroma of toasted grain, earthy, with a malt and Carmel sweetness also noticed start is quite sweet and fairly well malted, top is light to medium in feel. Finish is mellow in carbonation the hops merciful and benign in their spiciness, definite belly warming sensation from the 10 percent ABV, a quite good doppelbock, and one I see rarely, in fact got this one in an order from Liquid Solutions

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Photo of OSRAY
4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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