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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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 RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick ... Dark brown (almost black) with a full creamy light brown head. Strong malt and alcohol nose with a touch of spice; maybe black licorice. Spicy black licorice and strong malt flavors; very different than a traditional dopplebock. Full bodied with a licorice and strong malt finish but not mouth filling.

A nice spicy, malty strong sipping dessert beer.

Per P.N. website: this must be the same as the "PRIMÁTOR 24° Double" that is referenced...

Best By: 08/18/04
Tasted: 10/07/04

(11.2 oz / 330ml)

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Photo of cokes
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Blackest of ruby, topped mightily with tan.
Prune jelly and chocolate raisin aromas.
Begins sweet, and stays the same. Brown sugar and molasses upstart and nearly seals the lips together with the clingy residue. Dark fruit builds, again with the prune and raisins. Settles towards chocolate, with traces of heavily concentrated cola syrup. Port-like booze traits, but strength is largely concealed.
This leans a bit sweet and simple at first, but after it breathes and reaches room temperature, there is an explosion of cedar and cinnamon. This provides just enough counterbalance for the nearly-oppressive sweetness.
While chilled this is a bit one-noteish and oversweet, but it's a solid rendition when warmed up.

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Photo of beertaster13
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a decieving chocolate brown with a nice tannish head that is moch at first then settles to a marshmellow light. The smell is very fruitish and raisins, slight honey and metallic as well. The tase is sweet, a bit overthe top but not bad, slight hints of roasted barley and heavy apple/grape tones, hints of metallic, honey notes as well. medium bodied and feels a bit odd, not bad.

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Photo of drewbage
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a brand spanking new bottle retrieved from the liquor store around the corner..

Beer arrives in the glass with a low white head and a chocolate brown body that holds throw with some dark ruby highlights.

Aroma is dark fruits (prunes) dipped into a dark, but honey light and floral caramel.

Flavor continues the caramel tones, but followed quickly with a rolling brown sugar and molasses sweetness that runs right across the tongue. A long pull that leads into a oddly acidic and sharp roastiness that holds through to a surprisingly dry finish given the initial sweetness.

All in all for a chancy buy.. it does alright by the glass.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caramel, plum, alcoholic cereal aroma. Brownish tan colored head, fizzed up and faded quickly. Dark cola colored beer, not quite black, with a ruby hue. Sweet caramel malt flavor, alcohol, and some dark fruit. Moderate body, slightly slick feel. Too sweet for me, maybe let it bottle condition for a while.

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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 ADR
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Super dark, almost black and opaque. Big fluffy head, greasy and slick. Delicate sugary lacing all over the glass. Strong sense of mocha and cinnamon toast to the aroma. Wow, big mouthfeel enhanced by low carbonation. Massively chocolate flavors, notes of sweetened plum and spice. Hopping is decent for such a malt monster, hidden, but the finish is peppery and gravelly, and is enhanced by raw alcohol. And at 10% ABV -- there is plenty of alcohol in this "Uber Bock". I missed some of a Doppel's mellow butteriness here, and its a little sticky and cloying for me, but make no mistake that this is a big beer to be reckoned with.

Source: Liquid Solutions

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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 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 Shaw
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Primátor Double Bock is quite dark with a brown head that quickly vanishes, leaving just a ring on the beer's surface.

It has a very nice smell. Sweet and molasses-like. Very much like a double bock.

I can sum up the taste in one word: wow. This is very sweet and chewy with roasted flavors backed up by a quite high alcohol level. The only other double bock I regularly drink is Spaten's Optimator. This is sweeter and creamier than that lager. I've rated Primátor a half-point lower on taste because it's almost too sweet and syrupy. But Primátor's alcohol content is almost 3 percentage points stronger.

Its mouthfeel is very smooth and glassy. It almost coats your mouth with its syrup-like character.

A good double bock to enjoy in moderation. And I'll have to try more of the style, having been quite impressed so far with but a tiny sampling.

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