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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Dock Street Illuminator Double Bock is Brewed from the finest barley malts, German Tettnang and Hallertau hops, brewers yeast and pure water. It is distinguished by its round malty palate, complimented by tangy hop overtones. Be sure to admire the dense rocky head and to savour the fresh spicy hop ’nose’.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
@ 50-55 degrees. Pours a very nice looking deep amber with thick beige head....aroma of caramel, berry an lavender. Flavor is nutty, berries, hint of medicinal, off-dry. Somewhat thin body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not a fan and I am hoping this was just a bad bottle, came from beer trade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
12 oz bottle. Most ratings for Dock Street! Mahogany with a beige head. Nose is raisin and toffee with hints of mocha. Medium body with a tang and a lingering buzz. Taste is grape-ade, tobacco and lightly burnt sugar. Solid representation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Capone’s draft. Ok for the style, so-so drinkability. A sour, rye edge, after a malt job. Lacy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Brown pour with red hues. Aromas of yeast, caramel malt, and toffee. A mild hop presence in the taste that is overwhelmed by the raison, caramel malt and yeast flavor. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2389) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle. Clearer dark amber orange with very light tan head. Prunes, some slight cane sugar, and toffee in the aroma. Definitely not as sweet as suggested in the aroma, and has some nice dark fruits and toffee and a dryish finish. Medium body and a bit sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
Clearish dulled down mahogany pour covered by a quickly fading head despite the active carbonation. Clean malty nose where toasted malts are the common denominator, but a fair array of intricacies is developed under our nostrils. For instance, there is a fair amount of fruity, almost juicy component that reminds of plums and raisins - cookie like, it also features chocolatey notions. There is pehaps a bit more hops than your average doppelbock, adding a spicy, leafy, minty undertone that fits the soft roastiness nicely. Makes me think, has there ever been a chocolate mint stout? Anyways, this illuminator follows on with an appropriate nutty (dry hazelnuts) complement on its bready toastiness. The finish is cerealic, toasty, spicy and relatively long. Impressive how it manages not too feel heavier, nor too sweet for all the malt showcase it offers. Not a show-stopper, but very good and not surprisingly from the other beers I’ve tried from lovely Dock Street Brewpub.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sippingirl (4) - USA - MAR 11, 2010 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 On tap at World Cafe Live beer fest in February. Boy, was I ready for a nice big doppelbock, and this was the perfect start to the Spring drinking season. The beer is as close to drinking freshly cooled mash as you can get - totally malty, almost complete lack of hop presence, in a nutshell - liquid bread. Notes of vanilla, clove. Big body, very sweet finish, and overall refreshing and daringly easy to drink, considering it is nearly 8% ABV. This beer is listed in Michael Jackson’s infamous "500 Beers to Try" book. He has quite a point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a deep brown color, with a small just off-white to possibly ivory head. The nose is malt in its purest and most unadulterated indulation. Munich malt sets the tone, and is backed up by a splendid chorus of crystal and continental character malts. I think that I get a little bit of Special "B," as well as some aromatic and perhaps Vienna. The palate is also unabashedly malty, giving notes that are very similar to what is advertised in the aroma. No hops are detectable, other than perhaps a bit of balancing. A very nicely done bock, and a steal for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Sampled from a12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with a small brown head. The aroma was strongly malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, and fruit. The flavor was tangy, very richly malty and had notes of nut, caramel, chocolate, apricot and apple. The finish was long, tangy, malty and fruity. The mouthfeel was thick and smooth. Well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Pours dark ruby color with a white head. Aroma of fruit, spice, and candy. Flaor of fruit, sweet malt, and alcohol. Very sweet and harsh. It started to lighten up as it warmed.

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