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Flying Dog Wild Dog Collaborator Doppelbock

Formerly brewed at Flying Dog Brewery
Style: Doppelbock
Frederick, Maryland USA


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
It may seem like we say this every time we release a Wild Dog beer, but our newest brew really is Flying Dog’s most unique beer to date. Collaborator Doppelbock was created through Flying Dog’s Open Source Beer Project, which gave amateur brewers a chance to give our brewing team recommendations and feedback on the everything from the grain, hops and yeast to the brewing process itself. We combined your feedback and created a unique Doppelbock recipe to brew up and release.

Collaborator has a full body with a sweet malt profile and a slight roast character. The complete recipe and printable labels are available for download at www.OpenSourceBeerProject.com. We want to thank everyone who contributed to creating this beer, it truly was a collaboration.

Original Gravity: 1.093
IBU’s: 80
Specialty Malts: 120L Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Cascade
Process: Aged in used Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrels

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2008
750 ml green corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, molasses, dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with light carbonation. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, fig and a hint of chocolate with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle: Pours a deep, clear mahoghany with a smaller head. Aroma is toffee, a little malty and sweet. Flavor is more subdued than I hoped for with light amounts of caramel, toffee, and hints of citrus hops. Still an easy sipper. Thanks BuckDich for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (2947) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle pours a clear medium redish amber. Small sandy head and spotty lacing. Sweet woody aroma. Light caramel malty flavors. Quite seeet brown sugary. Light late bitterness. Soft smooth palate, and light carbonation. A bit dissapointomg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
truebluehes (187) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Red/Copper pour with a small beige head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with a bit of caramel. Smooth malt flavor that’s quite sweet. Fairly decent balance, but tastes a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2538) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Sweet aroma, smells of wart, raisins, brown sugar, alcohol. Look is dark amber with a thin head with very nice lacing. Very clear. Palate is sticky, sweet candy, bourbon, finish is malt and hops, balance is very nice to this, and liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle… Clear, deep, dark orange lager with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. Cocoa and caramel aroma with a tangy, fruity undertone. Full-bodied with a 2% milk mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Medium, metallic bitterness; light caramel sweetness and ultra-mild, lactic acidity. Lengthy, medium-bitter, slightly metallic finish. A shout goes out to pepsican for shipping this brew to me!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Pours a beautiful crimson red colour with a sudsy off-white head that leaves some spots of lacing. The aroma is muted, but clearly hints at a harsh crytal malt flavour. Notes of berries, illusions of nutmeg, paper, and cherries. The flavour brings about a harsh winter crystal malt profile with carboard, oak, cranberry, caramel, vanilla, cherries and hop bitterness in the finish. The flavours blend well and hide the alcohol well. I don’t love this beer, as it is harsher than it is smooth, but I still feel its its under rated. The mouthfeel is thinner than it needs to be and slightly oily, with a long, slightly cloying finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (12035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured dark reddish brown color with a creamy light brown head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate sweet malty toasted flavor with an average smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met with a sweet soft beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of light toastiness and caramel. Flavor of mild hops, nuts, and caramel malt. Lacked complexity and quite uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Clear caramel colored pour with a slight head. Sweet nose. Palate is too thin. Not much going on in the flavor. A bit of a disappointment.

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