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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: 3.27/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2008
VRBT. Neat to get to try this one. Medium brown. Sweet caramel malts on the aroma. Light backbone of bread and caramel for flavor. Slightly floral hop finish. Perhaps not a traditional doppelbock, which would explain why I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle courtesy of CigarCityBrew. Pours a deep brown with a tiny head. Big caramel, chocolate, toffee, and butterscotch aroma with some slightly apple notes. Flavor is the same with some hops, and a few that linger. Would be much better with more carbonation, I think as the finish lingers sweet and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
20080130 750ml bottle Bit pale brown with small but lasting off-white head of tight foam. Not really complex but basic nutty, yeasty aroma with some soapy, perfume hints. Apple and tea flavors, brown sugar, raisin. Long sweet finish. Not as hoppy as expected from deScription. Pretty average doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2008
courtesy of cigarcitybrew 750ml bottle. Pours mahogany with white head. aroma / taste grainy, with plenty of nice caramel malts and roastiness. Notes of sugar. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2008
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Clear red pour with a puffy and soapy off-white head that lasts for a bit. Aroma is rather sweet with hints of candied sugars, sweet malts, yeast, apples, and some spice. Flavor is sweet at the beginning but fades to a mildly bitter middle that’s laced with apple skins, sweet malts, and some dry grassy notes. A bit water and very fruity for a doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bours mahogany with a thin but stubborn off white head. Smells of caramel, some dark fruit, pepper, spice. Tastes of sweet caramel, some tarte hints, fruity, a touch od earthiness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours a brown-orange color with a medium, tan head. Heavy, caramel malt aroma with a hint of hops. Much like the aroma, the taste is a strong malty, caramel flavor with a moderate alcohol taste at the finish. A well done brew, but a bit overpriced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Lightly burnt orange to copper color. Moderate, lasting, beige head. A few rings of lace. Heavy malt aromas with toasted bread, light caramel and scones. Hints of grassy and noble hops. I thought I caught a hint of mold but only pick it up once and have not found it again. Malty start with again, caramel and toasted grains. Middle is full of hops and rather aggressive with plenty of bite. The middle lead to a mild burn and heat. Finish is hot with hazelnut and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (3051) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2008
This one came back from Nashville and is a decent drink. Pours clear brown with a bit of a red hue. Decent tan head. Flavor is a little bit of raisin and a nice roasted malt profile. Finish is a little sweet and sugary. Aroma reminds me a little bit of a weak bourbon drink and has a hint of alcohol in there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
For my 400th rating. Beautiful, brilliantly clear dark clear amber with golden amber highlights and decent sustainable tan head. Aroma is the best part of this brew, rich malt, raisins, plum, caramel, cane sugar, and the faintest hint of alcohol on the tail end. Flavor is a bit of a let down. All the above mentioned in the flavor, but a prevailing hop bitterness joins, and in my opinion, ruins the party. Body is medium thin, but at the same time, ever so slightly syrupy. Too bitter for my taste. But a solid brew nontheless.

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