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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: 146   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - 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 (3455) - 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 (4047) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 This was a very good doppelbock. Nice dark golden color, very malty, hints of brandy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Poured a dark amber color and had the smell of sweet hops. Smooth on the palate, but somewhat bland in flavor. A little bit of spice flavor but not too overpowering. Drinkable, but not a outstanding beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle from Wade’s Wines in Westlake Village, CA. From the ratings, you’d think this one was lacking, but I didn’t find that the case. It was very drinkable with a nice maltiness to it and limited bitterness. Octoberfest is right around the corner, and this one was great with a brat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color, with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel. Flavor is similar, sweet, lots of caramel, chewy, but there is a lack of carbonation that leaves the beer a little flat.

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