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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Double Vision Doppelbock was first brewed in 2009 to highlight our brewery’s wonderful water. Like all the great traditional brewing towns, our home, Victor, Idaho, is in or near some of the world’s best barley- and hop-growing regions, and is distinguished by an ample supply of top- quality water. Our Double Vision Doppelbock is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Pale and German Munich, Cara- Aroma, CaraMunich and de-husked Carafa malts to an original gravity of 22˚ Plato. The malts provide a dark leather color with ruby notes, a luxurious tan head, and a bready aroma with a hint of smoke. It is lightly spiced with German Hallertau Tradition hops and fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich. In the traditional manner, Double Vision is fermented cold (48˚F) and lagered a full 12 weeks for smoothness. At 8.0% alcohol by volume, it is a deceptively drinkable springtime warmer. The 17th century Paulist monks of Munich were allowed no solid food during their twice-yearly fasts. They brewed an especially nourishing strong dark lager they called “liquid bread” and named “Holy Father” to help them through the Lenten and Advent fasts. The beer was known as a doppelbock, which signifies a strong lager. Since “bock” also means “billy goat” in German, these beers are often decorated with images of gallivanting goats. Double Vision’s slightly burnt caramel flavor and malt sweetness make it an incredible match for game—venison, moose, duck, goose, and wild boar—especially when prepared with fruity sauces or reductions. Try it with pork and sautéed apples, roasted root vegetables, sweet sausages, ham or prosciutto. It’s wonderful with cheese and dessert, too. Pair it with an aged gruyère, a caramel flan, or a crème brûlée.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (447) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours almost coffee black with a tan head that stays. Aromas of light chocolate malts and some caramel but a bit faint. Flavor is mainly a big malt punch with some slight coffee bitterness but is still rather drinkable and the alcohol is almost non-existent. In the realm of dopplebocks, this one might be one of the best I’ve had.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Backlog from the Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Medium brown with small offwhite head. Malt, coffee, raisins, toffee. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1219) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2015
1" tan head... the head has a definite gold color to it.. the brew is daaark for a dopplebock.. very dark brown but when held to the nearest bulb, it reveals a crystal clear deep ruby color... very pretty.. Nose is thick and very full of heavy malts... not sweet smelling.. just very malty.. sorta a plummy fruitiness... wow.. you don’t get this much in doppelbocks (in a good way).. I would expect a long boil or decoction made this one as aromatic as it is. Flavor is very complex for a doppelbock... a bunch of stuff going on here.. thick maltiness... some slight chocolate... is this what melanoidins taste like???? sorta a pruney frutiness with a bunch of malty sweeness.. but it still seems very drinkable despite the great body and slightly light carbonation.. the only thing that I can complain about is that it may be a tad sticky... but overall, I am damn impressed with this one... very very smooth.. and the complex malt characteristics come in waves as it warms up.. this may be the best example of an American dopplebock that I’ve ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Dark brown, clean clear light roast coffee, chocolate milk. Spicy dark malt. Lots of chocolate. Dark foam. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (4607) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, malt, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Very nice stuff. Pours brown with great head and lacing. Lots of coffee and big roast. Quite a decent bitter finish. I really liked this one. Bottle thanks to iphonephan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5286) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle at the Brony bottle share at Travlrs place. Pours a clear cola with an off white head. Aroma of raisins. Flavors of caramel, raisins and nuts. Smooth mouthfeel. Creamy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5204) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Pours dark unclear brown . Small white head . Smell is sweet, bit leaves . Taste is bit bitter , chocolaty , caramel , leaves . nice and rather intense .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (748) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 i must preface by saying not my choice of styles by any means...bought for Monday new beer tastings at work...poured from bomber 2013 vintage....poured black with a huge creamy long lasting head...nose was a very nice mix of cocoa and berries with malt....mouth was the same with a little anise tossed in....i was way pleased with this one....gonna get another tomorrow....agreeing with slowrunner77 this is more like a stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3683) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
25.4 oz bottle, almost 2 years old. Dark brown with pocked tan foam. Nose is toffee, raisin, cherry, chocolate, tobacco and mild smoke. Creamy medium body with a tang. Taste is caramel, raisin, brown bread and dried apricot with tobacco and smoky notes adding depth and balance. I’m surprised this has aged so well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1281) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Nice. Dark pour with minimal head. Aroma is sweet caramel and dark fruit. Taste is sweet version of nose. Like it.


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