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Hinterland Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock pours a dark amber with an ample, two finger khaki head. Aromas of bourbon and caramel fill the nose. The taste of bourbon oak and caramel fill the palette and finishes smooth. This brew was aged 10 months in bourbon barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle @ Floydster’s. Thanks, Kyle. Sort of a murky dark amber, brownish colored pour with a small off-white head. Smells a lot like bourbon and vanilla. Kind of roasty, but some sweet banana and caramel. A bit of charred oak. Pretty toasty as well. The flavor is fairly sweet and heavy on the banana. Some raisin, banana, and vanilla. Sort of roasty and burnt, some wood, toasted nuts, and cola. Kind of thin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Pint nine bottle shared. Pours a medium to dark amber/mahogany color with off white head. Aroma is dopplebock bourbon vanilla oak sweet malt in total awesomeness. Flavor is more of the same delicious bourbon oak vanilla caramel dopplebock. Very well balanced start to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5699) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquor - pint bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with a light mocha colored head that sticks around a while. Aroma has some pleasant bourbon undertones, some dates and a hint of toffee. Flavor has a nice, but not overpowering pleasant bourbon flavor, some light caramel sweetness, a touch of chocolate and an underlying profile of dates and raisins. Mouthfeel has nice thick stickiness to it. Pleasantly surprised - not a huge bourbon barrel fan (although I do love bourbon by itself).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2014
This has been sitting for a bit, not quite sure how long. Attractive ruby dark autumn amber pour. Minimal tan head. Aroma is toasty, bready, toffee, light dried fruity, vanilla, light smooth sweet bourbon. Medium body. Very mild bitterness. Great balanced flavor. The bourbon barrel character is in a backup roll, fits in quite well, Easily among the best Hinterland beers I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (585) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Light bodied but bold taste. Nice bourbon taste, sweet vanilla, smooth. Lighter than expected, but makes it very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Bourbon and dark malts on the nose. Super hazy brown colour, nice beige head . Flavour is perfect, definite bock but the bourbon just adds a great counter point. Nice smooth alcohol warmth. Amaze balls!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
This one poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, dark fruits, and caramel. Falvor was similar, somewhat oxidized brleywine feel too it with nice vanilla and oak barrel notes. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle; Pour is mahogany with a fine bubbled khaki head into this glass; the nose is initial earthen oak, caramel malts, a hint of char, with a touch of vanilla present here. There are some dark fruit aromatics as well. The flavor profile is initial off putting, moving to an almost vinous note, but revealing dark fruits. It does tame itself a bit, but It wasnt a good start. Theres a hint of cream, sweet bread, while the barrel treatment is fairly mild. This brew ends up a little muddied, not quite doing any particular thing well. I think the nose was the highlight. Anyway - it was a decent attempt overall as a brew but I was hoping for more here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illiniphil (131) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with minimal light tan head. Flavors are dark cherry, molasses and bourbon. Very sweet. It's close to being a great dopplebock - I love the barrel aging. But if it could be just a little less sweet. Must be enjoyed at the proper serving temp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Served in taster. Dark brown with mininmale head. Smells of sweet cherry and bourbon. Very sweet with a spicy undertone. Finishes smooth. Not really my style but not bad either.


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