Sawmill The Doctor
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Brewed by Sawmill Brewing Company
Style: Dunkler Bock
Leigh, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Rich and warming with notes of cocoa and toffee. The Doctor is a dark lager (so much lighter on the palate than Stout). A suave beer best enjoyed with Louis Armstrong.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettGotu (9) - - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
Damn nice darker beer, not too sweet, balanced bitterness and roasted notes of coffee and chocolate, smooth as, awesome head that slides down the glass nicely. Will try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at pomeroys, christchurch. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma is sweet, licorice, some oaky notes. Balanced sweet body, little roasty, some bread and sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2015
Well, it does what it says on the tin, this one. As dark as sin until you hold it up to the light where it shows of a mahogany brown colour. After pouring, it’s head has either escaped (in which case the guards are after it with Alsatians and a zealous love of the leadership) or evaporated. Aromas of toffee, cola and cocoa that went hitherto unaccompanied by Louis Armstrong. This was a pity. I am inordinately suggestible when it comes to matching beer to iconic trumpeters and and likely to write whatever I am told to when the sun goes down, the tide goes out, people gather round and they all begin to shout "Hey hey Uncle Dud it’s a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi mud..." Anyway, caramel tones are the lingering sensation after a mouthful or two and a strong urge to youtube Dean Martin and Satchmo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2g88GUW

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2585) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Tap. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, not much of an aroma, dry malty taste, with a thin dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ehsan (2) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
My favorite beer of all times. a bit more viscous than I expected, and although it says "dopplebock" it is very drinkable. Smells sweet and gentle on the tongue but does pack a punch

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tejonno (11) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2013
Pours very dark brown,not black though. Very little aroma, but more than makes up for it in taste, which is full, roasty and quite warm, despite me drinking it chilled. A wee zip in the aftertaste that reminds you that it’s not a straightforward beer. very enjoyable Doppelbock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DylansDad (586) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2013
Looks good and smells good, but the flavours just don’t open up, almost like they’re locked-in by the alcohol which tastes stronger than the stated 6.5%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alaw (2) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
Rather average but with some good choc/caramel flavours. Colour and flavour reminiscent of a porter style in my uneducated opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle. Dark ruby with a small beige head. Roast malts and biscuit on the nose. Roasted biscuity malts in the taste. Boring

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2009
330ml swing top bottle - dark brown but very thin head. Some alcohol warmth, woody and dark aromas however this sample was showing oxyidised signs. Flavours bulging with dark friuts - currents and a touch cocoa. Would really like this again fresh

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