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Sprecher Bourbon Barrel Dopple Bock

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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389 1 liter bottles were produced in 2007. This is Sprecher Dopplebock, that has been aged 6 months in bourbon barrels.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Had a couple of these sitting on the shelf for a few years. We opened one last year and it was bad so I didn't have high hopes for this bottle. Wow was I wrong. Chocolate malt and caramel aroma. Maybe some fruit. Taste is dark malt, coffee and some caramel. Medium palate with light carbonation. Very good beer. Barrel aged doppelbocks are uncommon. They did a good job on this. More beer please...


1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cousin_Larry (310) - - MAR 16, 2014
Playdough flavor - sweet and salty. Chocolate undertones save this one from Supper Club status.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2012
July 18, 2012 on tap at Sugar Maple. Dark pour with limited head. Aroma was roasted malt, dark fruit and bourbon. Taste was consistent with a nice amount of bourbon in the finish. Super smooth and medium bodied. Bourbon just makes everything better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Liter bottle. Thanks to Dave for sharing. Pours very dark with a thick tan head. Aroma is more mild than I expected: roasted malt, some dark fruit and licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, dried cherry and raisin, definitely some vanilla and bourbon. Not as big as I expected, but still very good. Thick mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Very dark brown with no head. Nose holds big toffee, caramel, barrely vanilla; quite sweet. Flavor holds that classic doppelbock light fruit presence plus more vanilla, marzipan, and whiskey. Slick, medium bodied on the mouthfeel. Pretty good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Red-chestnut, thin beige ring for a head. Nose of heavy toast, chocolate, thin marshmallow sweetness. More chocolate, raisin, toffee in flavor, lightly chalky across the body, very sticky. My notes ask "Has this been fermented yet?"

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
1L bottle, thanks noodleuser. Sweet, light bourbon, lots of vanilla, toasty, dark fruit, caramel. Flavor is heavily sweet, some maple syrup, butterscotch, vanilla, booze, light pepper. Okay. Better than most from this brewer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
1L bottle, thanks noodleuser. Small beige head that mostly dissipates atop cloudy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some Bourbon. Sticky medium-full body, minimal carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours light hazy brown with a small, bubbly light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel and nutty malt, light peppery alcohols, dark fruits, and light oxidation. Flavor is oxidized caramel malt, peppery alcohol, moderate sweetness with dark fruits. Full body, medium warmth, low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Sampled at the DC gathering at GT’s place. Clear dark brown pour. Big malt bomb,but in a good way. The bourbon comes through a little on the flavor. A little woody. A little oxidized, but good.


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