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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The doppelbock style of lager came into being in Middle Ages era Bavaria in what is today southern Germany. It was originally brewed by monks to provide themselves with a liquid form of nutrition during the fasting period of Lent when no solid food was allowed. This has earned the doppelbock the nickname "liquid bread" because of its rich and filling capacity. The Thomas Hooker Doppelbock Lager blends huge amounts of imported Munich, Vienna and Moravian malts with select dark roasted malts to achieve a malt lover’s dream of a rich and creamy brew. Subtly hopped with noble German and Czech hops and cool fermented with a Bavarian lager yeast, this beer will leave you happy to give up solid food for a while. No dessert necessary.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pours deep amber with feet malt notes on the nose. The car male and dense sweet grains are pronounced with a hint of the higher ABV. A long sticky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
This poured a clear darker amber to red color with a biege head. Aroma was caramel, toffee, light dusty grassy hops too.. Flavor was sweet, very malty, lightly toasted and some dark fruits there too. Pretty good example of the style.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3808) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 Rated at the 2012 RB Pgh May tasting.A nice lookin darker brew. Has some of that old beer aroma in there. Strong on the first taste, alky forward. Bitter medicine fer sure. Overall simply rude and crude but certainly on style. A very strong finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4093) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to phillybeer7779. Clear medium dark amber, with a small off-white/light tan head. Caramel malt, hints of dark fruit, white raisin, grassy hops, and earthy. Pretty good for a doppelbock, which is a style I don’t like very often. Fairly dry for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (699) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle pours dark brown/red with a thin brief off-white head. Aroma caramel malts/German hops. Taste caramel with grasses, breads and hops, slight alcohol. Palate medium with noticeable carbonation. Finish dull hops, slightly prolonged. Flavor more bitter as it warmed.

Just OK. I didn’t get the sweetness that others mention.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a brown, clear , tan head that disappears quickly. Rich aroma that is chocolate, molasses, and malt. Good rich bock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Appears a dark mahogany, bordering black with a 1 finger, creamy tan head. Lots of streaky lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of roasted nuts, toffee, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and cocoa. Taste is of the same aromas but perhaps toned down slightly from the anticipated goodness that was expected. It’s good but not the best of the style by a long shot. Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11942) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Draught@The Ginger Man, NYC
My first beer from this brewery! Very dark brown color, steady beige head. Light chocolaty-grassy aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Grassy hoppyness, caramel, alcohol with chocolaty notes. Lingering grassy bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1068) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2012
Not my favorite style, usually too sickly sweet for me, but this was really a pleasure to drink. Very subtly hopped, just enough to not make it cloying. Deep amber color with an off white head, aroma is of butterscotch and raisins, taste is pretty much the same with a little peppary spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Deep brown body with reddish hues around the edges. Creamy dark tan head. About an inch. Hold on fairly well before subsiding to a skim. Nice sheet like lacing down the sides of the glass. S: Rich sweet malt. Roasted, warm caramel. Some dark fruits in the background. T: A slight improvement over the nose as the malt characteristics start to shine... caramel, chocolate, and other sweet malts. A bit of fig and cherry. No booze shining through. Mostly a sweet malt bomb. M: Smooth, and fairly light bodied for a dopplebock. Not watery by any stretch, just a nice, manageable medium bodied brew. Light carbonation, as mentioned before well hidden abv. O A very nice dopplebock, not quite the depth of Celebrator, but perhaps a more accessible option that, for me, would allow multiple servings in a sitting.


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