RateBeer
overall
99
100
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 loverís 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1128) - 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 (2475) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Nice copper pour. Sweetish roasted malts. I can see how this would be considered filling.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1778) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
500 mL bottle from early 2010. Looks about right. Some coffee in the aroma comes as a surprise. Thereís some fruit in there as well, but not in the flavour. Finishes like an imperial stout - very full. Interesting little lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12oz bottle .. . pours a rust brown .. light foam .. . iím bill curtis .. . deep syrup and caramel .. . light mouthfeel .. . pretty nice interpretation of the style .. . iím bill curtis!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big toffee notes and bitter hops. The taste is bitter citrus hops, toffeeish malts and earthy hops. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3271) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle as shown. Pours a darrk copper color with a small frothy off white head. Raisin aroma with caramel and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with a smoke flavor and oak finish. A very good Doppelbock from Thomas Hooker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2011
12 ounce thanks to Ernesto987. Chocolate and creamy. Iím surprised. Hides the 8 percent. This is pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 10/21/11

Aroma: The nose has chocolate malts, sweet caramel, dark fruit, and a touch of smoke
Appearance: It pours a brown color with a lasting light brown head, and drops of lace
Flavor: Tastes rather sweet, it has chocolate and caramel malts, with a touch of dark fruit
Palate: The body is medium-full, its a touch on the sticky side, and has a fairly lengthy finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid Doppelbock. I found the smoke to be a little more present in the nose, but I didnít really seem to taste it. Meanwhile, the reverse is true for the fruit presence, which was quite subtle in the nose, but more present in the taste. Regardless though, I enjoyed both the aroma and the flavor. This one was pretty good, maybe a little overly sweet, but still, a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on October 21st, 2011.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma is boozy of caramel and of malt.
Taste: Tastes of roasted malt, caramel.
Palate:Creamy slick texture, medium body, a little bit more fizzy then I would expect.

Summary: My first Connecticut tick, and itís the third highest rated dopplebock on Ratebeer! Thanks Ben! I enjoyed this beer more than I would expect.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 42


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50