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RATINGS: 417   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 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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 26, 2013
From notes at The Pony Bar in NYC. Pours a dark brown w. a medium sized foamy head. Aroma of figs, dark fruit and sweet molasses. Flavours of sweet dried fruit and biscuity malts.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
At my place on a Wednesday afternoon while working from home. Pours brown black with no head. Aroma is toasty sweet malt, cotton candy. Taste is very nice full flavored medium malt notes. Drinkable chewy smooth. This is a fantastic lager.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Sweet, chocolate notes, hints of caramels and a bit of plummy fruit notes. Very drinkable, creamy beer, a defining example of the style from a surprisingly little-known brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Strong alcohol infused coffee, chocolate and liquid smoke aroma. Dunkel doppel for sure. Blackish red color, thin head film. Grainy, smokey, bitter and dark fruit sweet at once. Much better than the aroma suggests. Thick ans syrupy, but only slightly cloying. Third best doppel per RB, already tried the other two and founf this to be on par. Bottled 10/22/13.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (291) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a deep murky dark amber, almost black with a modest tan head, alcohol legs and minimal lacing. Smell is roasted caramel and dark chocolate, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is sweet up front with caramel, toffee and dark fruit notes, definitely some dark chocolate, a touch of coffee bitterness, hint of plum as it warms. Finish is clean for the most part which you expect from a lager. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very enjoyable sipper that you can savor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3130) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Huge thanks to Homer321 for sending this along way back in his pre LOL days!
Pours a very dark brown with some reddish hues when held up to light. Itís got a big head and a lot of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very rich with caramel, coffee drinks, and especially a fair dose of tootsie rolls. Very pungent & nice smellingÖ I mean the tootsie roll thing is mildly off putting, but everything else is really extraordinarily inviting, rich, and aromatic that itís pretty forgivable.

Flavor has a lot going on, the sweetness level is right where I like it for Dopplebock, which is to say that it tastes less sweet than it smells, but has a nice caramelly bit that works wonders with everything else. There is a nice cheap coffe flavorÖ that sucks when itís with coffe but is aight in beer sometimes, aside from that itís got some light bitterness, some chocolate, itís mildly boozy and even has a real chitl port wine flavorÖ. geeze I donít mind this here brew.

Itís got like a medium mouthfeel with low carbonation that carries a beer of this size well.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1198) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma of chocolate coffee and roasted malt with a bready yeasty aroma. Taste is syrupy and chocolate with a roasted smoked flavor accented by noble hops. Not too sweet which is a bit more of the norm for the style. One here or there if the occasion presents itself. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Smell of nuts and tar. Very dark brown colour with dark brown head. Aroma of licorice, alcohol, coffee, roasted malts. Very sweet. Very nice/weird for a doppelbock. Carbon is flat but plentiful. Very balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
route9 (19) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 1, 2013
very nice aroma and taste.mouthfeel is medium.not as good as celebrator or korbinian,but a close third.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Had this one in the cellar for quite a while and since it is in the 50ís during summer time, figured it was time to drink. Pours a dark brown caramel color with a tan head. Lots of dark fruit notes in the nose, caramel, and honey. Medium mouthfeel. Raisin, cherry, plum, slight smoke, and caramel flavors. Big and chewy. Slight bitterness at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with Ernesto987. Big thanks! Iíve been eager to see if this is really a world-class doppelbock. Here goes. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head and not a ton of head retention. A touch smoky, light coffee, rich caramel malty, toffee, brown sugar, mild bubblegum aroma. A bit fruity, fairly smoky, burnt sugary, caramel, cocoa, plum flavor. One of the better American-made doppelbocks that Iíve come across but nothing like a Celebrator or an Andechs.


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