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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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This award winning doppelbock (8.2% alcohol by volume) lager is brewed with a generous supply of Munich, carapils, caramel and chocolate malts and is fermented with Bavarian lager yeast. The resulting caramel sweetness and rich mouthfeel are complimented by the mild bittering of German Hallertau hops. 1997 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (398) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tasted at Chicago Craft Beer Festival. A deap reddish brown with an off white head. Smooth malt aroma and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
This is one of the better beer from Tommyknocker. A bit of a burnt flavor, but it works well with the caramelly sweetness. Very nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Appearance: Clear deep garnet with amber edges under a small khaki head that fades into a thin broken film bordered by an equally thin collar. Swirls with khaki spots.
Nose: Malt forward as it should be. Graham crackers underneath with a strange vegetal middle of dried hop pellets. Burnt twigs and sticks add a rustic smokiness that weaves in and out of the caramelization. Bitter apple skins and apple seeds underneath. Burnt butterscotch along the edges.
Palate: From the first quaff to my last I wasn’t quite sure what to think of this unusual take on the Doppelbock style. Burnt caramel and sugar start and finish while burnt twigs and sticks dry the palate. Caramel and molasses don’t come into play until long after each swallow…and that be all she wrote.
Final Thoughts: First off, always check your Tommyknocker bottles to make sure they are fresh; I’ve had some bad post-freshness Tommyknocker experiences before. That being said, I’ve also had some great fresh Tommyknocker experiences before, but unfortunately the Butt Head Bock was not one of them. Not a drain pour but definitely not what I look for in a German-style Doppelbock.
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
12 oz Bottle. The bock poured a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. The beer has a malty fruity caramel aroma. The higher alcohol has an impact in creating a sweetish malty caramel flavor. The doppelbock has soft carbonation. There was no head at the conclusion of the beer. The finish has a sweetish caramel aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tortman18 (183) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark Amber, very clear. Creamy white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate lacing. Aroma is spicy and nutty. Slight sweetness. A lot of yeast. Mouth is very sweet and yeasty. Bread like. Smooth texture and nice finish. Medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smoothsippin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours a cloudy brown with a nice beige head. Good malty sense on the nose. Can catch the malt and a slight sweetness into the mouth. Sweetness continues through the swallow followed by a pleasant bitterness and a little zip on the finish. Decent representative of the style, liked it. Would have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cthomas2390 (213) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
Chestnut brown with very little head. Yeast esters and a bit of malt and raisin on the nose. Similar taste, with the yeast being fairly prominent, though it ends with a nice noble hop bite. Medium body and carbonation. A very good beer, but almost more like a belgian style than a true bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Reddish brown body with a tan head. Fully malty aroma - caramel, dark fruit, a bit of bread. The malt aroma does not translate into the taste. Instead there is more yeast, grain and some hops. Finishes bready and slightly dry. Palate is medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2468) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/15/2013. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, golden raisin, caramel, toast, molasses, brown bread, floral, light chocolate, toasted earthiness, and yeast ester fruitiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and fruity ester notes. Taste of apple, pear, raisin, caramel, toast, chocolate, molasses, brown bread, floral, toasted earthiness, light nuttiness, and yeast ester fruitiness. Slightly tart fruitiness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toast, molasses, chocolate, brown bread, floral, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity of dark malt and fruity esters; with a solid malt/fruity flavor balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice doppelbock. A little too fruity, but has good malt complexity; and is very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottled, 355ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Chestnut with off white short head. Quite a fruity beer with a sweet, aspartame type note. Quite esthery in character and a touch thinnish on the palate. Not really sure about this.

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