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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pablo951 (519) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Had it on tap at the Chicago Craft Beer Festival 6/22/13 in Old Town. Poured a dark clear amber color with a good head. Smooth heavy malt taste, with a bad bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, caramel and nuttiness. The flavor is caramel, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (293) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle. Not in a glass so could tell appearance and hard to get aroma. Slightly sweet and malty. Tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle poured into glass at club w. pretty decent for 8.2%. Has a little odd smell for my taste. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
bottle into glass, clear dark brown pour with thin off white head..nutty chocolate raisen aroma, taste is pretty much the same,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (451) - 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 (3563) - 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 (1504) - 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 (174) - 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

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