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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
If you’re going to sin, sin big. With 8% alc/vol and a creamy richness, this brew has developed a serious cult following. Imagine that – a cult following in Utah?!
Food Pairings: Front of cow, back of cow, rattlesnake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1931) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottled. Dark ruby amber in color with a large, off-white head formed of medium-sized bubbles. Really nutty hazelnut aroma, underlined with peat, soy sauce, and what I swear is rice wine vinegar (it sounds bad, but I dug the aroma). Sweet, peanutty flavor with moderate caramel and some smoke, alcohol noticeable underneath it all but not overly so. Finish is a little stale, notes of old bread and cardboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Thanks to Douglas88 for this bottle. Beautiful clear ruby color with a good beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel with a touch/hint of smoke. Full body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet roast caramel, but there are notes of coffee and smoke. And hints of fruit. Finish is moderately sweet, and there’s not much hop bitter. But the whole thing is a feast for the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle at Park City location. Color was a reddish auburn. Nice looking. Aroma of fruit, bread, caramel and apples. Flavor was sweet and fruity; yeast, bread and caramel. A solid body. I wish they could brew higher alcohol beers all the time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Thanks to Douglas88. 12oz twist-off bottle. "Utah will never be the same". Aroma of toasted malts. Nice caramel. Flavor is a deep creamy, malt complexity. Lighter in bodied than most Doppelbocks. Very bold, sweet, creamy texture. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Name: Devastator
Date: May 23, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear dark red, creamy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light dry malt aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thankss douglas88! - Pours a deep orange with a small white head...aroma is bready malt, spice, roast and brown sugar...coats the mouth like syrup, dark roasted malt, tart oak, pit fruit and a shit ton of alcohol...who let them get away with this?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2009
I think this beer is an homage to the Optimator, It’s good but not quite as tasty as the original. Good dark flavors of roast and chocolate nice texture perhaps a little crisper than the Spaten , but overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
Pours dark amber to near brown with generous tan head. Nose is somewhat faint, malty. On the palate this dopplebock comes across as a "dopplebock light". Unlike most Utah beers, this one is not within the 3.2% limit, but they seemed to have matched the lack of flavor profile that is so common in Utah beers. Malt is lighter, faint caramel, some berry syrup flavors, maple, and a short finish. Body is surprisingly light. Not a good example of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2009
4/18/09 From the bottle. Aroma is very rich, with heavy roast, dark fruit, and lots of molasses. Appearance is dark reddish copper with a medium maintained cream colored head and lingering legs. Flavor is Less complex, with roast malt dominatning with the slightest bit of sour astringency. bittering is low and blends with the roast notes. Alcohol are nearly absent besides a slight fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a medium-high carb feel. Overall, I was expecting a touch more flavor judging from the aroma, but still liked the large brew, need more like it from Utah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark amber with some floaters and a 2 finger dense beige head that leaves splotchy lacing. The nose is roasted caramel malt and earthy hops. The taste is burnt caramel, molasses and pine hops in the finish with some warming from the 8% ABV. Medium creamy mouth feel. Decent dobblebock.

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