Flying Dog Wild Dog Collaborator Doppelbock

Formerly brewed at Flying Dog Brewery
Style: Doppelbock
Frederick, Maryland USA


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
It may seem like we say this every time we release a Wild Dog beer, but our newest brew really is Flying Dogs most unique beer to date. Collaborator Doppelbock was created through Flying Dogs Open Source Beer Project, which gave amateur brewers a chance to give our brewing team recommendations and feedback on the everything from the grain, hops and yeast to the brewing process itself. We combined your feedback and created a unique Doppelbock recipe to brew up and release.

Collaborator has a full body with a sweet malt profile and a slight roast character. The complete recipe and printable labels are available for download at We want to thank everyone who contributed to creating this beer, it truly was a collaboration.

Original Gravity: 1.093
IBUs: 80
Specialty Malts: 120L Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Cascade
Process: Aged in used Stranahans Colorado Whiskey barrels

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle, courtesy of alexanderj. Dark orange / light brown pour, no head. Aroma is malty caramel and some vanilla. Flavor is similar, but also with some pale malt and woodiness in the finish. Kinda not good overall, but not as bad as some people think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3593) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of a stupid purchase; poured a auburn/amber with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, sweet fruit and raisins. Flavor was sweet with some fruit with some caramel and grainy malt. Had a light raisin presence. About average for the style; but not worth the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle: Caramel ruby color, light head and lacing. Nose of sweet malt, some alcohol and fruit. The flavor has a moderate body, some caramel malts, underhopped, boring thin malts. Like an amped up Irish ale or 90 schilling. No where near a doppelbock in flavor. Finishes clean though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2008
GABF 2007. Beer is clear, light amber with a small, white, frothy, white, mostly and quickly diminishing head.<P>The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, caramel, lighter notes of biscuit and toasted nut; Hoppy with light notes of flowers, moderate note of herb; Yeasty with a trace of dough; Trace of vanilla.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic with a long, moderately bitter, light/moderately sweet, lingering finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Transparent and magnifying copper in color with an oily galaxy dust for the head. Aroma emits a traditionally eloquent olfactory, with chestnuts, hazelnut sheafs, toasted munich malt, maple nut and honey oats holistically forming a treatise on English toffee. Flavor produces a full arrangement with chestnut chocolate characteristics. Slightly bitter underbelly meets toffee and chocolate covered wheat bran flakes. Earthy, rich, decadent toasted grain complex strums favorably along the way. Fuller bodied with flavor allusions of ABV. Hints of buttered rum reside under the melded caramel and chocolate composure, finishing with English toffee chocolate chews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Up front - Not worth the money. Dont buy this unless youre sharing it with one or two friends.
Learn from one of The Master Division members mistakes.
Not a bad beer, but way too costly for a doppelbock. Good looking, a very reddish chesatnut body, light and clear, with a lofty beige head. The aroma is sweet with caramel and brown sugar and orchard fruit tempered by a light leafy/herbal bitterness. Light-to-medium bodied, its mainly caramel in flavor, quite sweet, balanced by an earthy bitterness that lingers into the finish. As I said, too expensive, but a pretty decent drink.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14060) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2008
750 ml green corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, molasses, dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with light carbonation. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, fig and a hint of chocolate with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3462) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle: Pours a deep, clear mahoghany with a smaller head. Aroma is toffee, a little malty and sweet. Flavor is more subdued than I hoped for with light amounts of caramel, toffee, and hints of citrus hops. Still an easy sipper. Thanks BuckDich for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (4091) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle pours a clear medium redish amber. Small sandy head and spotty lacing. Sweet woody aroma. Light caramel malty flavors. Quite seeet brown sugary. Light late bitterness. Soft smooth palate, and light carbonation. A bit dissapointomg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
truebluehes (201) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Red/Copper pour with a small beige head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with a bit of caramel. Smooth malt flavor thats quite sweet. Fairly decent balance, but tastes a bit watery.

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