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 Dog’s most unique beer to date. Collaborator Doppelbock was created through Flying Dog’s 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
IBU’s: 80
Specialty Malts: 120L Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Cascade
Process: Aged in used Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrels

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jb (3427) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Sweet aroma, smells of wart, raisins, brown sugar, alcohol. Look is dark amber with a thin head with very nice lacing. Very clear. Palate is sticky, sweet candy, bourbon, finish is malt and hops, balance is very nice to this, and liked it.

hopscotch (11341) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle… Clear, deep, dark orange lager with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. Cocoa and caramel aroma with a tangy, fruity undertone. Full-bodied with a 2% milk mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Medium, metallic bitterness; light caramel sweetness and ultra-mild, lactic acidity. Lengthy, medium-bitter, slightly metallic finish. A shout goes out to pepsican for shipping this brew to me!

Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Pours a beautiful crimson red colour with a sudsy off-white head that leaves some spots of lacing. The aroma is muted, but clearly hints at a harsh crytal malt flavour. Notes of berries, illusions of nutmeg, paper, and cherries. The flavour brings about a harsh winter crystal malt profile with carboard, oak, cranberry, caramel, vanilla, cherries and hop bitterness in the finish. The flavours blend well and hide the alcohol well. I don’t love this beer, as it is harsher than it is smooth, but I still feel its its under rated. The mouthfeel is thinner than it needs to be and slightly oily, with a long, slightly cloying finish.

Tmoney99 (15044) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured dark reddish brown color with a creamy light brown head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate sweet malty toasted flavor with an average smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met with a sweet soft beer.

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of light toastiness and caramel. Flavor of mild hops, nuts, and caramel malt. Lacked complexity and quite uninteresting.

chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Clear caramel colored pour with a slight head. Sweet nose. Palate is too thin. Not much going on in the flavor. A bit of a disappointment.

legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Lumpfest 2008- Medium garnet with a faint head. Actually quite thin for the style. Hops overpower any malt that may have been present.

RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours a clear mostly red color with a tan head. Aroma is too subtle for me. I can detect some caramel, butter and toast, but it’s pretty bland. Taste was equally non-plussing with a similar flavor of caramel, toast, and butter. Full mouthfeel at least. This was okay, but I was rather taken aback by it’s blandness. The Double Dog is so good and the Gonzo and Horn Dog are just behind it (in my opinion), so how did they let such a cool project be so uninteresting?

brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
This brew makes me reevaluate after 1000 ratings my whole process of buying brews. Aroma very mild, a variety of soft malts, very tepid slightly sweet malt tastes,which doesn’t last long,drys out very quickly, slight bitter finish, has the sweetness of a doppel but thats it. Finishes watery. Some bourbon alcohol wafts in the end. Can’t remember what I paid for this,but whatever it was way over priced. The fact that I see a cork on this very average brew,with a wire restraint,and a super premium price makes me resolve that I wont pay more then 5 bucks for a brew (certain breweries exempted),unless I see a 95+ rating here

ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet candy sugar maltiness. Taste has chocolate with roast malts. This beer is a great idea and I love that the recipe is online, but there’s really nothing special about it. Decent beer, but I’m not begging my friend that homebrews to make it.

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