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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. From my cellar. What a great beer! Nice dark gold pour with a huge head. Roasty goodness. coffee, caramel. Full of flavor!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (4183) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Pours a really pretty deep red with almost no head. The aroma is vanilla and cherry, lightly boozy, and fruity... maybe some brandy. The flavor is boozy and apple-y there is some nice cherry and vanilla tones in there as well. I had no clue this was barrel aged but the beer makes more sense now that I know that it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Poured from 750ml corked and caged bottle into a pint glass. Aroma is like red wine, and bread. Pours aTaste brings sweet notes of caramel, bread, chocolate, roasty malt. Beer is clear amber, with a frothy head that dissipates. Overall, this is an OK beer, but is not worth the price IMO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2010
(750ml bottle). Pours dark ruby red with off-white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet with some sour/bitter. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Ok and not worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, sweet, cellar, malt, hop. flavour is dry, sweet, malt, rosted, hop, cellar,citrus, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16989) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09. A clear, copper-colored beer with a dense, off-white head. Cellar, malty sweetness, some hops and a sugary feeling in the aroma. Peppery hops blends nicely with caramel sweetness in the flavor. Nice but lacking some complexity to be really nice. Dry and full-bodied mouthfeel, finishing with a pleasant peppery hoppyness. A nice beer indeed, especially like the hops, but it lacks something to get a higher score. 091107

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
750 ml bottle, caged and corked. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was paper thin and dissipated about as fast as a head can dissipate. Smelled of raisin, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and date. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Low to moderate carbonation. Lighter mouth feel than the other, almost syrupy doppelbocks I tried prior to this. I tasted caramel, dry grassy hops, toffee, and dark fruit. The barrel effect imparted subdued notes of vanilla and whiskey. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2010
From a bottle poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice strong malty sweet flavor with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (6391) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2010
750 ml bottle [email protected] 2009, Vatlandsvg. Hazy reddish dark brown body with a thin beige head. Almost intense aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor is very refreshing, fruity, lots of malt, caramel and bitter. A complex, dry finish rounds it all up as a nice experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours dark amber with a very thin off-white head. Fizzy. Pineapple aroma. Thinner body, big alcohol. Medium sweetness. Interesting finish of big chocolate. I love the finish, it really saves the beer.

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