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Brewed by Pivovar Náchod (LIF)
Style: Doppelbock
Náchod, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double je tmavý speciál typu Porter. Je výzvou pro všechny smysly každému, kdo umí vychutnat něco neobvyklého a zajímavého. Čtyřiadvaceti procenty původního extraktu a 10,5% alkoholu je Double nejsilnějším českým pivem od roku 1990 a jedním z nejsilnějších v Evropě. Bedlivě střežený poměr surovin (5 druhů sladů – český, bavorský, karamelový, barvící a pšeničný) dává základ jedinečné chuti, ve které dominují pražené slady. Vysoký obsah čistého extraktu, který žaludek okamžitě zpracovává, může vyvolat gejzír energie a navnadit smysly. Proto jej doporučujeme jako „pivní aperitiv“. Často bývá označován jako tzv. „černá viagra“. Antracitově sytě tmavý mok s krémovou pěnou vynikne ve vysoké sklenici na nožce, která vyzdvihne tento jedinečný šperk náchodského pivovaru. Dokonalý průvodce dezertů, zákusků se paradoxně hodí i k pálivým jídlům. Je to gurmánské pohlazení pro vaše chuťové pohárky.
Beer with distinct and sweet taste of malt aroma gradating into smooth bitterness.

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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
cola colored upon pouring. little bit of head. alcohol in the nose upon smelling. extremely sweet. i simply cannot believe this is 10.5% abv. way thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: Primator Double Bock
Date: April 12, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head
Aroma: light sweet dark caramel aroma, touch of earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, sweet caramel candy, burnt sugar adds more sweetness, touch of chocolate brought out by the caramel sweetness, light earthyness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Doppel Bock
Date: May 08, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Simpson Satisifier
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, dark caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel and chocolate flavor, touch of candy, light earthyness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a 2 finger off-white head. The nose is dark fruits and caramelized brown sugar. Taste is pancake syrup with Everclear added. Brutally sweet hot mess. Drain pour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7766) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2010
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml bottle. Very dark, almost black pour with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Sweet aroma reminiscent of dates and molasses. Sweetness carries over to the flavor with some light underlying chocolate, molasses and prunes. Nice stick to your ribs flavor - would be great in the winter. Thickish, rich mouthfeel - 10.5 ABV hidden extremely well. Impressed - did not expect when looking at the budget brand label.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Pours a very dark brown and a small creme, head. Aroma is quite strong with notes of raisin and caramel. Has a thin body with a very obvious presence of alcohol at first sip. Flavor is extremely sweet with no discernible attempt at balance. A good beer at first, but is a challenge to down a half liter because of how cloying it is. Does unfortunately remind me a bit of steel reserve.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks BuckeyeBoy!! - Pours thin and dk with a medium beige head...aroma is very sweet fruit and some dk roasted grains, chocolate...flavour is almost unbearably sweet, caramelized sugar and cocoa, seemed a bit thin for the style, and the overly sweet malt covered up just about everything else...

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5709) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
S6L5F1T3O6 Oooo baby, ooh baby, oooo baby……Primator double bock @ 10.5% weew. From a big fat half liter bottle, must be the equivalent to our pint. How can one not buy a beer called primator, eh? Big sweet bready aroma, no hint of the heavy alky within but sometimes I smell choco or malt carob. First taste is great, then the alky immediately sets in with an almost syrupy sweet attack on the palate. Pour is dark and reminds me of a few dopple beers I’ve had from the old country. Mainly…picantus, vitus or aventis. .. Sweet big bang alky follow. The look of this beer is dark bock weizen tho there is nothing on the bottom of the bottle. Root beer dark and almost as sweet. BTW, my label looks nothing like this one, this is a gold label that says double bock right there in plain English., then there is this red banner with white lettered primator proudly typed on. . Yea, weizenbock. All the way for this brew. Sweet old aged high alky beir feeling my friends. Sweet finish that almost attacks your back of throat like many cheap American malt liquors such as jaguar, with its gag reflex and all. Let me see you chug of these obtrusive bottles. Sicky sweet finish. Somewhat strong boorish and brutally bearish at times.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
33cl bottle thanks to photomike. Very dark brown with a small beige head. Very malty aroma with lots of dried fruit going on. Raisin, fig, date... just a ton of that stuff. Very rich and pleasant. The flavor is very sweet with lots of dried fruit and toasty malt. Bitterness and hop flavor are pretty much non-existent. Fermentation character is clean and lager-ish. Full bodied with medium-low carbonation and a syrupy texture. A very sweet dessert drink, but pretty nice overall. Pure dried fruit and malt overload. I saw this many times over in europe and even got to see these guys at a beer festival in Prague, but it took me this long to try their doppelbock. This is a pretty good take on the upper end of the style, but it is just a little too sweet for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1552) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2010
0.5 l bottle. The label says it’s a porter. Pours a dark brown/ruby colour with a small beige head on top, carbonation’s lively. Sweet smell of roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. The start is sharp, taste is sweet, flavour’s of coffee and vanilla. Roasty and caramell aroma, the finish is coffee-bitter, dry and alcohol’s warming up. The body’s full, texture is sticky, but not (porter-liked) oily. Not bad, but unfortunately the alcohol’s not hidden well and overall it’s impressing rather to a doublebock in deed...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
the Tops Tasting Room special Eastern European tasting. Dark with off-white head. Lots of chocolate malts. Above average mouthfeel.Unexpected high alcohol from a Czech beer, and pleasant drinking enough.


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