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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The doppelbock style of lager came into being in Middle Ages era Bavaria in what is today southern Germany. It was originally brewed by monks to provide themselves with a liquid form of nutrition during the fasting period of Lent when no solid food was allowed. This has earned the doppelbock the nickname "liquid bread" because of its rich and filling capacity. The Thomas Hooker Doppelbock Lager blends huge amounts of imported Munich, Vienna and Moravian malts with select dark roasted malts to achieve a malt lover’s dream of a rich and creamy brew. Subtly hopped with noble German and Czech hops and cool fermented with a Bavarian lager yeast, this beer will leave you happy to give up solid food for a while. No dessert necessary.

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3.8
CanIHave4Beers (4224) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Huge thanks to Homer321 for sending this along way back in his pre LOL days!
Pours a very dark brown with some reddish hues when held up to light. It’s got a big head and a lot of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very rich with caramel, coffee drinks, and especially a fair dose of tootsie rolls. Very pungent & nice smelling… I mean the tootsie roll thing is mildly off putting, but everything else is really extraordinarily inviting, rich, and aromatic that it’s pretty forgivable.

Flavor has a lot going on, the sweetness level is right where I like it for Dopplebock, which is to say that it tastes less sweet than it smells, but has a nice caramelly bit that works wonders with everything else. There is a nice cheap coffe flavor… that sucks when it’s with coffe but is aight in beer sometimes, aside from that it’s got some light bitterness, some chocolate, it’s mildly boozy and even has a real chitl port wine flavor…. geeze I don’t mind this here brew.

It’s got like a medium mouthfeel with low carbonation that carries a beer of this size well.

coooooool

http://i.imgur.com/ERoYcKT.jpg

3.6
jsmerig (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma of chocolate coffee and roasted malt with a bready yeasty aroma. Taste is syrupy and chocolate with a roasted smoked flavor accented by noble hops. Not too sweet which is a bit more of the norm for the style. One here or there if the occasion presents itself. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Psytron (2500) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Smell of nuts and tar. Very dark brown colour with dark brown head. Aroma of licorice, alcohol, coffee, roasted malts. Very sweet. Very nice/weird for a doppelbock. Carbon is flat but plentiful. Very balanced.

4.4
route9 (21) - milford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 1, 2013
very nice aroma and taste.mouthfeel is medium.not as good as celebrator or korbinian,but a close third.

4.1
kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Had this one in the cellar for quite a while and since it is in the 50’s during summer time, figured it was time to drink. Pours a dark brown caramel color with a tan head. Lots of dark fruit notes in the nose, caramel, and honey. Medium mouthfeel. Raisin, cherry, plum, slight smoke, and caramel flavors. Big and chewy. Slight bitterness at the end.

3.5
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with Ernesto987. Big thanks! I’ve been eager to see if this is really a world-class doppelbock. Here goes. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head and not a ton of head retention. A touch smoky, light coffee, rich caramel malty, toffee, brown sugar, mild bubblegum aroma. A bit fruity, fairly smoky, burnt sugary, caramel, cocoa, plum flavor. One of the better American-made doppelbocks that I’ve come across but nothing like a Celebrator or an Andechs.

3.7
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2013
Numerous flip-tops from Spirit Haus circa 2004-2006. Pours mahogany, light rusty red, with a sudsy, yellowish white head. Nose is malty with notes on banana, brown sugar, dates, light roasted malts. Flavor is bready and dark fruit malts, notes of cocoa, prunes, and toasted bread. A very solid doppelbock that I miss having access to.

4
mansquito (6889) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery 12oz ($3): I have wanted to try this beer for years, and today, I randomly saw it at the supermarket. Now, it is time to see if the wait pays off. Body is really pretty deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is fruits soaked in brandy or something along those lines plus a little bit of bread. Taste has a nice reserved hoppiness, which melds well with the alcohol warmth. Body is nice and creamy. Quite nice. This is different than some of the German doppelbocks, but it is pretty nice.

3.9
AGAquino (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
From notes at The Pony Bar in NYC. Pours a dark brown w. a medium sized foamy head. Aroma of figs, dark fruit and sweet molasses. Flavours of sweet dried fruit and biscuity malts.

3.8
Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Dégustée au Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2012. De couleur brune-rouge et claire. Nez malté de caramel aux notes terreuses et rôties, légèrement fruité (raisins) avec des notes de houblon herbeux et quelques traces de chocolat. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture très légèrememt crémeuse. Moyen-léger goût fruité (raisins, traces d’autres petits fruits foncés) et accompagné de faibles traces de fumée de cigarette lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel aux notes rôties et terreuses avec des traces de chocolat puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes de noix ainsi que des traces de café et d’alcool. Post-goût moyen, légèrement amer de rôti et de houblon herbeux avec des notes fruitées (moût de raisins), de café et d’alcool très doux


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