Seedstock Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dopplebock

Colorado
United States
Seedstock Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dopplebock, Seedstock Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

We brewed this Barrel-Aged Doppelbock with our friends at Law’s Whiskey and Propagate Labs. This beer has been aging quietly in a Law’s bourbon barrel for nearly six months. It is ruby in color with aromatic notes of vanilla, oak and caramel. It is deliciously smooth, with dark fruits (dates, plum and fig) and a subtle finish of warm bourbon notes.

Profile

ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
19
Served at: 
45º F
Hops: 
Perle, Saaz
Malts: 
Floor malted Bohemian Pilsner, Munich, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Brian Eichhorn's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dopplebock by Seedstock Brewery​ was judged under 33b Specialty Wood-Aged Beer due to the use of a Bourbon Barrel.

It pours as a very attractive deep red-brown, with a persistent creamy off-white head. The barrel character is relatively restrained, which is very welcome here. Light vanilla and bourbon notes peek out, but are still behind a robust and rich malty character. Light raisin notes come through as well, likely from the positive oxidation. Upon tasting, the balance is striking. It really seems as though this is the second use of the barrel, as the booze and barrel are more subdued than I expected and in perfect harmony with the malt. No spicy heat here either. Well-attenuated and well aged. Minimal oxidative stripping from the body, but overall, this is a banger. Easily drinkable, which isn't something one usually says about a BA doppelbock! My only real issue is that it's a bit more oxidized overall than I'd like to see and the shelf life will show that, I think, but it drinks fantastic now. Great stuff!

Brewery Introduction

Here at Seedstock Brewery we are led by one guiding principle: brew the best tasting beer we can. Along the way we've learned a few things - like when to push forward and also when to leave well enough alone. That's why we start with the same old-world, family recipes that have stood the test of... Read More

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