Phillips Instigator Doppelbock 2009
Ratebeer 3.06 45th percentile
Beer Advocate B+
When you pop the top nothing happens. The pour also reveals little; the nose is faint of sherry and cherry juice. The taste improves the situation. It is full and creamy, but oddly watery for a big doppel. All the standard things are there: sherry, caramel, vanilla and alcohol. It is just not grabbing me. I was not sure if it was the alcohol or hops that bit me at the end.
The caramel malt sweetness and ethanol fade fast leaving a slight cola glycerin coating on the tongue.
Alcohol Content +1 8.5%
It does warm the soul.
I was a little let down by this one. Perhaps it is because the last few beers I have tried were really good doppelbocks.
Ingame Enhancement +1
It was Monday night which means only on thing... L4D2 night in Canada. I bet you were thinking football.
This is a good, solid doppelbock. Just ignore my comments; I think that I am becoming more finicky these days. It was good, strong and malty.
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