Monday, December 14, 2009

Phillips Instigator Doppelbock 2009

Phillips Instigator Doppelbock 2009

Ratebeer 3.06 45th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Taste +3

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.
Aftertaste +1

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.

Value 0

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.

Overall 6/10

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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