They should have called this “haymaker”.
Weighing at 10.8% alcohol, this Indian Wells Brewing Company’s doppelbock (aka dobbelbock) is a heavyweight. But dont let that make you think its a fat ass.
This beer is more of a hornet’s nest.
Its amazing notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted hazlenut make this beer easy to drink. Completely TOO easy to drink. Matter of fact, i had about 3, and tapped out for the night.
Maybe this helped the monks during lent. See, waay back in about the 17th century, it’s rumored that monks made beer in times of fasting to not only stay full, but probably put themselves out of their fucking misery for having to do such a stupid thing as not eat food.
Bock beer has a really high content of malts, making it dense, low carbonated and high in gravity. Doppelbock or, “double bock” is exactly what the namesake is….twice a bock. Since its mostly malt, ANY hop flavor is pretty much obscured by the malt notes.
As said before, Lobotomy Bock is no different, as there isnt a trace of hoppiness at all.
I found this beer to be like cheating the system.
You think youre good then boom. Shit catches up to you.
I would not recommend this beer on an empty stomach like the monks used to….at least if you do, have some chips handy so that you dont start talking to your dog as if he was an English Professor.
I give this dangerous doppelbock an 84 out of 100.