Flying Dog Brewery. Brewhouse Rarities Doppelbock was the last in the limited release series for 2014.
Flying Dog Doppelbock was poured into the cool Flying Dog glasses we "stole" last month. It pours a dark, but translucent copper color. There's a thick beige head that is relatively short lived. The aroma has some caramel notes but is quite faint. The flavor has dark fruit notes with a roasted overtone. There's also a hint of bitter hops at the end. Most notably the beers leaves a sweet stickiness on the lips, but there's no cloying sweetness in the flavor.
In somewhat of a twist for Flying Dog, this beer was pretty much on style, without any twists, other than perhaps a bit of extra hop bite. I found it quite tasty and enjoyable on a cold Winter evening. This review may be short, but there's not much else to say; it's simply a well done Dopplebock. I'd like to find a bit more to help get through the rest of the Winter.
The beer reviewed here was a promotional sample from the brewery. My impressions are provided of my own free will.