Maui Brewing 'Doppel Shot' Double Bock

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Maui Brewing 'Doppel Shot' Double Bock. 8.2% abv. 40 IBU. Amber-orange color. Finger of white foamy head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose of bright coffee, herbal spice. Front taste of fresh light roast coffee, bitter herb, sweet malt. Aftertaste of ground coffee, bitter botanical resin, grassy grain. Medium body. Mouthfeel is warm, creamy, clingy.

This is a very good coffee beer, one that stands out in its golden color and fresh herbal taste. The spice is bright to the point that it brings pepper beers to mind. There is a sweet mellow malt taste underneath the ever-present tall coffee and mild herb. I wouldn't classify this as a doppelbock, rather as a specialty beer that merges bock and coffee. It's a refreshing and satisfying beer, particularly if you love coffee brew. Well recommended.

From the company:

"Not your everyday Doppelbock! This unique Doppelbock was brewed to showcase the fresh roasted Yellow Caturra MauiGrown coffee from Ka’anapali, Maui. This beer is rich in pale malt character and brings slight sweetness to compliment the smooth character of the coffee. The darker color comes from the heavy coffee addition."

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The glass was not "beer clean" as noted by the bubbles along the side. Fortunately, it didn't seem to hinder the abundant head and retention, a good sign of the craftsmanship of the beer.

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