Doppelbock Grande Cuvée Printemps

750 mL corked & caged from Hop City, Atlanta, Ga, USA. One of the three new LTM beers to reach Georgia relatively recently and I felt the Doppelbock would be the best place for me to start.
Pop on opening is not great that concerns me slightly but ultimately there was no need to worry.
The pour is a very deep, chocolate brown with a lovely, mocha head and a little lace. The depth of color is impressive.
The nose is even more impressive. An incredibly deep, malt bomb with lots of alcohol and plenty of chocolate notes. The nose and tastes also reflect more than a touch of whiskey too, but it’s still classic Doppelbock. Plenty of alcohol comes through, but it seems appropriate and in sync with the style so nothing to concern you there.
The mouthfeel is without exception, the weakness of this beer. Under no circumstances is it poor or watery, but it does not reflect the depth of color or the depth that we find in the nose. In that respect it is a slight disappointment.
Very boozy, but to be honest it seems appropriate. Not an easy beer to handle, but again, it works well for the style.
Lovely beer that represents the style nicely. Big presence, as it should have.

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09/18/2010
Style:
Doppelbock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.55
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