October 6, 2012
Sprecher Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Dopple Bock Aged In Oak Bourbon Barrels
Brewer - Sprecher
Alcohol By Volume (ABV) - 9.0% (1L bottle)
At first glance:
Golden wax sealed hinge capped bottle with a great olden-timey feeling label. Hand numbered in gold marker #9246.
At first nose:
Huge presence of bourbon with a great chocolate whiff. Really worth huffing.
At first taste:
Malty, chocolatey with a bourbony linger - almost mocha-like.
The malt and bourbon really stick around on my tongue, but then again - this is a liter bottle and I haven't really stopped drinking. Things are getting fuzzy.
Upon further inspection: It's heavy with the 9.0%, but drinkable in viscosity as it's not too thick.
Aged this bottle about a year, think it added a bit of mocha flavor to it.