May 19, 2010

Tommyknocker Butt Head Bock

I’m not sure what it is about the Tommyknocker beers (perhaps the label art), but, aside from their Imperial Nut Brown, I keep passing them by even though they are readily available in my area. Thankfully, my inner Beavis just couldn’t pass up this particular brew.

So, it was with a giggle that I picked up a single of Tommyknocker’s Butt Head Bock (a doppelbock by style) among a mixed six pack and headed on home.


This doppelbock pours a ruddy brown with a thin off-white head.


For the style I would have expected a bit more sweetness on the nose, but this one isn’t too bad. It’s got a malty backbone with light levels of dark fruits and caramel. I didn’t pick up too much alcohol on the nose.


Again, not as sweet as I expected, but still rich and malty with a medium body. There’s a nice caramel presence as well as that dark fruit character (I can’t pinpoint the fruit though). There’s a bit of a grain note as well that I didn’t pick up in the nose, but it’s a nice touch, as is the light hop spice that sits in the background. The finish is lasting and pleasant.


This isn’t anything ground breaking, but you certainly can’t go wrong with a solid beer like Butt Head. It’s tasty, well rounded and quite drinkable for the 8.2% ABV. I’ll be getting this one again.

Rating: 3.5/5

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