There is a tradition in Germany of naming this style with the same last 4 letters….ATOR. Legend has it that a Franciscan order of monks first brewed a very strong beer to sustain them during their fasting, and called it “Salvator” meaning “saviour”.
Doppelbocks are strong, alcohol and malt flavors dominate, hops are gently balanced, and hop aroma is light, almost non existence. They tend to finish with some sweetness, fruity esters are dominant, and some rich raisiny full bodied character is always there.
DROPINATOR has scored a 93 from WineEnthusiast: “This is a smooth, almost too-easy-drinking bock that packs a modest alcohol punch. Clear and deep garnet in color, with a soft caramel sweetness that is never cloying, it also shows touches of dried raisin and fig alongside a slight hop bitterness on the finish that adds a delightful earthy character.” – JOHN HOLL