Beer Review: Indian Wells’ Lobotomy Bock
12 oz. bottle purchased at Stein’s Deli, $1.49
Official brewery description:
This smooth rich dark southern German dobblebock is an Indian Wells Brewing Co. favorite. This 10.8% beer is powerful, but VERY easy to drink! This beer is not for the timid. A few of them and you’ll feel like you’ve had a frontal lobotomy the next day. Consume with caution!
Why I bought this beer:
Of course the name and label are attention-grabbing, and I was intrigued by such a low-priced high-gravity beer. Of course, alarms went off when, at the cash register, Dan Stein was like, “This isn’t worth the glass it’s bottled in.” Oh well, best to give it a shot anyways, eh?
Actual drinking experience:
Color: dark brown with a quickly-dissipating white head
Nose: Smells metallic, like bottle, with a hint of the sweetness that belies a high-gravity beer
Taste: Bitter bitter bitter, with hardly any finish.
I gave it every opportunity to get better. I poured it into a glass. I let it warm up. I made sure my palate was clear.
Dan Stein: 1, lafille: 0