Sunday, November 13, 2022

November 13th, 2022 - The Agony & Ecstasy Of Das Dopple Bock


Hello metal hellions and artisan brew freaks!  Happy Sunday!  The Meista here today rocking the hell out with a pairing of "The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain" by Watain and a tasty and malty Das Dopple Bock from the fine folks over at T.F. Brewing Company!  Hells yeah!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Watain
  • Title: "The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain"
  • Recorded: Fall 2021 live in the Chapel of Necromorbus 
  • Release date: April 29th, 2022 (7th studio album by Watain)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Tore Stjerna
  • Album cover art: Erik Danielsson (design and artwork)
  • Personnel: Erik Danielsson aka E. (vocals), Pelle Forsberg aka P. (guitars), and Håkan Jonsson aka H. (songwriting)
  • Additional musicians: Gottfrid Åhman (lead guitar on "We Remain"), H. Death (guitars), E. Forcas (drums), Farida Lemouchi (vocals on "We Remain"), and A. Lillo (bass)
  • Musical style: Black metal
  • Sound: Fast, furious, chaotic, brutal, the sound on "The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain" is . 
  • Major themes: Death, the occult, chaos, empowerment, force, darkness, power, destruction, Hell, evil, Satan, etc
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Ecstasies In Night Infinite"
  2. "The Howling"
  3. "Serimosa"
  4. "Black Cunt"
  5. "Leper's Grace"
  6. "Not Sun Nor Man Nor God"
  7. "Before The Cataclysm"
  8. "We Remain"
  9. "Funeral Winter"
  10. "Septentrion"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: T.F. Brewing (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: 
  • Brew: Das Dopple Bock
  • Style: German Style Bock Beer 
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.9%
  • Pour: Das Dopple Bock pours a clear, deep copper-amber with a firm, and creamy, half-finger, eggshell white head with good retention and sticky, sudsy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is malty, toasty, biscuity, slightly herbal, and sweet.  There are aromas of toasted bread, roasted caramel, barley, wildflowers, and sweet toffee.
  • Taste: Following the nose, the taste of the Das Dopple Bock is characterized by rich and malty flavors. There are notes of bready and roasted malts, sweet biscuit, light spices and herbs, and caramel/toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Das Dopple Bock is smooth and crisp with a dry, slightly sweet finish with low bitterness. 

Overall pairing: The T.F. Brewing Das Dopple Bock is a bready and malty brew... making it a great foil to the blackened brutality and harshness of Watain's killer "The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain" album!  Where the sweetness makes for that nice foil, the malty backbone and higher ABV are a great companion to the aggressiveness of the guitars, drums and vocals!

HAILS!!  Prost!!  Na zdrowie!!

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