The Boulevard Brewing Company's Seeyoulator Doppelbock is easily one of the best and most interesting Doppelbocks I've ever had. This was Boulevard's Fall 2010 entry into their fantastic Smokestack Series, and here I am posting about it nearly a year later. Thankfully the bottle stayed fresh and in my fridge and I didn't notice one bit of oxidation or any off-flavors. It was plain great. The cedar is what really brings this beer over the edge and at a sneaky 8.5%, you should make this one you share with a friend.
Here's what Boulevard's website has to say about it:
Doppelbock was first brewed in Munich around 1700 by the monks of Saint Francis of Paula, to sustain them through the Lenten fast. They called their full-bodied brew “Salvator.” Today it is customary to pay homage to the good brothers by giving doppelbocks names ending in “-ator.” Our version bids a fond aufwiedersehen to tradition, charting a flight path into bold new territory. Medium amber in color, it offers a heady, estery banana aroma. Rich maltiness predominates, with cedar aging lending just a hint of spice to the finish.
This one would likely be hard to find on shelves now, but if you see it anywhere its definitely still worth picking up. Or anything in the Smokestack Series for that matter.