So I guess you're wondering about the Doppelbock and what it is? Yes dopplebock, German for Double Bock, but what the hell is a bock and why double it? Well bock means goat in German. What goats have to do with beer is anybody's guess but... Its also the name of a high strength lager beer, thus the goat on the Sam Adams label. Now increase the strength of the high strength lager (but not really twice the strength of a bock), about 1 and 1/2 times the strength of a regular bock and call it a double bock. So your Double Bock is about 7 to 10% alcohol and a regular bock is about 6 to 7% alcohol.
So... A double bock is a corruption of the German Dopplebock, with nothing to do with goats but sharing the same name and is not really twice the strength of a regular bock...ok, there it is in a nutshell.
Bocks are know for their malty sweetness, but, beware, increased malty sweetness usually means increased bittering hops to balance the finish of the beer, so...a double bock, that is an American Doppelbock may be on the bitter side for culinary purposes. The original German Dopplebock is low in hop but Americans are crazy where hops are concerned and often over hop European sytles to appease the American craft beer drinking palate (hop-heads in the vernacular). But, if you have cooked with the beer and found no undue bitterness, then, its ok.
Bock and its attendant styles (Dopplebock, Maibock, Eisenbock and Traditional bock) are sort of winter warmer beers, big on the palate, malty, sweet and usually alcoholic. Not something to drink all night but one to have before bed or after a meal. Dobblebocks are traditionally named with "ator" on the end of the name, some famous ones...Optimator, Salvator, Celebrator...actually quite a list..I want to brew a South Alabama version "Alligator" Dopplebock and plan on doing so soon. The Dopplebock with a bite. I would consider bocks a good style to cook with but one to use caution on as the malt can be rather "thick" and American versions may be over hopped.
One of my favorite styles of beer....