heavy (2736) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/12 0.5 l bottle on Pivkan fest, Zagreb. It poured copper body with smaller head. Nice smoked ham aroma with weaker hop spices. Flavor was dominated by the same smoked ham character, however, as usual, there was much more other things happening. Cheese, butter, some yeast, herbal hops to balance it and I guess I forgot something. Herbs make it feel a bit more watery though. Medium in body with pleasant, long finish that was only reflecting the flavor, ending as sweetish malt and delicate ham. I liked this one for sure, although admittedly not as much as other exquisite beers from this brewery. I did set my expectations too high.
matthewjk (1057) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much a random pick up. This should say "campfire" on it because it reminded of all the good aspects of one. Beautifully smokey, with plenty of hops and malts to make it interesting and balanced. Bacon. some dairy. smooth. good.
dougefreezy (45) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big smokey, woody aromas. Pours a deep amber with no head. Taste is both sweet and mildly bitter, smokey. A nice earthy, smokey beer.
Tony559 (3) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thoroughly enjoyed this Doppelbock chose it on a wim. Pours reddish amber color yet clear, minimal head, has a nice smokey taste a bit like bacon,mouth feel is a little dry and lightly bitter, lightly sour with medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish. A bit woodsy and very smokey. I would definitely revisit this Dopplebock.
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lot lighter than I expect in a doppelbock. Heavy smoke in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with some caramel, vanilla, and toffee. Smoke and a little bitter hops in the aroma. I’m not a huge fan of smoked beer, but this is good.
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoky woodsy aroma. Nice sweet malty taste, even some hoppy bitterness and smoke. Reddish colour with not much head. Good rauchbier.
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to stange glass.
Smoke aroma is brilliant with a pear, caramel and bacon. Pours a clear deep amber with no head. Taste is of roasted malt and ham.
Ferris (12374) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Smells like a campfire and some sweetness. Islay scotch drinkers dream. Clear amber with little to no head. Smoke and peat doesn’t translate into taste, but a nice sweet roasted malt flavor. Banana notes and very smooth. Grate beer to finish the night.
daleharshman (1038) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle purchased almost 1.5 years ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($5.99). Pours an orange-amber hue with a finger and a half of white foam. Aroma of wet leather, oak campfire, and smoked meats (beef jerky and burnt bacon). Flavor of smoky caramel, old leather, smokehouse meats, and soy sauce with some good honey and fruity notes. Finishes very dry with some lingering mellow sweetness. ABV is well concealed. Not quite as good as Schlenkerla’s Urbock, but I still enjoyed this one. (461, 704)
bytemesis (6568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head that disappears almost immediately with little lacing. Aroma is heavily smoky, almost meaty, like a BBQ oak smoker in operation. Smokiness gradually fades after pour, revealing roasted malts and a bit of alcohol. Taste is a bit less smoky than the nose, but still dominated by roasted malts and smoke, with a warming, mildly bitter finish. Nice beer, if a bit watery.