zoucrew102 (576) - - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very smokey but very inviting. Amber colored. Taste is smoky but it is very smooth.
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UncleKorm (863) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazy orange-brown hue w/ a one finger fizzy beige head fully diminishing. Moderate sweet smokey aroma. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a mild bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, smoke, and light toast. Full bodied and balanced mouthfeel.
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bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours light muddy brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of smoke and sweet malts. Taste is smoke, nuts, sweet fruits. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Nice beer.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle -
I enjoyed this one from the "rauchbier" perspective and not the "dopplebock" because there were little to no dopplebock characteristics that I could detect under the onslaught of wonderful smoke. Liquid smoke/campfire aroma, thin scant white head on the pour with a dominant smokey flavor of smoked meat with an odd green peppery hint. Finish has a medium-sweetness to it which helps. Not nearly has flavorful as the Urbock. Still, quite good.
v.zoltan (33) - - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vörösesbarna szín. Illata: Mint a kamra, amiben füstölt árukat tartanak disznóvágás után. Habja egyáltalán nincs. Izében is jelen van a füstösség a maláta édessége mellett.
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber pour. Aromas of maple smoked bacon, light roast. Flavour is nicely smokey with toffee and caramel malts. Really nice.
Bozo_skeleton (555) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe orangée, limpide, carbo moyenne, petit collet.
Aromes fumé, bois, caramel.
Saveurs douce, le fumé est relativement discret bien contrebalancé par le sucre caramel.
AgentAle (736) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is deep smoke, highly roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is rich sweet malts with a oak sweetness and light well balanced hoppiness that finishes pretty smoothly. Appearance is a clear gold /amber with a pearl white head that retains fairly poorly.
Ngejo (365) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
williamherbert (1317) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pumpkin orange, with hints of brown at the thick parts. Not much head, but a lovely foamy film that sits on top of the beer. The body doesn’t look amazing, but the color is great.
The aroma is an amazing -- AMAZING -- peat smoke. Brings me flashbacks to childhood campfires. Smoked bacon and grilled meats. If you didn’t know this was a beer, you might think your nose was over a grill. I can’t say enough about the aroma: it taps directly into a sense of childhood simplicity, like a carnival or a backyard picnic.
The flavor, again, is smoked meat: bacon and smoky, blackened brisket. Not like a barbecue, but like meat slowly smoked over coals and blackened wood. It’s not a spiciness, a la a chipotle ale, but rather like a dry, smoky Rauchbier or a Russian peat-smoked tea.
The feel of the beer is slick and oily. It has a thickness on the back end. I do have to say that this is best consumed in small doses. And while it might pair well with a smoked BBQ, it might also be overkill. It might pair even better with a sweeter sauce.
mmmbeer (1251) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 1 pint bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent lightened amber with a tint of orange when held to a light source, no head but some frog eyes upon the surface. Near to zero carbonation, aroma of SMOKE (pure smoke, with fish and bacon), leather, and sex- OH YEAH! Hits the mouth with an extremely wide body, malt was smoked with German perfection, middle has an almost Arctic Char (fish) quality to the taste, finish is delightful with heavy strides of smoke and notes of sweetness. That was NICE.