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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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An evil collaboration between the Bullfrog Brewery and the Bavarian Barbarian Brewing Company. With an evil twist on tradition this SchwarzDoppleRauchBock is lagered for 3 months in freshly emptied Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels, lending a rich bourbon and vanilla character to this black-as-night double strength and lightly smoked lager.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Tap at Capone’s Black Friday. Hazy deep blackish brown pour, with minila tan head. Nose was dry, malty, with figgy fruit, mild smoky and oaky nose. Tasted oaky, with notes of blackberry, port, rauchy malt, oak, and dark malt. Very complex; there’s a ton going on in this very unique beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Dark grains, chocolate, light smoke, vanilla, hints of bourbon. Dark brown ppur, beige foamy rings. Flavors or roasted grains up front, dark malts, dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, hints of smoke, and bourbon barrel finish. Nice and smooth, sweet is balanced by light salty smoke. A very enjoyable beer. Thanks Scrivvv!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Nearly opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt bread, smoked wood, dark chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste of vanilla, dark chocolate, burnt toast, some smoke, roasted malts, bourbon, and light alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5260) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Draft at Capone’s for his Black Friday Event. Pours a dark amber red body with nice laze. Aroma is raspberry, bourbon, oak, wood. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with notes of oak, bourbon, vanilla, raspberries, smokey malts, other fruits - definitely a unique brew as Im having trouble comparing to anything I’ve ever tried.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at Bullfrog last weekend. Reviewed from notes. Pours a very dark brown that is nearly opaque and has a very slight head without much of any lacing. The nose is initially a bit harsh with a faint scent that borders on nail polish, but might be coming from the alcohol. There is some strong bourbon and burnt espresso. The taste is quite a bit smoother with bourbon, espresso, light oak, and vanilla. Booze in the feel, but overall it is quite smooth. Drinks quite well and the only issue is with a bit of initial harshness in the nose. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-03-2010

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, smoke, bourbon, and slight vanilla. Poured very dark brown/ruby in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of Bourbon, smoke, malt, light vanilla, caramel, malt, and a hint of alcohol. Medium to full body. Slick, creamy, then lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, Bourbon, vanilla, and caramel finish is dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Growler, from brewery. Pours a very dark brown, almost black pour with a frothy one finger light brown head that left minimal lacing. The nose is more roasty and bourbon forward than it is smoky. Lots of vanilla, charred wood, light alcohol, rather sweet smelling, burnt caramel, and just a touch of smoke. The flavor is heavy on the bourbon and vanilla, lightly smoky, lots of sweet caramel and some roast. Finishes with a kick of alcohol and lingering burnt caramel. Mouthfeel is rather thick and a bit sticky with moderate fizzy carbonation. Rather warming on the finish. Pretty decent, not the easiest drinking beer to take down a growler of between two people, but with a sense of purpose, we were able to prevail. Doesn’t really fit the bill as a Smoked to me, but whatever.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4444) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Tap at TJs. Pours a deep almost black with a smaller creamy tan head. Aroma was musty, oaky, caramel, light smoke and bourbon. Flavor of oak, caramel, musty, bourbon, vanilla and light oxidation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at Capone’s on Black Friday. Poured a dark blackish brown with an average foamy beige head. Aroma of bourbon, smoke, roastiness, sweet chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied with averge carbonation and slight heat. Flavor of bourbon, toast, chocolate, vanilla and smoked wood. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2010
At brewpub. Dark brown, thick creamy-tan head. Bourbon-vanilla balance with hints of smoke in the nose, also a sawdusty oxidized-like note that stops there. At first the flavor comes off as partially integrated, some smoke and chocolate but too much bourbon. As I continued to sniff and sip, warmth showed a lot of separation but a totally unique combo. Lager base emerges, light grain notes, then partially covered by the bourbon. It’s all bourbon by the bottom of the glass. Went from interesting to unique to overdone in about 30 minutes.


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