GSAP (497) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fijne rook aroma’s met hout, lichte asbak en een zoetje. In de smaak veel dezelfde elementen met ietwat koffie-toffee, alleen nasmaak is wat zuriger. Platte kraag op donkertroebel.
Maakun (588) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with small off-white head. Amok and ash, roasted grains and some nuts, sour red berries, juniper, pine and light touch of rotten wood. Quite light feel and not a lot of sweetness, mostly light tartness and some bitter in the finish. Quite nice, but like most smoked beers I prefer it with a cigarette, without the smoke of the beer is a bit too much for me.
substithijs (6) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bbq jerky smoked nose
And a great bocky flavour not too sweet
mmahut (957) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber body with medium creamy tan head. Aroma has light smokey character with caramel background, pretty soft woody touch, very light on the aroma. On the other hand, the taste has pretty strong roasty bitterness with medium to high caramel sweetness, balanced in between. Body is full, medium carbonation. Nice one, very light on the smokey page.
pdx77 (1366) - Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Belmont Station. Clear deep brownish amber color. Aroma is smoke, roasted malt, beef jerky, and prune. Taste is sweet campfire smoke, smokey BBQ, pitted fruit, and oak. The sweet and smokey flavors linger long into the finish.
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 2014 Oregon Brewers Fest. Colour...deep, golden-amber with a thin off white head. Nose...imagine lightly smoked dark toffee! The malt is quite evident, as it should be with a doppelbock, and there’s an oaky smokiness as well. Palate... A big burst of malt hits the palate from the start and maintains its presence throughout! The smokiness is here too but does not overpower the palate, nor distract from the flavours of caramel and fresh biscuit. The finish is lengthy and quite malty with wisps of oak and smoke. This is singularly the finest beer of this style, I have ever had! Thank you for sharing this at the OBF!
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Not a bad beer at all. Pretty much a on the Belgian side Doppelbock. Although the smoke was there it wasn’t really overwhelming. Also houtgerijpt (barrel-aged) was hard to find.
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle, Mitra Nijmegen 12/2013. Pours a chestnut brown, highly carbonated. Pleasant bourbon wood cask aroma, with some figgy sweetness and roast. Subtle smoaked malts, not Schlenkerla but Spezial diluted, in the taste, complimented with a rather forced wood chip cedar dryness, making for a young, white woody astringency that overpowers the subtlety of raisin and nut roast aromas in the base doppelbock. Wood aging seems to be forced upon this beer, hence not shining through the flavour profile organically.
Moolesen (199) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a red shine through. Small off white head. Nose has hints of smoke. Taste of smoked malt, bacon. Very ingense flavours. Nice bitter finish makes it a very nice beer.
Idiosynkrasie (3801) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear, dark copper colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, sulphur-coloured head. Slightly smoky, caramel malty aroma, a touch of toffee, vanilla and oak. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, hints of toffee, vanilla, some smoke, a touch of oak. Well balanced, moderate use of smoked malt. Tastes like what others try to achieve by Bourbon BA - nifty.