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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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The world’s first double smoked Doppelbock. A powerful brew that has been lagered in our cellars for six months.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2011 Vintage. Bomber->lager. Dark amber with big frothy lite tan head. A: tons of malt, toffee, caramel, toast. T: caramel and toffee, some nuts and smoky malt. Some unfortunate metallic notes. Sweetness overpowers the smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, toffee, molasses, & dark fruit; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, and rich stone fruit; Nicely balanced; The alcohol is well hidden; Better than expected - good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (720) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bomber. Pours a medium brownish, off-white head, decent retention and good lacing. Nose is malty with heavy dried fruits, hints of smoke, fall leaves. Mouth is malt forward, medium sweet, kinda watery body, smacks you with a big mouth full of raisins, dates, caramel and a pleasant amount of smoke. Finishes kinda weak though -- no way in hell this is 10.2%... if it is, that’s dangerous because it goes down like Kool-Aid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a rich dark reddish amber brown with a thin off-white head. Smokey malt aroma with caramel and a hint of toffee. Flavor was sweet and smokey with caramel, light raisin, dark fruit and a touch of toffee. just a little strong for my taste but a good solid brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pour isslightly hazy amber with a big tan head and great lacing. Caramelly, lightly smoky, bready, dark fruity, earthy, roasty, and doughy aroma. Taste is dark fruity, caramel, earthy, grassy, goopy, vanilla, and toffee. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ Ft. Collins. Copper pour with a creamy khaki head. Nose is grain, cherry syrup, and toast. Slight cola, some caramel, and raisin. Tastes like cherry juice and toast. Bread, caramel, cola, and raisin. Light booze, grain, and some hints of smoke on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmellison (410) - Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at fcb. Aroma is a little spicy. Flavor is peaty and smoky. Taste lingers. Pretty ok

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Beautiful garnet color with a nice tan head. Aroma is malty with some smoke and caramel. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. Flavor is sticky sweet, coffee like with some smokiness. Lingering creamy, malty smokey finish. Some chocolate even comes through when warmed a bit. Not a hint of alcohol. Definitely a treat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5250) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 (March 2012). Pours a dark caramel brown with some soapy bubbles. The aroma has a mix of sweet malts and some dark fruit with a bigmeaty smoked ccharacter. Light spicy notes. The flavor is more meaty smoked malt, some caramel, dark fruit with a spicy bite. This was better than I would have guessed.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
AndyW68 (1022) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2013
Interstimg and complex.enough to.score well, but I can’t really say I would.want it again. Copper with a beige head. Sweet country ham and a campfire hits the nose. The taste is caramel candy sweet and smokey.


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