ContemplateBeer (1140) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of chocolate, waffle cone, molasses and brown sugar. Appearance is brown with light tan head. Flavor matches the nose, but with some ham smoke. Palate is lightly fizzy and bubbly. Good, but nothing too wow for me.
maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much head to this one, but it has a great nose. Pours a dark amber with some deep red tones. A great smokiness to it with just a hint of sweetness.
AR (856) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Taco Mac in Peachtree City. The beer had a solid body and was a flavorful sweet caramel. Just a slight smokiness to the beer.
Tmoney99 (8777) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet roasted smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99. Mix of smokiness and malt on the nose. Smoke up front that finishes well with the caramel body. One of the better smoked beets I have had, but that isn’t saying all that much
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is smokey/peat/sweet medium malt. Taste is chocolate/smokey/peat/sweet medium malt, some earthy/spice hops, hint of medium fruit.
rollinsr (246) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is awesome. Pours a nice ruby/amber color with a bit of tan head. Aroma is sweet and rich dark fruit flavors (fig and prune mainly) with some caramel as well. Flavor is sweet and slightly smoky. There is also a sort of oaky and nutty flavor that underlies some of the sweet fruit flavors. Sits very well on the palate with some lingering caramel nuttiness that imparts a slightly sticky feel.
Chudwick (1081) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 650ml bottle - pours very dark red with nice beige head and some lacing. Nose is powerful with candy, smoke, caramel hops and alcohol. Aroma is barley/rye, roasted chocolate and coffee. Taste is very smoky and very sweet. Heavy body. dry finish. I can find a good doppelbock in here, but the barley/rye and smoke just ruin it. drain pour.
jkwood04 (2283) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel malts, some nuts, and floral hops. Not a lot of smokiness. Average texture. A decent beer.
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow 10.5%? This brewery knows how to hide its ABV. Pour is dark red with off white head on tap at the brewery. The smoke and the dopplebock mixed well, with aromas of chocolate, smokey meat, peat, some toffee, roast and even a hint of nuts. Taste is a mix of smoke, peat and meat creating almost a bacon-like taste, with some slight toffee and caramel that finished it off a bit sweet.