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RATINGS: 221   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Clear, dark burnt orange appearance with a light brown head. Lots of caramel, toffee, and moderate smoke in the nose. Moderately BBQ smoky, rich, caramel, toffee malty flavor with a rich, almost cloying finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a dense, medium-sized, tan head. Some nice lacing. Aroma and flavor hit all the doppel bock notes -- malty, sweet, lots of raisins, thick almost syrupy palate -- and then it layers on smoke and some vanilla. For all of that, it’s surprisingly mild and drinkable, although a bomber becomes a little cloyingly sweet by the end. Very tasty. Never thought of marrying a rauchbier and a doppelbock, but it makes sense.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (936) - , Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 rec’d via trade from brenttk56 (thanks Brent). didn’t rate as highly as most - it was toooo sweet. good aroma - toffe/smoke. hazy thickish amber pour - nice palate. beer goes down smooth with no hops - don’t tast much smoke; sweetness is overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 nose is caramel, im not getting any smoked notes here at all, molasses on the palate, dried fruits linger, palate has extra roasted flavors, not what I would call smoked, very delicious and well masked alcohol for over 10 abv. Well done Americans on reconquering the germans

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Nice rich mahogany color, with a light tan head, with a low retention rate. Pretty nice lacing. Very smokey aroma, meaty, bacon and sausage, sweet malts, almost wine-like. Taste has bacon off the start, sweet malts drive it home. Caramel, nutty, the doppelbock comes in the end. Smooth mouthfeel, smokey, creamy, with a very nice carbonation level. Very nice drinkability with this one. It truly is rauchbier meets doppelbock. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2011
750 to dimpled mug. Pours dark with thin head that is gone quick. Lots of bready malts. Has a slightly bitter start that grows on me with each taste that ends with a sweet finish. Really good dopplebock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (774) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours a dark cloudy mahogany color. Aroma of dried fruit, brown sugar, roasted grain, peat and a smokey woodiness. Flavor is quite smokey up front, much like a campfire. Brown sugar, wood, peat, and nuts follow. Not bad,but you very much tell this is a smoked brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1648) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
22 ounce bottle in Sam Adams glass. Dark amber/brown with flat tan head and lace. Mildly smokey caramel toffee woody bready aroma Smoky caramel sweetness with mild dark fruit smoky woody mildly bitter woody smoky sweet finish. Nice and rich. The smoke in the finish makes this one really nice. Almost no alcohol presence at 10.2% One helluva good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Bomber. Minimal, near non-existent, off-white/tan head. Reddish-brown, clear body. Aroma of raisin and light smoke with some toasty malt. Big, chewy malt flavors - more dark fruit, light chocolate and some smoke. Fully, smooth body with light carbonation. Super malty and very low bitterness. No discernible alcohol. Very nice beer with nice, layered flavors. I like the subtle smoke that Fort Collins gets in this beer and the "Z".


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