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RATINGS: 224   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.


1.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4032) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9247) - 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 (974) - , 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 (3768) - 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 (782) - 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.


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