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RATINGS: 222   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, - OCT 9, 2005
Couleur brune aux reflets rouges foncés, apparence semi opaque, faible mousse beige pale de nature diminuante. Authentiques arômes de malt fumé au bois d’hêtre, de viande fumée et de raisins caramélisés. Très bonne extraction de malt, profils de fumée toujours fortement présent en bouche et se mêlant bien au caramel, aux fruits foncés, aux herbes vertes et à l’alcool. Faible carbonatation, texture légèrement aqueuse, corps semi mince. Très bien fait!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2630) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, raisin, fig, date, wood smoke, tobacco, nuttiness, and smoke/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/smoked malt and yeast fruitiness; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, raisin, fig, date, wood smoke, tobacco, nuttiness, and smoke/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, nuttiness, raisin, fig, date, wood smoke, tobacco, and smoke/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/smoked malt and yeast fruitiness; with zero cloying sweetness on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible smoked doppelbock! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/smoked malt and yeast fruitiness; and dangerously smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1655) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty and roasty with some toffee. A good bit of smoke also. Very well balanced. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1429) - 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 (2009) - 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 (795) - 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 (2684) - 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 (10996) - 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 (423) - 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 (1059) - 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.


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