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Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Smoked
Invercargill, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A German style bock beer using our own Manuka smoked malt to give a distinctive smoke character that’s balanced out with the richness of the bock using our own yeast.
2007 - 08 vintage - 6%
2009 - 11 vintage - 7%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3809) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy darker brown color with almost no head on it. Nose is extremely smokey, almost like a peaty scotch, and has just a hint of the sweetness from the underlying style coming through underneath. Taste is also quite smokey and reminds me quite a bit of a campfire. Very little sweetness in there, though you can get just a hint of it in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2692) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Very smokey indeed. Dark red amber. Light lasting head. Big smokey flavor. Smells like smoke and taste like sour smoke. Very sour. Very smokey. A little too much smoke for me. I was hoping for some Bock flavor. Found none. Like drinking a campfire.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2476) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
At room temperature and into a snifter. Radiant, fiery bronze with very fine carbonation. Solid, compact off-white foam leaves a broad lace. Where there is smoke there is fire. This one has an aroma of slow-smoked, peated meats, bonfire ash, pork lipids and fresh shaved proscuitto with just a little caramel and fried bread croutes - odd but alluring. Palate is alive with ashen meats, peat, wood and earth; the length is a winner. Good body, lightly viscous but finishing soft and oily. Sweet, burnt sugars and toffee up front; a tannic malt hit breaking up the swallow with just a smidgeon of charred malt bitterness. Touch of plum conserve and marmalade an odd addition. Very well balanced and controlled with nothing far fetched or over-the-top. I’d be happy to sit on this one for a while. A lovely brew! (33cL, 2011 vintage, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4116) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Wood brown and cloudy with a short, yellow- tan head. Aroma of smoked meat...caramel. Taste is caramel, smoke, a hint of vanilla sweetness. Creamy. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of smoked ribs, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering smokey finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with an off-white head. Aroma was smoky with notes of caramel and wood. Flavor was smoked malts, caramel, roast and had a touch of vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2885) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours a copper color with a thin white creamy head. Aroma of smoke and caramel. Smoke flavor with caramel, bread, and hint of vanilla. Creamy body. Smooth beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3227) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Pours a hazy chestnut color with a medium tan head. Aroma is smoky with some band aid notes. Flavor has very nice roast and smoke...peaty. mouthfeel is medium with a nice peaty/campfire finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2012
12oz bottle: pours a clear deep bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty malty nose with lots of fresh smoke. Starts with a good fullness and malty sweetness with a touch of light fruits and lots of smoky complexity before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. Very true to style and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
A - Pours a very hazy amber-copper color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing. S - Aroma is full of smoke and oak with some sweet caramel and bready malts, vanilla, and tobacco. T - Starts off with some sweet caramel and bready malts with some vanilla and tobacco. Through the middle, lots of smoke comes through with some oak. The finish is a mix of smoke, oak, vanilla, bacon, cured meats, tobacco, and some sweet bready malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a smokey and lightly sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. Big smoke character, but in a really great way. Very tasty.


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