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Karbach Pontificator Smoked Doppelbock



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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Malts: Munich, Raunch, Cherry-wood smoked malt, Crystal, Carafa
Hops: Spalt select for bittering, hallertauer, spalt, and tettnang for aroma
O.G.: 21.5 Plato
Released: January/February

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
From manny57 in a fantasy baseball league. Thanks! Pours a hazy brownish amber with a small beige head. Nose has some wood smoke, light earthy chocolate malt, and toast. Flavor is really unique, with a certain woody smokiness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of smoked cherry wood, smoked caramel, smoked meat, smoked toffee, smoked chocolate and earth. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (132) - - SEP 12, 2014
Smell of roasted malt and chocolate, appearance is dark cola with thin khaki head, taste is chocolate roasted malt with carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft at Big Hops Huebner. Clear maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of lightly toasted brown bread. Taste is sweet and smoky chocolate. decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5231) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Draught at The Friendly Spot. Dark pour. Malty with some brown sugar and spice. Did not really get the smoke on this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a light caramel colored head. Has a slightly smokey malt aroma. The smokey flavor is very dominant with notes of chocolate and bacon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5082) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Central Market, 4/1/14

Aroma: The nose is full of smoked malts and meat, and some other malty notes
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color without much head or lace at all
Flavor: The taste is mostly smoked meats/malts, some peat, and a little roast
Palate: The body is medium, it has average-plus carbonation, and a bit of a roasty feel
Overall Impression: This is a nice smoked. The meaty/smokey flavor dominates over mostly everything else. Overall, this is a pretty nice example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8956) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft - Little bacon, wood smoke and roast malts. Dark mahogany with a thin beige head. Malty molasses, wood smoke and lots of raisin. A bit on the sweet side and not enough oomph to float my boat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
651mL thanks to djd07. Pours a clear, deep ruby. Giant tan head formation. Big lace. Vanilla, dairy, thick nose with sweeter strawberries. Taste is smoked, soy, savory with raisins. Odd combination. Dusty finish. Chalky. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at CGBD. Pours dark brown, near black with a beige head. Toffee malts, some light earthy smokiness, and light bready notes. Not bad.

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