bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear brown with a nice sized tan head with long retention. dates, raisin, caramel, chocolate, roast, mild smoke. medium-heavy sweet, light bitter. full body, creamy feel. it’s enjoyable, not not outstanding
drjay44 (2635) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick well retained light beige head, with some lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is light smoke, heavier plum, raisin, light hop spice....taste is sweet, with plum, raisin, hints of cocoa, light smoke with very light terpene bite, finishing with a moderate lingering hop, spice bitterness....mouth feel heavy of medium, slightly sticky, moderate astringency, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds clean finish. The smoke was used with a light hand and added complexity to aroma and flavor rather than dominating. The net is a pleasant beer which lacks the rich complexity of the best in either the Dopplebock or Smoked categories. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
JohnnyJ (4357) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour, with a off-whitish beige head. Smoke, caramel malt, light cocoa, dark fruit, and a bit of sweetness. Decent.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared @ Oakquinox 2013. Mahogany pour with a tall khaki head. Smoke, caramel, and dark fruit notes on the nose. Some cocoa, burnt wood, and a touch of roast. Smokey flavor along with some burnt wood. Mild sweetness of caramel. A bit of cocoa bitterness, roasted malt, dark fruit, and cola.
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a huge tan head. The aroma has some smoked notes as well as some darker, roasted malt and some dark fruit. The flavor has a lot more smoke in it. I get a lot of ashy, meaty smoke as well as some roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very good.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, dark brown garnet pour with multi layered waterfall head, really nice balance of smoke and malty dark fruits, good medium bodied bock with nice finish
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown with a light brow head. Aroma of smoke dark fruit and dark malts. Very smooth smokey dark chocolate w/ cherry and plum taste, with great carbonation. Overall its a very complex beer that was born for cooking and enjoying while cooking or any other time.
ozarkspops (360) - - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown cherry pour. Mild tan head. Aroma was smokey chocolate, caramel, toffee, licorice, sugary. Flavor starts to show the smoke. All the malty characteristics in the aroma show up but with that smokiness. Sweet clean finish.
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rhardy538 (3) - - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a hefty tan head. Smells of campfire smoke and malt. Rich coffee and smokey flavor. Very enjoyable.
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bleeng (1522) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours dark brown with a big tan head. Not much nose probably because it’s a bit cold. Taste is nice rich burnt malty thickness with a good chunk of smokiness-just right. Some sweetness on the end. Full body. Not much alcohol presence. Good beer.