zoucrew102 (347) - - JAN 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at rackhouse pub in denver. Smokey aroma. Pours dark amber with a little head.
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onceblind (3539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops & Pie. Clear dark chestnut with a light beige head. Smokey peppercorn bacon on the aroma--lovely, with an underlying earthy toffee-ish tone. Flavor is a big pile of fun. Gently smokey, kinda meaty, a little salty, sweet earthiness, with a light peppery smokey ending. Quite a smokey treat, without being too smokey or too roasty.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The Mayor of Old Town Fort Collins. Pours a dark red orange appearance with a creamy light brown head. Somewhat woody, smoky, light meat, chewy caramel aroma. Meaty smoky, burnt caramel malty, a bit herbal, toasty flavor.
Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 On tap at Left Hand. Pours dark, opaque brown with a finger of tan head, moderate lacing. Aroma is smoky and malty, like a rauchbier. Hop and malt smells are masked. Smoky flavor up front, then hops come through. Hops have pleasant, mild citrus notes. Caramel malty tones. Smoky finish that lingers. The alcohol is well masked. Hoppiness comes through as the beer warms. Moderate carbonation and medium body. A tasty, bold, doppelbock with smoky flavors that make it reminiscent of a light rauchbier.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear chestnut with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is toasted grain, mild smoked bacon and maple syrup. Tastes of toast, mild smoked meat, caramel, dry grass and a hint of clove. Medium body is almost chewy, but finishes slightly astringent and dry.
wnoble (1206) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At snap’s. Looks of deep burnt sugar with a dense creamy head that lingers. Nose is malty sweet with a breadyness and some smoke, wood, earthy, and either some fruity esters or hops-not sure. Flavor is sweet malts, breads, sugar, smoke, meats, light saltiness, and a noticeable sweet and somewhat fruity finish. Medium full body. Rich and smoky. Nice brew.
drowland (5890) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/29/13. On tap at Kickback?s. Amber red copper pour with a small khaki head that lasts but barely laces. Nice smoke character with a good dose of sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is along the same lines - obvious smoke, but not overwhelming in any way - with a nice caramel sweetness. In a way, it reminds me of sweet barbecue. I actually dig it!
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear very deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a rich smokey note that even imparts a bit of bacon with a sweet dark grains. Flavor starts with the same bacon smoke note with a bit of underlying dark gains and a hint of roast.
Fantabox (16) - USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky doppelbock goodness. Pours a ruby color with a white head. Hints of caramel, smoked meat and malt.
Tmoney99 (9957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear brown with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate smoke malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet smoked flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.