Fatehunter (1273) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown and bubbly. The head was a bunch of bubbles that only formed into a head for a few seconds.
Smells like smoke, lots of it. Exactly like a raunchier. There is also the smell of black olives.
It tastes smokey too. Also roasted malt and bacon.
Lots of carbonation, light body and stickiness to the texture.
I like the smokey smell and taste, but the other tastes and texture are just not fitting together for me. Worth trying if only for its uniqueness.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"what an odd duck this one is. didnít know the tea in this beer was smoked (and heavily so). the doppelbock made no appearance, but the aroma was an odd/interesting mix of smoke, tea, banana, and clove, with the smoke being the main player in aroma and flavor. it was a bit much for me...7 oz was nice but i would not have been able or willing to finish the bomber myself. "
tricksta_p (1195) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt, wheat, banana, chocolate, smoked bacon, and some taste I canít identify so it must be the tea. Flavour is malty sweetness, quite sweet, with a smokey finish. Iím not terribly crazy about this, but it is definitely an interesting brew.
WanderinCelt87 (179) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is pitch black with a tan head. Smell is malty and coffee. Taste is sweet and malty with a little bitterness. Leaves a bitter aftertaste.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Rated on 12-31-2011 (Bottled on 02/16/11) This beer pours a small very fizzy tan head that is mostly diminishing, opaque dark brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is malt, chocolate and sweet. The flavor is sweet and in my face MALTY, MALT, MALTY, and MALTY. What the heck?? The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. I thoroughly enjoy malty tasting beer, but this is way too much! So much that it ended up being a drainpour. I donít know if this is a bad bottle or not, but bye, bye.
SimplySike (924) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with tiny tan head.
Aroma smoke, sweet, caramel, spice.
Taste smoke, very sweet.
Not a great beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Dark brown body with a small frothy tan head. Sweet smoke and caramel aroma. Sweet malty flavor with light smoke, caramel and fruit. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
WTF?! why does it taste and smell like a rauchbier?! is it the tea? is it supposed to be that smoky? ugh, this was a mess. drain pour.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smelled ok but the flavor was big BBQ. Weird! After multiple swallows the bbqness almost goes away.
LomYst (505) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
weird aroma, full of bacon, lots of bacon! something else i cant quite catch, but very familiar.... weirdly sweet but with some even more weir sourness in int... gets creamier in the end as the body is getting bigger en the taste is getting sweeter, bacon remains though... verrry nice in my opinion but i had to get used to it somehow... very unique
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled on 02/16/2011
4/07/2011: Left Hand TNT (Weizen Doppelbock with Lapsang Souchoug Tea)... Aroma: Beechwood smoked malt (not good); spicy banana and wheat. Appearance: Really dull and muddy color; dreadful dark brown-gold-GRAY liquid; foamy beige crown. Flavor: Smokey sweet banana and caramelized what; quite a bit of sweetness; way too smoky for the style; Belgian-like fruit and spice; sweetness and some apple notes come through after it breathes; a little of burned bandaids. Palate: Mediumg to medium-full body; smooth and mellow texture. Overall: I like smoke, but it really doesnít fint with this beer; I DON"T LIKE THIS BEER AT ALL; very strange brew; it somewhat reminds me of bean soup with smoked hamhocks! What a cluster-F! Too much stuff is going on and nothing is working well together. WHAT A WRECK OF A BEER!
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle from Dorothy Lane Market in Dayton, Ohio. Thanks ! Rating #134 for this beer.