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Matso’s Smokey Bishop Dark Lager

Brewed by Matso’s Broome Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Broome, Australia


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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The ’Smokey Bishop’ is a regal beer, resounding with dense and lush chocolate and coffee notes. As indicated, this beer is based on the dark lagers of Munich, Germany and is, as far as the brewers are concerned, a rewarding and hedonistic beer.

Note: 4.7% in bottles, 4.9% draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HoppingHop (15) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Darkish amber / Diet-Coke color body. Maltiness is quite strong from the nose to the palate. Sweet bitter chocolate stays around a bit and leaves a clean palate. Good malty/roasty drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (289) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
Doesn't tickle the nose and there is a hairline of white cap on the pour of the dark red brew. But it has a super taste that belies the start. Chocolate and tropical fruit comes through before a sharp but enticing bitterness. Be great to try draught. Not smoky. 330ml, 4.7%, 1.2std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2014
330 ml bottle pours amber with low white head. Aroma is sweet as is the taste. Caramel dry and very drinkable. Well rounded

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simmo (24) - - OCT 29, 2014
What this beer lacks in appearance it makes up for in taste. Pours a fairly dark red-brown with no head or lacing. At a glance it could mistaken for a cola. It is pleasant on the nose with chocolate playing second to malt aromas. It is smooth in the mouth with low carbonation. The flavours are really well balanced with malts prominent as well as chocolate and coffee also in the mix. There is an ever so slightly bitter finish and fittingly something smokey as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjoeng (51) - - SEP 25, 2014
4.7% ABV. Pours with a nice creamy head. Col

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Odd stale toffee aroma. Clear amber brown colour with no head. Warming coffee chocolate malt flavours with little to no finish. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyhennessy (360) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a reddish brown with a small beige head. Immediate light cocoa and coffee aroma backed on some sweetness. Very light body, low carbonation. Stronger coffee than chocolate flavour. Quite nice, but needs a little more complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crippledbrewer (45) - - DEC 9, 2013
After the last two beers I must admit I was dreading this one! As it ends up all that worry was for nothing! This Dark Lager delivered exactly what it promised on the label. A deep copper brown color, the aroma was malty with a hint of roasted cocoa, the mouth feel was medium and the flavors were as advertised, subtle chocolate notes and hints of coffee and hops. This is a great introductory lager for those who are curious about the world of darker beers and a great one for those who want a lager to go with a lighter meal without overpowering it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jado (605) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2013
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear burnished bronze with a one finger off-white head and moderate carbonation. Aromas are pretty light, but some caramel, noble hops and a touch of smoke come through. Taste is similar, although light chocolate and vanilla notes are present at the end. Clean finish with a gentle sweet aftertaste. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KeefOz (1035) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
BB 03/05/2014. Poured a translucent light brownish red colour (a bit like cola) with a 5mm light beige foamy head that diminished quickly and laced poorly in spots. Carbonation low with medium sized bubbles. I though I got a wiff of smoke but that was short lived, aroma mostly sweet caramel. Taste of roasted grain although not over-done; bit of sweetness and no bitterness. Light body, a bit watery. Smooth, no real flavour to it, easy to drink. Where’s the smoke? Nothing special.

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