Bulk_Carrier (2226) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. The lacing was there and somewhat filmy as it dissipated.
The smell started off with a boozy sweet semi-dark chocolate. A light sweet meaty to smoky wood inessential entered in nicely.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined to taste, meaty/enticingly sweet with an ample amount of woodiness.
A nice sweet and sticky woody / meaty aftertaste lingers about.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent smooth and velvety graceful glossy sticky finish. I say this was a pretty good sipper.
Overall, as a smoked beer I dig this. As a double bock, still it’s a good one.
NachlamSie (2796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours deep red with just a small head. Quite bacony nose with toffee, baking spice and sweet bread. This is a pretty solid dopplebock, on the sweet side, but definitely on point for the style. It’s a little sticky, but not problematic. I really like how the assertive smoke plays with the sweeter flavors. There are hints of toffee, raisins, and of course, good solid smoke. Honestly, I like it, but it could use more smoke to cater to my personal palate and to balance the sweetness. It is well represetative of a smoked dopplebock though.
nickd717 (3562) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Midnight Sun. Dark reddish brown color with a lasting light beige head. Very smoky aroma - bacon, ham, and toffee. The flavor is extremely bacony, one of the baconiest beers I’ve had. Medium sweet and well-balanced. Fairly full body with a long finish. Good one!
furthur (196) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cola colored body with cream colored head. Aroma is smoky malt and smoked dark fruit. Taste is malty caramel, smoke, faint bitter dark malt/hops. Palate is good, subdued carbonation and smooth viscosity. Finish is sweet. That first drink is a bit bacony...if you just keep drinking it, it’s better....ok, maybe not. Maybe I’m done with smoke if it’s not a stout.
Duchammer (62) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a brick red with little to no head. Malt over powers the smoke in the nose. Decently carbonated. The taste is very a smoky maltiness. No real heat from the alcohol. Also meaty and very dry.
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Poured a deep chocolate brown color with a two finger lacing tan head. Aroma is smokey. Taste is weird mix of smoke and medicinal malts. Maybe an off bottle?