shrubber85 (6538) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Apple, smoky ham, and rye malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Sweet apple, smoked ham, rye malt flavor with moderately bitter herbal hops finish. Nice body. On the sweet side but pretty good.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage: Bomber.
Pours a deep, rich brown with a huge dark tan head that does a tricky colour swap as it grows up.
Scent is cherry wood, rye and toffee...bacon.
Flavour islike a smoked maple syrup or molasses..started out a bit too sweet, but toned down after a bit. It has some good smokiness, but to me the sweetness detracts from it....I even think I’m getting some chocolate....very complex and good...
paintedmaple (275) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m not a big fan of Dopplebocks, but this funkyily awesome one from New Holland is something special. The smoke and rye malt pair well together and pull off a balance of smokey/sweet/malty/crisp to perfection.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Smoked and rye malty aroma, with a light toffee sweetness. The flavor has smoked malts, toffee and maple sweetness, a hint of rye, and some light saltiness. Good stuff.
jmagnus87 (2052) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark brown with a slight ruby hue. Almost no head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, smoked cherry wood and some dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet. Lots of smoked cherry and caramel. A good bit of caramel then a huge finish of solid smoke. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin yet sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a very long smokey finish. Overall, very good. I would love to put this in my chili or marinade some chicken in it.
Block (1131) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, smokey aroma. Smells like wood and smoked meat. Some caramel and darker malts mixed in with a smoked ham, bacon, or rye. A nice smoked beer and definitely worth the try.
wlajwl (3346) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy malts and smoke in aroma. The flavor is mildly sweet maltiness, campfire smoke, next to no bitterness and a hint of banana in the finish.
Blairgus (2218) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 apr 2012, bottle. Ruby and clear. Huge smoke nose. Smoky sausage nose. Big at first but mellows out. More sausage than smoke. Med body and moderately fizzy. Sugary alcohol, smoky charred wood, breast malt. Wow. Surprisingly drinkable despite what are usually enormous flavors.
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JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great reddish-tan foamy head atop a dark brown pint (from 2011 bottle). Rye, doughy nose with a sour cherry note that is much more pronounced as it warms. Oily mouthfeel that starts out with a rye, woody flavor upfront and gets very sweet and slightly acidic at the very end. More complex as it warms with the cherry, oaky flavor coming out in taste and nose. Last few sips were very smokey.
odinstyr (504) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark red-brown with a lively tan head. Smells of campfire, rye bread. Tastes a bit like a smoked sausage - not bad, but not altogether pleasant. Perhaps I’m not a fan of the rye