brian60625 (723) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 ounce glass at the New Holland Brewery. A smoked rye doppelbock? You canít pass up the opportunity to try this out. They met my expectations and it ended up being my favorite option of their entire menu. The smokiness and meat-tinted flavor really combines nicely with a slightly sweet bock flavor. Despite all those heavy flavors, it still pulls off a certain refreshing feel. Iíd readily buy this in a bomber bottle if I saw it around here in Chicago.
Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: This brew is a dark brown color with a medium light tan head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing. Campfire aroma with some malt. Medium body with flavors of smoky ham, charred ashy cinders and fried rubber. The finish is insanely smoky with a grainy aftertaste. Just too much.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 22 oz - 2011 vintage) Copper pour with a thick and fluffy tan head. Big smoke and bacon aroma with some light caramel and malt notes. Flavor is a wonderful smoky beginning with some mild sweetness which is a bit odd at first, but the warmer it gets, the smoke really takes over. Big thumbs up.
shrubber85 (6811) - 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 (2902) - Coxís 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 Iím getting some chocolate....very complex and good...
paintedmaple (314) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím 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 (5595) - 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 (2183) - 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 (1190) - 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 (3483) - 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.