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Charkoota Rye is a Smoked Rye Dopplebock with a malty backbone of rye and four other malts, including malted barley smoked over cherry wood. Its smoke-forward body is balanced with tones of deep molasses and caramel, with a crisp, clean lager finish. Charkoota is best served with pork. Cheeses to try: Smoked cheddars & goudas. Beer or malt infused cheeses. OG: 19˚ P


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1048) - Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Cloudy dark reddish brown,thin head. Aroma has some tart/sour oak dark carmel light mineral/ slight pipe tobacco some smoke notes it does have a tart cherry likeness(if thats from the cherrywood?) Light medium body,strong tart bittersweet carmel sourish oak bourbon.Seems more sour oak bourbon like than smoked.Prettty tart and lingering tart, it has a good amount of dryness also. This probably would go better with cheese or something other than by itself. Probably wont get it again,at least anytime soon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bomber. Poured amber brown with a medium-sized tan head. Quite the mix and match of elements: rye, doppelbock, and rauchbier. The smoke dominates the aroma and flavor, but not as much as some other rauchbiers. Typical aromas/flavors of smoked meat, bacon, etc. I always wonder if the meat is really there in the aroma or if itís just the power of suggestion? The doppelbock comes through nicely. Some dark fruit, raisins, rather sweet. The rye might have added some spiciness; hard to say. Nice herbal hops element. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (756) - - JUL 15, 2012
Darker brown pour, 1 finger of head. Smoke, toasted malt, Dark rye bread. Lighter Carbonation, smoke up front, toasted Rye bread, Raisin, tobacco, brown sugar, molasses. Heavier body, ighter carbonation. Went deadly with my BBQ tonight.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2452) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2010 vintage. Pours a clear and extremely dark reddish brown color with a small light tan head with ok retention that reduces to a a ring of lacing. Light spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, smoked meat, molasses, raisin, prune, toast, bread, oak, herbal, earth, chocolate, toffee, and rye. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of big caramel, toffee, raisin, prune, molasses, smoke, bread, oak, chocolate, toast, herbal, earth, rye, and light peppery spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, molasses, smoke, toast, earth, and rye on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of all flavors; with a very nice amount of complexity. Smokiness is not overpowering and compliments the style nicely. Minimal cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel as expected for the style. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Definitely a sipper, but is still very smooth. Overall this is an excellent smoked doppelbock. Very nice flavor complexity and balance, and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering, well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
(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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2012
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...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
paintedmaple (378) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
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.


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