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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.79%
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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


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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
It’s the old West. A man in a wheelchair comes rolling down the dusty main street. He’s covered in bandages, gauze, and medicinal preparations. A nearby lantern falls on him and he bursts into flame. Arms waving, he jumps to his feet - it’s a rouse! Clint Eastwood bursts from the nearby swing doors and fires a round. The band-aid covered burning man falls face first into a nearby watering trough and is extinguished. Clint drags a wooden mug through the trough with the now dead man, bandaged and burnt. He takes a big swig... and so do you if you’re drinking this beer. Thin smoke, raw bacon, band-aids. I like New Holland - but I don’t like this beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2289) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Tap: Dark mahogany & woody-brown color with some ruby at the edges. Dark-tan head that also shows a slight ruby tint. Decent retention, some wet lacing... Good looking beer. The smoked malts are heavy on the nose; liquid smoke, charcoal, campfire woodsiness, peat. Once you get used to the smoke, the doppelbock characteristics pop out a bit more. Faint molasses, dark fruit, burnt caramel, & a hint of woodsy salt. First sip has lots of liquid smoke & char up front, fading into a more sweet profile with molasses, prune, toffee, & toasted nuts. On the palate the smoke has a more "meaty" vibe than the aroma, giving off flavors of bacon & smoked ham. Mild earthy spice & bitterness towards the finish which may be from the rye as well. Medium body, lower carbonation, slick mouth feel. I might be slightly biased, as I love smoked things. This was pretty tasty. The heavy smoke can wear down your palate, but the 8 oz snifter I had was just fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft. A NH beer I always have seemed to pass up. It is nice though, not too hot doggy like some of the style I’ve been trying recently. Very much more brown aley than most doppelbocks.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Brown pour with minimal head. Big smokey aromas. Flavor is smokey rye with notes of molasses and toasted cherry. Very interesting. Didn’t get to try it with any food but I bet it would go really well with cheeses or grilled meat. Solid offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1386) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bomber shared. Pours medium brown with red tints. Aroma is definite smoke, lots of malt, molasses and caramel. The flavor is unique with plenty of smoke and malts and the spicy of the rye. Lots going on here but flavor is distinctive. The molasses blends with the smoke and the cherry comes out. Overall different but very good.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2205) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2014
growler into Le Guinness Dimpled Mug - Nose is smoky. Sweet and boozy upfront. More smoke and I love it. Lots of sweet malts whatever they are named, but I shall relay my adumbration: caramel syrup with Belgian candy and whiskey. Dry to the lips. I might just go make a ham sandwich to go along with this. A pleasant surprise and glad to not see the silly hats on the label.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Taster on tap at Lucky’s. 1 ounce or less.. Clear dark red color. No head or lace. Kind of mahogany colored. Lots of peat, smoke in the aroma. Medium to bigger body, kind of full. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Sort of slick. Good long peaty aftertaste. Moderate sweet taste, nice light warmth to it. Light to moderate bitter. Hints of dark fruit. Nice smokey doppelbock, though I don’t pick up much rye from this tiny taster.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5094) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared @ RBWG after the GT
Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and rye. Flavor is smokey and chocolate
Nice

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8980) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating#165. Bottle shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a dark red color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, smoke, rye, raisin. The taste is smoke, brandy, rye. Medium bodied, disjointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2477) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a deep brown with thin lacy tan head. Aroma is both sweet and smoky. Taste is more on the smoky end. Decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2465) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
9/30/2010. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark malt, bacon, smoke and caramel. The beer evolves around the smoky flavors with fruit being muted. Almost like liquid bacon. It works well with food or cheeses, but not so much by itself.


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