paintedmaple (273) - 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.
wlajwl (3340) - 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.
BBB63 (5607) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle and served in NB worthy snifter: Deep mahogany hue with a fading frothy head and minimal lace. The aroma is SMOKE, RYE, and MOLASSES BABY! It hits you right bout the head and says "lets rock" geek-a-zoid. The taste completely follows suit and in this case it is a damn good thing... smoked WOOD, smoked BACON and smoked GRAINS combined with the sweet and fruity undertones to lay layers of complex RYE forced flavors.
Completely in your face and wonderful for it. DIG IT or U R Lost in America, Welcome to My Nightmare 4 this is simply the best beer that New Holland ever did, know that. werd Mikey. I think I just may have Jizz In My Pants, truth.
arkurzynski (1292) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful red-brown mix - one of the best looking doppelbocks I’ve laid eyes on. Carbonation that churns the beer.Aroma deep deep dark fruit, sweet malt, burnt caramel, mild alcohol. Smoke aroma is very different - earthy charcoal. Wow - taste is highly roasted malts, and prominent rye. Smoke flavor is also pretty prominent on the finish. Great warm, dry roasted finish. Style points on this one, a unique offering.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate white head. Nose is extremely smoky, as you would expect from the style. Smoke comes through in the taste amazingly, too. Would be AWESSOME with meat.
drpimento (2040) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa! Man, love this beer right off. Yummmmmm.... Served with a large, foamy, light tan head and a little lace. Color is deep dark amber with chestnut hightlights. Aroma is a luscious, rich, smokey, dark malt, raisins, dark ripe fruit, leather, and a bit of dark cocoa. Flavor’s about the same with sweetness coming out at the end. Great body and carbonation. Boozy at the very end. A session beer for slow, easy quaffing.
zach8270 (3047) - 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.
DrinkEmUpJones (1057) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a hint of red. Strong nose of campfire. Palate is full, round and rich with flavors of smoke, leather, meat and campfire. I love this style and this one is very good.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Chris. Pours a deep amber with rosy glimmers in it. Nice complex nose. Good smoke aromas up front. Little hints of cherry. Together these make a very interesting and enticing combination. The flavor is smoky but also sweet and just a tad fruity. The rye rounds everything out very well. I really like it!
mar (4475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. heavy bbq, rye, more smoke, hint of beef. great on the palate, smoky, beefy flavors and a huge bbq finish. delicious