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RATINGS: 234   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4747) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle Vintage 2011, this one 21P / 8.4%abv. Nose is smoked, beautiful (and very obviously) cherry wood with some kriek notes even in the main -- not sure if they’re from the wood itself or s.t. else. Alcohol fumes a bit raw out of the bottle. Pours a dusky dark reddish chestnut with a deeply tanned fizzy head. Smooth lagery body, light, smoke lingers long into the aftertaste, better than many whiskies and without the sting. Indeed, the alcohol is much more civilized than expected from the nose. Smoke has none of the meat associations of the style, rather uncommon grace. Subtle caramel and a touch of complementary apple with light rye ’spice’. Smooth and yummy, though I could see many become bored after a half-bomber.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (938) - 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 (1208) - 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 (2009) - 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 (6023) - 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 (4314) - 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 (8030) - 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 (2176) - 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 (2185) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a thick dark red/brown with a finger tan head that leaves sticky lacing down the glass. Smells like bacon was my first thought. Really malty and smoky aroma. Desirable smells while cooking breakfast, but not for my beer. Follows the nose. Tons of smokiness and a very malty backbone. Glad I split this, as there is no way I could take down the whole bottle. Not really my cup of tea, but so intense that any more than a few ounces is overpowering. Nice and sticky. Good carbonation levels. Not for me. The smoke flavor is way too intensified, making more than a few ounces impossible.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with almost no head at all. Aroma of very strong rye, spices and herbs, with some malt and alcohol coming through too - of course a bit of smoke at the end. Medium-bodied; Strong rye flavour with some coffee notes and strong flavours that fade very fast to an oily maltiness - an odd texture, for sure. Aftertaste has a bit of the smoked peat notes, but not much else - fairly simplistic. Overall, an okay beer, but just an odd body to it and showing a bit too strong of a flavour profile. Still nice to try on draught close to the source. I sampled this pint on draught at Graydon’s Crossing in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010.


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