Ericular (721) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear red-orange amber with fizzy head and decent lacing. At first whiff, cold, freshly poured, the aroma is all smoked meats and jerky. At this point, I don’t even know if I’m going to be finishing this bomber. The flavor was similar, but more tolerable due to sweeter caramel malts and a light earthy bitterness. Smoky throughout. Alcohol well-hidden, better as it warms and settles. No problem finishing at the end, but this style still hasn’t won me over yet.
Pyrmir (3740) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Ruby amber with orangish head. Aroma very malty, caramel, slight smoke and dark sugar. Taste is similar, toffee, dark sugar, perfume and alcohol.
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz, at Printz in Stockholm (Tele2 Arena) on October 26, 2013.
Marked with Batch No. 2 on the back label.
Hazy reddish brown color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Some more complex sugars and higher alcohols. Malty, toffee, some light smoke, sweet taste. Grainy and sweet aftertaste. Medium a bit fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Also some smoked aftertaste. Bottle wasn’t gushing, but was slowly working the foam/head out of the bottle by itself. A light Fusarium contamination on the grains perhaps?
thorongil2 (1475) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) clear bright amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of smoke, roast, toffee; thick palate; rich and balanced flavour; very nice
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a little lighter in color and more carbonated then expected for a double bock. Otherwise this is a tasty beer and the best offering I’ve tasted from Samuel Adams so far. Nice smoky taste with a sweetness that actually reminds me more of a barley wine then a double bock.
VsXsV (2595) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy deep ruby liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of light smoke, toffee, bread, light ham, toast and light raw sugar. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of light smoke, toffee, bread and light raw sugar. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite nice.
gym399 (26) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Because I absolutely love Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock I was really excited to try this a year or two ago. I tried it and hated it so much that I figured I had a bad bottle so I tried it again this weekend. It may have gotten worse. Weird bitterness with not nearly enough smokiness.
BOSSbrewer (2245) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yuck. Beer was ranked with a different program and BeerBuddy would not let me import my information.
Lunkie (1507) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich roast malt chocolate aroma. Dark brown colour with good head and lacing. Malt nutty chocolate flavour. Smooth long lingering palate.
Fatehunter (1467) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looking great with three fingers of tan head on a cloudy, reddish brown colored body.
The aroma has a lot of smoke and a little anise and black licorice. Nice if you like that.
The taste is quite sweet all the way through, a touch of smoke with burnt wood middle to end, fairly complex with good balance.
The texture is soft, slightly sticky with low to moderate carbonation.
Pretty good overall, but a bit too sweet for my taste. I enjoyed the smoke though.