rajendra82 (1093) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
The bronze colored body was clear, and the head that formed was a very small ring of bubbles. While the looks were quite timid for a Doppelbock, the smell was anything but. The smoked Bamberg malts were prominent, and gave this beer a smoky, sweet aroma evocative of pork ribs. The taste continue the theme of the smell, with a real smoke laden flavor backed by good deal of sweetness. The hops were there in the finish, but only provided a restrained drying note, instead of an overt bitterness. The sticky and smooth feel on the palette and a drawn out smoky finish that ended each sip were both very classy. The smoked malts seem to do very well in a Dopplebock style. Now please brew a Trippelbock like Samichlaus with these. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
bottle. big potent meaty smoked salmon. toasty, carmalized brown sugar. sweet doughy malts. nice clean meaty smoke focused beer. nice. alcohol well hidden. pretty good stuff. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
Draught @ The Rover. Pours hazy dark brown with a big off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and full-bodied with smoke, sweet fried fruits like dates, prunes and raisins, dark bread, bread spices, wood and resin. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and tiny sour with wood, smoke, resin, plums, raisins, dates, figs, dark bread and spices. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly tart with sweet fruits and smoke. Amazing tasting beer! ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2012
Simply shimmers in the glass, a radiant, deep, ruddy copper with no evident carbonation. A little white atop, residual from the pour, and then nothing. Hints of toffee, steinbier-esque caramelised sugars, oak aged Whisky, stewed sweetened plums and rhubarb, and a hint of sherry sits under layers of smoke, heather, smoked pork and other meats, and charred wood. A light touch of vanillin over toffee and caramel starts it off in the mouth, it’s not sweet, but it edges it. Body is medium, the carbonation so very soft its got a barrel aged quality. The oak smoke gives a Whisky quality to it, the fruit of the aroma disappears under the peaty, smoked meat and ash notes. Long, dry, malty thick and smoky aftertaste, yields the alcohol well. Smooth, rounded finish. Nice hops, the Hallertauer placed so finely just as it slips past the tonsils, raches into the olfactories. And interesting brew, so far from the rest of Heller Trum, but absolutely delicious none the less. Smooth, modest, and a little more subtle than the Märzen. Very good drinking! (50cL, no date stamp, Mane Liquor, Belmont) davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle 500ml from Purvis. Exceptional, super-malty beer. Aromas of smoke, caramel, nuts, liquorice, and oak. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - FEB 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Brown colour. Heavy smoke aroma. Sweet, Rich flavour of smoked meat, nutty, some caramel. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured medium orangey-brown with a short, tight-bubbled smoked beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, smoky malts first and foremost, with nutty notes and a little vanilla beneath.. nice, but fairly one-dimensional. The flavor found toasted caramel and nutty notes at the core.. sweet, smoky malts everywhere as expected, picking up some leafy bitterness on the edges.. tangy oak notes showed on the finish, working well with the campfire smoke. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, with low carbonation.. really tasty stuff! rauchbierlover (648) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2012
Wow! Thanks cesaro202 for sharing! Dark amber color with a minimal disappearing white head. Medium body, carbonation starts high, than slows. Slightly smoked aroma, caramel. Taste is sweet with a very pleasant smoked note which lasts on your tongue. Bittersweet prawlie (1592) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
500 mL bottle from Sheffield Tap into a Jupiler Tauro glass at home. Orange red with a short-lived bubbly head, generally a little gassy. Smokey but not excessive, with some oak in there too, nice on the palate. Must admit I didn’t get the best out of the aroma because of a cold coming on. Still, this is pretty tasty. 7stern (644) - Bromma, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
Tried this after some time in the fridge. Softer than expected. Amber colour, medium head. Not very bitter, but sweet maltiness well balanced by moderate smoke. Very smooth and likeable.