Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet roasted smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Tmoney99. Mix of smokiness and malt on the nose. Smoke up front that finishes well with the caramel body. One of the better smoked beets I have had, but that isn’t saying all that much jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
on tap-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is smokey/peat/sweet medium malt. Taste is chocolate/smokey/peat/sweet medium malt, some earthy/spice hops, hint of medium fruit. rollinsr (704) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 14, 2012
This beer is awesome. Pours a nice ruby/amber color with a bit of tan head. Aroma is sweet and rich dark fruit flavors (fig and prune mainly) with some caramel as well. Flavor is sweet and slightly smoky. There is also a sort of oaky and nutty flavor that underlies some of the sweet fruit flavors. Sits very well on the palate with some lingering caramel nuttiness that imparts a slightly sticky feel. Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 650ml bottle - pours very dark red with nice beige head and some lacing. Nose is powerful with candy, smoke, caramel hops and alcohol. Aroma is barley/rye, roasted chocolate and coffee. Taste is very smoky and very sweet. Heavy body. dry finish. I can find a good doppelbock in here, but the barley/rye and smoke just ruin it. drain pour.
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2011
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel malts, some nuts, and floral hops. Not a lot of smokiness. Average texture. A decent beer. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Wow 10.5%? This brewery knows how to hide its ABV. Pour is dark red with off white head on tap at the brewery. The smoke and the dopplebock mixed well, with aromas of chocolate, smokey meat, peat, some toffee, roast and even a hint of nuts. Taste is a mix of smoke, peat and meat creating almost a bacon-like taste, with some slight toffee and caramel that finished it off a bit sweet. adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Clear, dark burnt orange appearance with a light brown head. Lots of caramel, toffee, and moderate smoke in the nose. Moderately BBQ smoky, rich, caramel, toffee malty flavor with a rich, almost cloying finish. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a dense, medium-sized, tan head. Some nice lacing. Aroma and flavor hit all the doppel bock notes -- malty, sweet, lots of raisins, thick almost syrupy palate -- and then it layers on smoke and some vanilla. For all of that, it’s surprisingly mild and drinkable, although a bomber becomes a little cloyingly sweet by the end. Very tasty. Never thought of marrying a rauchbier and a doppelbock, but it makes sense. crajun (1233) - , Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 rec’d via trade from brenttk56 (thanks Brent). didn’t rate as highly as most - it was toooo sweet. good aroma - toffe/smoke.
hazy thickish amber pour - nice palate. beer goes down smooth with no hops - don’t tast much smoke; sweetness is overpowering.