ajnepple (6981) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Reddish amber and clear in appearance with a lacy tan head. Smoke forward aroma with mild malt sweetness in the flavor. Medium plus body with a lingering smoky finish. A bit one dimensional overall. Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Poured from a 23 oz bottle, pours a caramel amber, clear, tan foam, caramel, coffee, cereal, roasty, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, lively, long finish, good beer, worth trying. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Copper pour with a thin head. Sweet malts and lots of caramel in the aroma. Flavor is exceedingly sweet and surprisingly thin for a doppelbock. A bit metallic on the finish, but mainly sweet caramel malts. Sledutah (7792) - Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2014
On tap at Gravity 1020 drdisque (877) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Clear amber with a small beige head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Taste of toasted malts, caramel and woody
From a mid-sized bottle into a snifter. Pours sticky brown with a thin beige head. Flavor is sticky, spicy, a bit bitter, with a bit of a stiff alcohol finish. Not a lot of smoke coming through. Good doppelbock, but a tad too heavy handed.
MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma: smokey, heavy, sweet grains. Appearance: hazy dark brown. Taste: light sweet. Palate: salty, savoury sweets, smokey, bacon. Overall: nice Smoked, interesting palate. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown. superspak (5887) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, raisin, fig, date, wood smoke, tobacco, nuttiness, and smoke/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/smoked malt and yeast fruitiness; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, raisin, fig, date, wood smoke, tobacco, nuttiness, and smoke/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, nuttiness, raisin, fig, date, wood smoke, tobacco, and smoke/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/smoked malt and yeast fruitiness; with zero cloying sweetness on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible smoked doppelbock! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/smoked malt and yeast fruitiness; and dangerously smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty and roasty with some toffee. A good bit of smoke also. Very well balanced. Nice beer. DCLawyer (2912) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2011 Vintage. Bomber->lager. Dark amber with big frothy lite tan head. A: tons of malt, toffee, caramel, toast. T: caramel and toffee, some nuts and smoky malt. Some unfortunate metallic notes. Sweetness overpowers the smoke. Niko100 (2984) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, toffee, molasses, & dark fruit; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, and rich stone fruit; Nicely balanced; The alcohol is well hidden; Better than expected - good stuff.