deyholla (12033) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013 Fantabox (18) - USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky doppelbock goodness. Pours a ruby color with a white head. Hints of caramel, smoked meat and malt.
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear very deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a rich smokey note that even imparts a bit of bacon with a sweet dark grains. Flavor starts with the same bacon smoke note with a bit of underlying dark gains and a hint of roast. Tmoney99 (14853) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft. Poured clear brown with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate smoke malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet smoked flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Clear red orange amber color. Minimal off-white head. Dots and ropes of lace. Bigger body, kind of slick. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Good big meaty smokey aroma, more meaty than your typical smoked ale, I think. Dry rub meat, ooh yeah. Moderate bigger bitter and a savory taste. Some dark fruit, some fruity tropical hop. Very interesting, intense smoked doppelbock. (listed as 10.5% at Ei8ht Ball, probably a mistype) alexsdad06 (10641) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear deep amber color with a thin off white head. The aroma and flavor have a big smoked character, malty, some sweetness, earth. Not too bad. b3shine (9073) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks good for the style; a transparent dark copper with thin off-white head. Smells of SMOKE first and malt second. Tastes like it smells with a touch of oxidization. Average on the palate. A solid example of the style.
ben4321 (6676) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Location: Draft at Ginger Man, 4/12/13
Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Aroma: The nose of this one had lots of sweet malts, smoky notes, wood, and a bit of earth
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish color with a small beige head and some light lace
Flavor: The flavor is more smoky than nose, but otherwise, the components are very similar
Palate: It has a medium body, a pretty solid mouthfeel, and a dry, smoky finish on the mouth
This one was more on the smoke malt side of the style than the bacon side of the style. Overall, I found this one to be quite enjoyable.
Draft. Ruby maroon color, medium off white head. Aroma of burnt bacon, charred wood. Taste has a core of summer fruit engulfed in campfire. Interesting. drcboehm (104) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Draught at the Lodge, Hilton Head Island. Great selection of beers. This one SMOOOOOKED! RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap. Comes amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, smoke, and caramel. Taste is smoked meats, caramel, and malt. A bit odd, not my style I guess.