djd07 (14492) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit and bready malt. Thick mouth, toasted malt, spruce, light dry finish, decent. alexsdad06 (10395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99 (2007 consumed in 2011; notes). Pours a cloudy amber brown color with a medium sized beige head that disappeared quickly. The aroma was sweet, fruity, and floral with more specific notes of caramel and dates. The flavor had a very mild smoke quality to go with the sweet caramel malts and dark ripe fruits. Some signs of oxidation were there. This was still decent given the age. planky84 (3259) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall. Brown pour with a beige head. Smoke, chocolate and coffee aromas. Smoke, fresh tobacco, chocolate and caramel flavours. Quite sweet. Smooth, sweet finish. Tasty. crossovert (12914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
2007 vintage, expensive bottle. When I bought it I didn’t feel I was buying a doppelbock.
It pours a deep brownish plum with a fizzy off-white head that produces a bit of lacing.
The smell is smoky with a bit of a floral bouquet. There is also some cocoa and malt sweetness.
The flavor is sweeter than expected. It has a nuttiness to it that goes pretty nice with the campfire smoke flavor.
It is a nice smoked doppelbock, a bit sweet and alcoholic, but nice. Not the best one I have had but it is solid. Probably not worth the price tag however.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-04-2011 01:10:57 madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
1st January 2008
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Dark brown beer. Crisp and dry. Smoky! Malty mid tone with some bitterness in the finish. Smoke dominates too much.
Bottle. 2005. Poured a clear ruddy dark orange color. The head was three fingers high and off white with good retention and decent lacing. Big malty aroma with molasses, caramel, and brown sugar elements. There was also some date and raisin. Medium bodied and sweet. Moderate carbonation with toffee, caramel, and date flavors. Nice. Not as overwhelming in the alcohol or malt departments as the Samichlaus I had last night. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2009
A deep copper/red pour with a foamy head and lace. Nose of some dried fruit. A very rich sweetness, full malt, with a very light hops bitter. Palate is full and creamy carbonation is excellent. Very solid offering with a good abv warmth and lingering flavor that is pleasant for minutes after drinking. Hints of molasses as it warms ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Vintage 2007. Dark amber pour with a fluffy tan head and thick drippy lace. Caramel & dark fruit on the nose. Light earthiness and smoke up front. Sweet caramel finish. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
750ml bottle 2005 vintage, a bottle from the cellar that looked worth cracking this evening. Drank at cellar temp, shared with my girlfriend while dinner is in the process of cooking. Pours reddish with a tan ring. Nose is liquid smoke, and some old tired spices. Taste is sweet, and rich and somewhat smokey. Overall a bit light and overall underwhelming. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
750mL bottle, 2005 vintage. Poured medium amber with a short-lived cap of tan head (looks very good when agitated). The aroma was sweet and aged with darker fruits and rich caramel present.. light earthy accents.. warm overall and a tad muddled. The flavor had primarily aged caramel at the core with some dark fruity bitterness, spicy notes, and oxidation present.. finished spicy and warm, picking up some brown sugar and herbal bitterness. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate some nice spiciness, but overall quite muddled and slick on the palate.. didn’t appear to age very gracefully.