Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle at Dr. Bill’s. Dark brown. Flat-looking, which makes sense given its age. Deep fruit aroma and lots of malt. Slightly chewy, with faint dark fruit notes and a hint of molasses. It’s held up okay I guess but I never had this one fresh. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Incinerator Dopple BockTAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Source: Summits - Sandy Springs
Dark red, sweet smokey malt aroma, big smoke flavor on top of a winey malt base, grainy bitter finish, a bit strange at first, but settles into something special
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
2000, Draft Extremely hazy brick red beneath a fizzy light layer of foam. Huge aroma mostly dominated by figs and smoked malt. Bready undertones, alongside licorice, grape, oxidation, and coconut. Sits thin and powdery on the palate. Heavily smoked malt flavors, followed by plum and bread notes. Finishes very long with perpetual smoke and bread. Interesting concept here, but somehwat of a let down due to the slight traces of oxidation. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 21, 2002
I am not a big fan of smoked beers and was expecting a smokeless doppelbock. This reminded me of Stone Smoked Porter when I first tasted it. A decent beer with a slight sweetness and bitterness to it. On tap at Rich O's, New Albany, Indiana. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2001
An interseting take on a dopple-bock. The smokiness of the XS-smoke is fairly well hidden in the sweetness of the Old Crusty. This is a good thing considering how upfront those flavors are in the original.