overall
87
85
style
Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Several glasses at Brauerei Spezial and Cafe Abseits in Nov. 2011: Deep ruby with a faint glimmer of rust. Creamy but broken eggshell head. Bright and secuctive bock aromas swirled with pumpernickel bread, molasses, liquefied toffee, rich smoke pungency and shades of coffee. Firm, lively, tickling carbonation. Stiff cookielike malt and potent smoke links up with ever deepening waves of lush melanoidins. Spicy hops gracefully splash the malty sweetness with captivating precision. Lusciously candyish and plummy bock character proportionately mirrors the smokiness. Delightful depth of sugary malt derivatives evoke notions of coffee and blackcurrant. Dab of plum along with a molasses astringency make themselves present, though the beer never becomes overly sweet. Lustrous flavors of malt continue as the sweetness wanes, lapping the tongue with more cookie, biscuit and toffee. Candyish firmness echoes the exuberant and punchy bock profile. Round and very clean finish is adorned with everlasting malt and a charcoal sharpness drizzled with toffee and creamed hazelnut coffee. Very complex and nicely balanced.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10433) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2016
Clear mahogany with a medium off white head. Aroma had sweet roasted malt, caramel and hints of smoke. Flavor was sweet with roasted and smoked malt. Finished sweet.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ritzn (675) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2016
Brown/ruby with big beige head. Aroma is lots of caramel, raisins and bacon. Taste is sharp sweetness with umami bacon. Quite heavy and thick. Not for me!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3400) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2016
Rating #3333, tap. Ruby-brown color with tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, a nice smokyness as well. Taste is raisins, caramel, malty, quite noticeable booziness that induces a warming finish. Oily mouthfeel. A beautiful Rauchbock!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6973) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2016
Tap at Spezial. Deep chestnut, lovely dark creamy head. Woodsmoke nose. Fruity berry malt base, chewy smoke, herbal hop counterpoint.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (1112) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn in der Brauereigaststätte getrunken. Klares Braunkupfer mit schnell schwindenem Schaum. Vom ersten Eindruck eher ein Rauchlager. Aber der erste Eindruck trügt ...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1477) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 31, 2016
Dark brown with ruby hue, small off white frothy but not very lasting head. Aroma is of medium to strong smoked ham, some caramel, bit bready and roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet caramel and toast, strong smoked ham, bit bready dough, some light herbal bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. (on tap, Bamberg)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2354) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
0.5 l bottle at 6.7% abv from ’De Bierkoning’, best before April 2016. Clear, very dark red with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, tan head. Sweetish-malty, faintly smoky aroma of smoked ham, dark chocolate, raisins and caramel. Sweet-malty, slightly smoky taste of raisins, caramel, dark chocolate and smoked ham, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter finish with dark chocolate and faint notes of smoke. Medium to full body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Less intense notes of smoke than expected, just broadening to the complexity of this bock a bit. Good, clearly behind Schlenkerla Urbock though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2885) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
50cl bottle at home. Dark amber with a medium beige head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Medium smokey sweetness with subtle bitter tones. Roasted malts, smoke, caramel, raisin, ripe fruits and herbs. Tasty smoked bock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (1058) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
Draught at Spezial. Brown body and rocky white head. Lovely aroma of smoke, roasted malt, caramel. The taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19166) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Draft at Brauerei Spezial in Bamberg during the Post-Christmas Bamberg Jolly of January 2014. Pours clear amber with a creamy tan head. The nose is rife with toffee, dark fruits, mellow smoke, bread. Medium sweet flavor with lots of toasted toffee, light alcohol, faint earth. Medium bodied, smooth, with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish, with dry toasted caramel, faint earthy bitterness, restrained smoke. Solid.


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