DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Bottle, shared by brew3crew. Clear red / brown color. Thin-to-minimal bubbly khaki head. Little dots of lace. Smoke evident in the nose, some vegetable. Bigger body, smooth light carbonation. Viscous, but more dry in the finish. Nice big smokey flavor in the taste. Good savory. Little dark fruit, caramel malts. It’s got nothing on Aecht’s (this is more vegetal and rich), but still pretty nice 6/3/7/4/14 b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Re-rate during an RBWG 2014 bottle share, thanks to whomever shared this: Hazy dark brown, red color. Thin off-white khaki head. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice smokey aroma. Good, light dark fruity bready aroma. Moderate light sweet taste, light savory. Hint of spice. Very nice smoked doppelbock. Very solid. Pretty sweet and savory, though. I should love this, not a huge fan, though.
Bomber to snifter (thanks brew3crew). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells solid; smoke and sweet malt. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A good example of the style.