BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is smoked malt and meat, dates, figs, and plums, earthy hops, caramel and cookie malt. Flavor is malt forward with substantial smoke, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation. alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a clear deep caramel brown color with a small and rapidly diminishing off white head. The aroma was meaty smoked malts, moderately sweet malt, hint of earth. The flavor was more meaty smoke, dark caramel and some woody notes. Fairly smooth. 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 (8940) - 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. SudsMcDuff (8439) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
thanks Wilson Barbie .. . pours a deep tan .. . mild head, strong lacing .. . caramel, grain, and medium smoke .. . solid mouth with a mild and light sweet finish .. . alabama’s best beer .. . . never trust kids. sticky fingers are just the beginning..
Sledutah (7726) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Steve at RBWG decaturstevo (6257) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Clear dark amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is peaty and caramel. Flavors of toasted malts, peat and wheat
Brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is smoked peaty sweetness. Flavor mirrors aroma. Medium bodied with good carbonation. an ok beer for me chinchill (5073) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
shared 22oz bottle poured with a clear brown body and a decent head.
A good bit of medium roasted malt flavor but the moderately smokey nose is followed by an overly smokey flavor. edgallow (4218) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2013
22 oz bomber pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and smoke. Taste is malts and smoke.
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Flat dark brown pour. Not much of a head. I even forced it. Little bit of lacing. Smells like a malty doppelbock with a bit of smoke in the background. Tastes malty, with some raisin notes and a bit of smoke in the background. Sweet finish. Not bad.