Dovetail Brewery Rauch Doppelbock
What the brewers say
A strong version of our Rauchbier, to warm your heart a little more. Chocolatey-er, Smokier, Bock-ier.
What our panel thought
Assertive beechwood smoke—neither acrid nor harsh—swaddles toasty malt in the aroma. Flavor is plenty smoky—rich dark malt has enough sweetness to balance it. Slightly cloying profile, emphasizing caramel and toffee. Needs a crisper foundation. Finish is sweet and lingering.
What our editors thought
Big smoked-meat notes on the nose; slight vegetal undertones. In the sip, that woody smoke mingles with more vegetal notes. A significant underlying sweetness amplifies fruitiness at the expense of the maltier flavors.