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Dragonmead Bishop Bob's Holy Smoke - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Bishop Bob's Holy Smoke
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-30-2003)
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub. Clear, dark chestnut beer with a light brown head. Some fine lacing. The aroma is almost all smoke and peat with little room for anything else. There's a lot more going on in the flavour, which is a little nutty, some chocolate, and mildly acidic, but there's still some smokiness. Very dry, medium bodied with lowish carbonation. Fairly enjoyable, especially for a style I'm not partial to. It's probably the maltiness that I find most appealing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2006 02:38:59 | More by DrJay
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 6/19/2010. On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a white head. Aroma of smoked meat and peat. Flavor of salty, smoked meats although it gets sweeter as you progress through the glass. A pretty decent smoked but certainly on the sweet side.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2010 23:23:43 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of some smoked meat and peaty. Tastes of smoked meat, peat, and some caramel. The smoke was there but not strong. Drinkable if not memorable...

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2009 02:46:03 | More by hopdog
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Let me say right off the bat that I am a smoked beer fan, when they are done right.

A-Deep, dark copper with a thin light tan head that reduced to a ring and left nice lacing.

S-Pleasant aroma of hickory smoke or smoked sausage.

T-Good stuff, not overly smoked but done "just right". A good sweet maltiness creeps in the balance things out.

M-Medium-light bodied and the only fault of this brew for me. Just a bit on the thin side, would like to have more beef.

D-Nice stuff. A well done rauchbier. Smokiness is done just to a level that it is present and dominant but not overpowering. Good malty sweetness comes in to balance the smoke flavours.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2008 07:55:30 | More by Deuane
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Made with 10% smoked barley? Could have fooled me! I agree with trbeer that this beer is ok, it's just not a rauchbier....it's not even remotely close. The brewers either 1) Have never had Kaiserdom Rauchbier before, or 2) Don't want to lose money on a beer that most people would consider undrinkable. With that in mind....This brew looked nice: clear, chestnut to mahogany in color with auburn accents, forming a light beige head atop small bubbles, but with poor retention and lacing. Aroma is predominantly butterscotch and toffee. Not even a hint of smoke here, folks. Thin, fizzy mouthfeel with a light body. Taste is earthy amber malts with earthy bittering hops and that's about it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2003 21:11:38 | More by Mitchster
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mcallister

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown russet colored. Highlights of ruby around the edges. No head at all upon pouring.

Hints of smoke, chocolate, cocoa, and mixed malty aroma. Some dark fruit as well. Nothing exciting however.

Thin and a bit watery but nice flavors with solid balance. Much more chocolate than anticipated. Scoops of fresh vanilla bean. Smoke is present and very nicely integrated. Could have used more carbonation as there was nearly none at all.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2007 20:30:25 | More by mcallister
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-08-2013 01:17:08 | More by klipper
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-14-2013 17:21:10 | More by BlissJunkie
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walleye

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

from the tap at the brewery. poured a deep mahogany. aroma, light smoke, malts,sweet chocolate, pears, apples, malts. flavor, hints of smoke, malts,sweet chocolate,apples and pears, this is the 2nd smoked beer I have had and I liked this one. the mouth fel was a little thin

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2006 18:52:51 | More by walleye
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stoutman

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown with a white head. Aroma of smoked meat and peat. Flavor of salty, smoked meats although it gets sweeter as you taste. The taste has modest levels of malt and a bit of chocolate here and there. A pretty decent smoked beer and certainly sweet. Good with a cheese and sausage platter.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 02:15:04 | More by stoutman
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Goldfoot

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-16-2011 16:42:19 | More by Goldfoot
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IlPostino

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-04-2011 15:59:14 | More by IlPostino
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senorscientist

Michigan

5/5  rDev +34.8%

01-30-2012 07:24:36 | More by senorscientist
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lilmul123

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-22-2013 11:03:03 | More by lilmul123
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jayb

Iowa

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i asked the bartender for something different, that i have never had. Their smoked beer is what i recieved. He described it was "liquid sausage". reddish brown in color with a tan head that sat atop the brew, but not for long. aroma was of roasted malts and a faint whif of that "liquid sausage". Taste was of lightly roasted coffeebeans, toffee, but not a whole lot of the smoked flavor i was expecting. it was there, it just wasnt the dominant flavoring. Mouthfeel was somehwere between medium and thick. A good beer, a different beer, but not what i expected. ill have to try other samples of smoked beer before i say this was an inadequete example. Enjoyed the experience.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2004 21:22:42 | More by jayb
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goast8127

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-08-2012 01:28:36 | More by goast8127
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martyrthisthat

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite smoked beers. There is a sweetness to it which is preferred to to "pork" taste many other smoked beers tend to have. It does come off as a bit watery but I think if it were any richer that it would be too much to handle.

It more s'mores on a campfire than hog roast.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 07:38:47 | More by martyrthisthat
Dragonmead Bishop Bob's Holy Smoke from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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