Charkoota Rye - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by sprucetip:
2.35/5 rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
201 vintage. Darker than mahogany, minimal head and retention, no lacing, and not alot of activity. It's thin enough to see through if you look at it with the lighting or angle just right.
Smoke. That's about it.
Smoked malt and malty sweetness with some dark fruit. Mostly smoky. Tad bit of bitterness in the finish.
The feel is probably the best part, and normally the feel isn't a super important element to me. Lightly carbonated, medium body, slightly bitter finish.
My brother bought 2 bottles, and didn't like it. He gave me the other. I like Alaskan Smoked Porter and to a lesser extent Stone Smoked Porter. I'm down with a good smoked beer. But I'd heard some other folks say it was not good, so it took me a couple of years to get around to opening it. It isn't as horrible as one guy told me ("the worst beer I've ever had"), but I think most of it is going down the drain so I can drink something I really like. The smoke is way overdone here (though Alaskan Smoked Porter is very smoky and I love it), and it is almost cloyingly sweet too. I'm not really a drain pour type of guy unless something is infected, but I will be going against my typical tendencies in this case.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2012 02:40:03 | More by sprucetip
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3.64/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a: Nice brownish amber hints
s: smokey with ahint of sweetness
t: the smoke is right out front and burnt grains were present
m: Nice mouth and good smokey finish, like you just drank a camp fire.
o: I dont personally like drinking a campfire, but it is a smoked rye so if that is your thing then this one has it. If you like a strong smokey flavor and burnt grains this is a good beer for you. (If you are looking for a more traditional dopplebock this isnt a good choice.)
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 15:29:00 | More by BoilerMo
Charkoota Rye from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.