Kohlminator Smoked Bock | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the smoked beers (Rauchbier) of Bamberg, Germany, amped into this century with the super-human abilities of our Head Master Brewer. A smoky aroma with underlying sweet caramel malt. Flavor is smoke at first but gives way to a delicious malty goodness. Smooth with a light hop bitterness. Bavarian monks would have chanted relentlessly as they became one with this brew... "I’ll be bock!"


Added by clayrock81 on 03-21-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a bright copper slightly ruby hue with a well formed white head. Aroma brings out layers of smoked meat, my notes mention bacon. Think being around a campfire while cooking smoked meats that's the aromatics. Serious smoked ale not as heavy with the smoke as some of the Bamberg versions, but it's unrelenting smoked meat with a nice bready malt layer, minimal hops are detected here. Mouthfeel the bacon and smoked meat character lingers between sips, medium bodied with ample carbonation. Overall something different nice to see enough smoke in this type of beer, usually American brewers go way too light with the smoke this is intense but enjoyable.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark amber with a frothy white head that is dense and foamy. Head retention is good as is clarity.

The aroma has smoke and bready lager qualities. Malt sweetness shows up well with some caramel essence.

Taste has smoke, wheat, caramel, and bready yeast. Smoke, caramel, campfire, charred. Tastes like the morning after a campfire with your best friends. Good beer and certainly has the flavor of BBQ meats.

Overall, if you like smoked beer you'll like this. If you don't like smoked beer then you will probably not like this. Worth a try, it's a gorgeous beer for fans of the style.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Do not actually know if this is limited or a seasonal - had at the Pittsburgh location over the weekend.
Very nice appeareance as it was a murky brown with good two-finger head that died quick on top of a mostly meaty, smokey aroma, although one could say hints of bread, sweet caramel and spicy hops. I call this a Rauchbier b/c I'm not buying a smokey Bock - while there is a decent sweetness and some hop bite, this medium-boded beer which can be a little full and sticky, is mostly smoke/meaty. Not in a bad way - I enjoy a dry, "harsh" rauchbier now and then to wet the whistle, and I would describe this as a rauchbier on the lighter side. Good beer and worth a try if you like the stlye and you're at Fat Heads.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.89/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Red edges with a dark red center, and a large, khaki head.

Smells of sweet heat bbq rub, strawberries, beef jerky, hickory smoke, and Cool Ranch DORITOS.

Tastes of toasted malts, prune, raspberries, faint bacon.

Frothy body.

Yeah, this beer is so confusingly...weird. I kept coming back for more to try to interpret what crazy ass stuff I was experiencing, but in the end, I couldn't finish it. Kohlminator is just really funky.

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Photo of jp32
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste reminds me of smoked whitefish. Never thought I'd say that about a beer's description, but I suppose that leads on that this beer is heavily smoked. Decent color, decent body. A very interesting smoked beer, but not necessarily a world class beer worthy of telling my friends. I'd try it again, but due to its intrigue more than its sensationalism.

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Kohlminator Smoked Bock from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
3.65 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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