Zarkam (195) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, clear deep amber colour, small frothy off-white head, not much lacing. Smoky and tarry aroma of caramel malt, fruit, herbs and even a bit of meat. Taste is bittersweet and somewhat salty initially, turning into a longish bitter finish with a moderately astringent and slightly alcoholic feel. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Quite good and stands out, should certainly try out more of this style as I’m into all kind of smoked things anyway.
BitchPls (352) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper, red, caramel coloured clear beer with a small beihe head. A lovely smokey, smoked ham aroma with sweetness. Very soft mouth feel. Full body. A hint of bitterness but lots of caramel and sweetness. Very lovely taste. The bitterness actually arrives a little lately in the after taste. A very good beer!
SPDickerman (825) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark orange with a large light tan head. Smells strongly of smoke. Taste is strongly smokey with a little malt sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth, slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock finishes with a lingering smokey sweetness.
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle bought from "Lifesource" in Salem OR.
Pours a hazy amber colour with a small yet very persistent off white head.
Its been a while since i had a Schlenkerla beer but the delicious smokey aromas bring me right blackened smoked ribs,sausage and ham..fantastic really cant get enough,.Yet you can get the really great malty backing if you sniff deeper.
The taste is far more balanced with the almighty chewy,caramel malts almost besting the delicious smoke.Both are melded into one by expert brewers.
Nice smooth ,creamy palate a treat for the tongue!
Just a wonderful winter beer..great stuff.
Moebbels (178) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a quickly disappearing head. Nose has smoked meat, oak and burnt caramel. Taste is quite sweet with a long, mellow and sweet finish with a final kick of mild bitterness. Carbonation is medium and the palate rich and oily. Overall an excellent smoke beer with the high ABV well hidden.
Finwe (357) - Grankulla, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Alko. Pours darkish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of smoked malt, caramel and oak. Sweet malty and bitter wooden and hoppy flavour with smoke and slight alcohol. Pretty full-bodied with an oaken, sweet-bitter finish.
BOSSbrewer (1022) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Pours an amber very clear. Minimal head. Lots of smoke in the nose. Only smoke. Flavor is a burnt marshmallow cooked over a campfire. Interesting. Lots of smoke. Nice to style.
thellgren (186) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Orange brown colour, small head. Smell and taste are dominated by smoke. Yes, the smoke is not here as aggressive as from the beech. Well, hard say to really, I should have tasted this together with the more common variant. The high amount of alcohol is still covered in smoke.
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, pours deep golden brown, small head, laces ok. nose is campfire, mild cigar, tabac. massive smoke attack. dry finish.
villevav (165) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kirkas, kuparinruskea, nopeasti häipyvä ohut vaahto. Tuoksussa savukinkkua ja tammea. Maussa maltaisuutta, tammisuutta, suolaisuutta ja ehkä hieman anistakin. Jälkimaussa alkoholin poltetta.