Usko (139) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, what can I say... this brew is just perfect. It can be compared to the original Schlenkerla, just without the urgent need to combine that heavy gammon taste with fresh german bread. The color is dark amber with a small frothy head. Aroma is gammon, smoke and wood. Taste starts sweet and thick with notes of, well, gammon, smoke and wood. Nice bitterness, full body.
liinis (1473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really the best german smoke beer. This one does not have that strange grill sausage side flavour as the other schlenkerlas. Strong heavy body and mouthfeel. Really worth trying.
HIGHB4LL (233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. bottle. Appearance:clear, yellow, finger of white head that diminishes quickly, no lace. Aroma: smokey, glazed ham, caramel, Palate: medium body beer, oily, light carbonation, lasting smokiness. Taste: sweet, with bitter smokiness, great balance. Overall, best smoked beer I have ever had, great aroma, great balance, unique and memorable.
Stefanos (53) - POLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l bottle. Dark amber with avarage frothy head. Really nice strong aroma of wood and bonfire smoke. Heavy malty sweetness mixed with smokey and bitter notes and also a bit of alcohol. Full body with oily texture. Very enjoyable smoked beer.
Calisky (226) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Belle couleur ambrée, petite mousse. Nez très bon fumé. Gout d’ensemble bien rond de fumé, de caramel,de malt et chène. Bcp de corps, sans trop de carbonation. Fin de bouche longue et douce fumée. Super
Geiserich (3083) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Brown color. Intensive aroma of ham, bacon and smoked malt. Flavor is full malty, light sweet, smokey, ham. Wonderful.
sic1314 (2419) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium copper with a thick white head. Aroma of the rauched malt and light fruity notes. Medium body, the flavour is smooth and smokey,
cz3ko (8) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells smokey,fruity and caramelly. Sweet, smoky and typically caramelly. Robust, but drinkable.
MarcoDL (1405) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like smoked ham. Has a smooth taste of oaky smoke, not as sharp as other schlenkerla?s. Body of sweet malt. Nice.
Cristobal37 (195) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am a big fan of Schlenkerla beers and did well to intentionally save this one until I got my hands on some smoked salmon. It is a match made in heaven. Unfortunately the smoke character in this one is meager compared to the Marzen or Urbock, but still its most obvious attribute. What it lacks in smokey punch it makes up for in alcohol, which is very well hidden. Like no other doppelbock, that is for sure!