Osprey87 (518) - London via, WALES - MAR 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
May 2012 - A v nice beer. Of course, the main flavour is smoke. Tastes a bit like cured meats. Most of the flavour is in the aftertaste. Has a sweetness that balances the smoke. A really good sipping beer.
tmrmwel (510) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, with a big creamy head. Aroma is marvellously smoky, with peat, camp fire and oak, as well as a nice caramel. The body matches the aroma perfectly, with its full creamy texture and soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with burned malts, smoke, oak barrels caramel and a nice and fitting hint of alcohol sweetness in the finish.
mithe (576) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught 0,5l @ Netopýr (Brno))
Smoked ham aroma. Clear dark amber color. Medium white head. Medium sweet, strong smoked flavour. Creamy texture. Dry, smoked finish. Good smoked beer.
unclemike (1886) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber beer with a lasting very nice offwhite head. Malty aroma, smoked, soot, sweet, toffee notes, maybe some vanilla. Malty smoked flavor, roasted, bready, toffee, spicy notes, salami. Malty toffee finish. Smoke is as always hiding some other flavors, but this is good.
omikr0n (411) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with decent tan head. Aroma is malt, smoke, honey, sugar candy. Flavor is sweet, malt, honey, smoke, hint of licorice.
brinehart (152) - Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth, BBQ type smoke which is well integrated with the beer. Quite characterful fermentation character too, which may be out if style. Overall a fun beer.
TimE (2584) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany color. Big nose of caramel, chocolate and smoke. The body is rich, sweet and smokey, but the smokiness seems to battle with the bigness of the Dopplebock and neither side seems to win. Additionally, the beer is a bit too sweet for the style. Drier bocks work better with smoked beers and lower ABV. Still not a bad drop, but I would rather stick to some of Schlenkerla’s conventional offerings.
Brouwerij (407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper brown with a quarter finger of instantly settlng off white head. No lacing. Aroma is smoky, woody, earthy, oak, bacon, peated malt. Flavor is sweet, smoky, oak, with a strong smoky finish that lingers, hints of bacon. The oak is definitely smoother and sweeter than the beechwood. Very smooth carbonation, medium body, and mildly chewy texture. A rich, smooth, and delicious smoked beer.
flylikeabanana (157) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a dark amber with a very thin white head. Tastes smooth and smokey. Lightly carbonated. Hints of oak and bacon on the palate.
spacecube (333) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear cherry red brown, no head and a very light carbonation. Smoky aroma, some bacon, a bit of burnt wood, fruity flavours of cherries and berries. Lots going on but really works well. Unusual, well balanced sweet and smoky. Memorable.