Psytron (1054) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of smoke. Copper colour, small beige head. Aroma of smoke, oak, alcohol, tar, sugar, Sisu candies. Considerably milder smokiness than in other Schlenkerla beers. Very sweet and rather oily. Carbon is very flat.
Sarpa (511) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 50cl @ home. Pours clear amber with a small head. Sweet, smoky, malty aroma. Smoky, malty, a bit bitter.
gmellison (242) - Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour thanks to adnielsen. Aroma is crazy, smoked pork and molasses? Flavor is smokey and sweet, with peat and caramel. Cool
omega (582) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very murky brown. Smokiness prevails, but did get a metallic tang from this beer.
Bogman44 (2) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Picky me...adjust the temp and reduce the bottle carbonation (swirling technique) to get a perfect creamy mouth feel, the aroma is reminiscent of fresh lit cigar. The caramel color gets you prepared for a sweet mouthful, as smoky a beer as Lagavulin is peaty to Scotch. This was enjoyed with Jamaican Jerk seasoned thick cut pork chops and sweet potatoes at harvest season.
DuffMan (5776) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Grippitis. Deep golden hue, lasting lacy head. Sweet meaty smoke aroma, classic Bamberg all the way. The same meaty smoke character fills the palate, with sweet soft malts in support allowing hints of vanilla and light banana to peak through.These Bamberg beers are always a hit with me.
tectactoe (649) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: deep amber with a darker, copper center; hazy with only slight transparency, topped off with a beige & gray cap that has decent retention and leaves mild lacing behind. Aroma is robust smoke, smoked sausage, bacon; sweeter smoke than other Schlenkerla rauchbiers. Caramel & toffee malts are present as well. Heavy oak in the back-end. Taste is full of liquid smoke with a soft sweetness, burnt campfire wood, dry oak, light bacon-y peated malt, sweet malty caramel, toffee, & some plum-like fruitiness in the finish. Aftertaste full of smoked wood & fading caramel notes. Another very nice Schlenkera rauchbier.
johnnnniee (1820) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Redstone
Pours a crystal clear medium golden color with a smallish white head that dissipates to a cap. Smells of campfire, bbq chips, and a hint of alcohol. I really can’t get past the smoke in the aroma. The flavor is sweet and malty deep underneath a smokey woody facade. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet phenolic mouthfeel. Really smokey, a bit one dimensional, but damn it was easy to enjoy.
darkseduction (506) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flasche 50cl, 4 Monate über MHD . Rotbraun, kleine Schwebeteile. Dünne Schaumdecke. Feiner Rauch überall, weniger scharf als beim Klassiker. Weich, geschmeidig an der Zunge, im Abgang und im Nachhall reichhaltige Rauchnoten. Dezente Hopfenaromen im Hintergrund. Alkohol nicht spürbar. Absolute Spitze im Rauchbiersegment!
VinegarStroke (104) - Napa, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: deep amber red. White froth. Very complexed nose. Obviously smokey. Roasted malt. Single malt peaty profile like an isle Whisky. Glaced Aromatics. Caramel. So many layers. Rich palate. Dry but rich. Moderate but balanced bitterness. Not sour. Balanced great weight. Long. Clean. Layers. Isle single malt of beer. Rich, intense but refreshing. A loverly beer.