rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! Thanks cesaro202 for sharing! Dark amber color with a minimal disappearing white head. Medium body, carbonation starts high, than slows. Slightly smoked aroma, caramel. Taste is sweet with a very pleasant smoked note which lasts on your tongue. Bittersweet
prawlie (1468) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle from Sheffield Tap into a Jupiler Tauro glass at home. Orange red with a short-lived bubbly head, generally a little gassy. Smokey but not excessive, with some oak in there too, nice on the palate. Must admit I didnít get the best out of the aroma because of a cold coming on. Still, this is pretty tasty.
7stern (571) - Bromma, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this after some time in the fridge. Softer than expected. Amber colour, medium head. Not very bitter, but sweet maltiness well balanced by moderate smoke. Very smooth and likeable.
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.
No head. Golden amber color. The most plesent and smoke aroma Iíve experienced. Very oaky taste and a fresh bitterness.
ccex (1182) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I picked this one up because it said "Doppelbock" on the label. As soon as I opened it, I said "WOW" for the first time in the last 20 different beers I tried. It is quite different than what I expected. I call this one bacon beer. It pours a clear dark amber/copper color with a tiny off-white head and practically no lacing. I first said "WOW" when I smelled it, and again on the first sip. Nose, aroma and aftertaste are all primarily smoked bacon or smoked ham. There is neither bitterness or sweetness on the tongue. Perhaps it tastes a bit salty, but that is what I expect of bacon or cured ham. It hides the 8% ABV well. (until after youíve finished it). Body is at least medium with a smooth mouthfeel and not much carbonation. Iíll very gladly try this one on another day when I skipped breakfast. This is to doppelbocks what Hormel Cure 81 is to kosher foods.
Gary (1812) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 (0,5l Bottle) Gigantic smoke clouds , of course its Schlenkerla call the fire-department and that is why you pay your enterance money $
firy dark bronze with flakey beige that dies too soon; probing smoked nose , ham, apple-wood chese and a genuine splintered woodiness messhed together to make a powerful stench .... on the palate its got that pronouced uncompromising smokiness ,with dryness both of the smoked and hopPed varity : You get your ass smoked and the 8% isínt even there.!
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with evil stepdad. Deep amber with a dencet off-white head. Great wooden charcoal smoke aroma mixed with bread and baker goods. Smokey moutharoma aswell, thick sweet palate, sweet malty flavor.
Beersiveknown (4918) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange with fluffy beige head. Smokey but so well balanced like sweetcured maple smoked Bacon. Very nice
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours an amber orange with a flat head. Aroma is smokey and malt. Flavor is overly smokey with hints of banana. Has a bit of leather tasting finish.
hawthorne00 (3364) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear copper with an off white head that fades. Aroma of smoke and toffee. Soft mouthfeel is just short of syrupy. Taste is rich and sweet but surprisingly delicate - lightened by creeping bitterness. Some dried fruit and spice in amongst the caramel. The smoke too is gentle - enveloping and less strident than the beechwood varieties. Lovely balance.