JK (5559) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with low carbonation. Good smoke aroma, and good smoke flavor. Some caramel, and malt. This is a great beer, but the palate is thinner, and the smoke flavor and aroma is less intense than the standard bock.
Nate (3984) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Oaky smoky malt, caramel sweetness. Smoke-cured ham and sweet sausage, campfire. No hop aroma. Copper amber clear with thin foamy head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with doppelbock malty richness, followed by a big hit of smoky goodness that’s not overpowering. Woody, oaky, hop bitter finish with lots of smoke. After is lingering caramel and smoke. Delicious and pairs well with chili and hearty meats or stews.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with fleeting head. Nice smoked hardwood, meaty,nutty, toasted caramel aromas. medium bodied with soft co2. Smoked almond, caramel, woody, dark fruit flavors--but it’s mostly smoke--good stuff
egajdzis (5858) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked wood, some roast, caramel malts, and burnt tobacco. Taste of tobacco, smoked wood, meats, lighter caramel, tobacco, and sweeter finish.
tommann (3185) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark orange with a small head. Aroma is smoked ham and wood. Taste has smoked ham to start and more on the finish, with some ash and wood. Low carbonation but full in the mouth.
TET (2426) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark copperbrown beer with a quite weak and blond head. Aroma is very temptating, tar liquirice, ham and smoke. Taste is similar than aroma, full and rich, smoke, tar liquirice and slightly drying aftertaste. Medium bodied, smooth and slippery, easy to enjoy. Feels lighter than alc. % tells. Very tastefull beer again from Schlenkerla, the battle is tight against Urbock. Balanced, even "light", very enjoyable beer.
Newk (299) - - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from bottle into a stein. Pours a dark orange color with a small and foamy head
very smoked based aromas as would be expected from a smoke beer. Good aromas as well of navel oranges, malts and some caramel aromas as well
fuller bodied with lots of smoke flavors that are expected. Good flavors and a very nice feel with flavors of smoke, malts and dark oranges
I love the smoke flavors from aecht. This carries it through very well along with excellent flavors on both the aromas and feel.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 In bottle. Pours a dark golden colour with a white head that dies away early. Aroma of smoked fish, bonito flakes and caramel. Similar flavours with salty, fishy smoke prominent. More like a Marzen, I expected this to be heavier. A little sweet to finish with mild carbonation and light CO2 prickle. Lingering smoke. OK. (8,2,7,2,16). Had this again on cask at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Poured a golden brown colour with a fair white head. Aroma of smoked fish, sweet caramel and wood. Similar flavours with woody, smoked malt, caramel and oak notes that linger. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. (8,4,8,3,16).
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint bottle. Awesome mild hazy orange color, lots of fine particles suspended inside. Foamy off-white head fading to minimal. Huge smoke aroma, with an aftertaste that lasts and lasts. You can just sit there after a sip, for a half-minute, and think of nothing but that awesome savory taste. Very light, crisp and smooth carbonation, a great texture and mouthfeel. I love that campfire taste, and it’s hint of alcohol warmth. Awesome savory light sweet taste. The famous German smoked beer has yet to disappoint me.
BillWyce (935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Pours hazy orange-amber with a small bone-colored head. Light, spicy smoky aroma. Medium-bodied but deep. Mildly smoky taste, with a nice bite to it that intensifies in the finish. Light pine note underneath. Very different from the Urbock, but I like it.