BeerandBlues2 (10781) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy, woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of wood, smoke, and bacon. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy, woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of wood, smoke, and bacon. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess with low warmth and a medium sweet finish.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange and yellow clear pour. Meaty smoky aroma. Dry flavor with smoke. A bit sweet on the finish. Decent.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky nose with some rather medicinal notes and a touch of butter. Tate is lightly sweet with some caramel and some fruity yeast, lots of smoke, some oak notes, and some butter.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark hazy amber, salty smoked meats, caramel malts, little wood, slight tobacco.
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ 4th ave pub in brooklyn. This is what a smoked beer should taste like$ much boozier then the others from them, but very good. Smells of smoke, sausage and wood. Tastes like bacon with a hop andmalt finish thats balanced. I dont see how this is a dopplebock, but its a good smoked beer. Im a fan
Dedollewaitor (14647) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Zly Casy, Prague. Pours dark unclear brown with a creamy white head and lacings. Chewy malty. Smoke, caramel, campfire and bacon. Smooth and subdued smoke profile/balanced. Full bodied. Dammn lovely!
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s hard for me to be fair with this one, but I’m simply not that big of a fan of smoked beers but it came in a mixed sampler, so... Aroma was good slightly smoky, notes of bacon smoked meats. Flavor was just too smoky, liquid smoke, smoked meats. I’ll know better and pass from now on.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 500ml bottle (CWAF2011) - Shared by Toby for the crew - thanks!
8 Stunning sweet mellow bacony aroma. Textbook Schlenkerla, this is what we love.
4 Deep brown, small head.
8 Lovely soft roasty malts. A decent roast, but tones of gently oaky smokiness.
5 Beautifully mellow woody dryness.
16 Superb, but not as good as the unbelievable urbock. Look forward to having this again in quantity.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (Trade from Quack-Duck - thanks!)
(8:4:8:5:16=4.1) Nice to have this in quantity finally. My goodness it’s a tasty one. The tarriness and smokiness is more pronounced in this one, with more of a burnt bite for the full length of the taste. Certainly oakier, a little bit barkier too. Stunning.
Tmoney99 (11908) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate woody smoke malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet smoke flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex standout beer.
Blairgus (3334) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light ruby colour, clear with steady bubbles
Aroma is softer than some of the other Schlenkerla beers but it is still definitely smoked meat.
med/ body and pretty fizzy
the background is definitely a doppelbock; alcohol presence, fizzy, rich malt flavours
but the dominant taste profile is the smoked meat. It tastes like a german smoked sausage.
This is perhaps my second favourite schlenkerla, second to their Märzen. I like the higher abv but the smoked sausage nose and taste is slightly softer, probably tempered by the higher alcohol.