albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didn’t like this one as much as the Urbock. It had very similar tasting notes, but the drawback to this one was that the mouth-feel was kind of thin and lacking compared to the Urbock. This is just a preference of mine. See my review of that beer for more info.
Saeglopur (716) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de
Copper, clear body, with a medium, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of bacon, lots of sweet, dark malts, slight ash.
Taste follows this, with some more sweet fruits and subtle hops.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smokey, bitter.sweet, a bit wooden.
Very good. Typical bacon notes, paired with a big, smooth malt body. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Didn’t enjoy this as much as the Urbock though.
Werckmeister (534) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle kindly shared by Saeglopur, many thanks Thomas :) smells smoked, strong smell of bacon, creamy, quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel, rather sweet, taste of bacon, citric, light wooden note in the background. finishes rather bitter / sweet. smells nice, taste is a bit weird bitter / sweet, expected a bit more.
LordBrew (41) - Ziemnice, POLAND - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piwo o pięknej miedzianej barwie, idealnie klarowne. Piana drobna, utrzymuje się. Aromat - POTĘŻNA WĘDZONKA, szynkowa, z nutą "ogniskową". Smak - wędzonka porządna ale nie tak silna jak w aromacie. Piwo nieco szczypie w język, czuć te 8%. Wędzoność nie zdominowała całkowicie smaku, czuć że to dopplebock - karmelowa pełnia, solidne ciało, nuty suszonych owoców. Średnio wysycone. Zacne.
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Love these smoked Beers. Dark brown pour. Bacon, ham, campfire, wood dominate. No apologizes. Medium bodied. Drinkable as rauchs go. Yum.
karpik (70) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoked ham in aroma, caramel, some booze. Copper colour, white head, unfortunately not very stable. In the taste smokeness is very nice, but there is not too much more, alcohol is not hidden very well and starts to disturb in the middle of the bottle. The beer lacks of body and complexity. Overall solid but not my favor one from Bamberg.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->lager. Mirky lite brown with moderate offwhite head. A: smoke, bacon, malt. T: same, but more malt with smoke subdued. Really nice.
YantarCoast (366) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from apivo.ru. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma is burnt wood and smoky bacon. Sweet smoky taste. Smooth and very drinkable.
Justin666 (8) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle purchased at Havnelageret pub, Norway. Pours a nice, slight brown colour. Aroma reminds a little of bacon. The taste is sweet despite the smell of bacon. Would definitely try again.
Lele (214) - Padova, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
ASPETTO: ambrato un po’ chiaro, limpidissimo, con schiuma bianca, abbastanza abbondante, che diminuisce velocemente, ma che ne rimane sempre un millimetro sulla superficie. AROMA: soprattutto un ottimo affumicato, legno di montagna, unito a del caramello. GUSTO: soprattutto maltato, affumicato e anche caramello. Luppolo quasi assente. Corpo e carbonizzazione medi. CONCLUSIONE: birra molto gradevole e beverina (nonostante i suoi 8 gradi). Batte sempre sull’affumicato e maltato, e questo fa si che alla lunga rilasci un retrogusto un po’ stucchevole. Ma ciò non toglie che stiamo davanti ad una grande birra.
Zlotta (215) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 l bottle from Bierzwerg, best before 31/5/2015. Slightly hazy, luscious, orangeish amber with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Lovely aroma of raisins, molasses and cane sugar, covered by a heavy, smoky layer of coal and burnt wood. Superb sweetish taste of raisins, molasses and cane sugar, accompanied with a lovely, not overshadowing, smoky flavour of coal and burnt wood. Relatively short, slightly bitter finish with a lasting smokiness. Medium to full body, smooth and oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Again a wonderful Schlenkerla brew, so well balanced and intense. Absolutely no recognition of the 8% abv, just damn quaffable.