Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Canít get enough of this fantastic smoked doppelbock. Pillowy head. Huge nose. The perfect taste of smoke and sweet deep malts. Rauchbier is an acquired taste for most. Once you acquire it youíll feel like youíre in a secret club. Schlenkerla makes rich and profound beers. They are among the best. I drink this beer in 500 mL usually three at a time. Itís fantastic.
Tim Webb (287) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Klub Pivovarsky in Prague. It is only when you taste this beer out of context that you really get how good it is. Massive, magnificent and almost but not quite drowned in smoke that is absorbed into the body of a huge sweet lager. Just drink it - wherever you see it, drink it. You are not worthy but if it sits in your path take advantage.
BierMeHoos (432) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 500ml bottle.
Appearance: Amber and caramel colors.
Aroma: Smoke, smoke, and bacon fat smoke.
Taste: Flavors of rich malts, caramel, slight liquid smoke, maple bacon, caramelized sugar.
Overall: This is a fantastic beer, amazing smoke. Drinkable and complex.
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Kyotolefty. Pours out a amber topped with a small head. Nose is smoked meat malty note i canít get past the bacon. Taste is more of the smoked meat some toffee and pit fruit.
llucmaduell (86) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beer of one of my favorite styles for German beer. In addition, it is smoked beer! Powerful and balanced, although with a somewhat high alcohol content that I already like. Only I, like most German beers, volume up too.
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: smoked bakon, malts, barrel.
Flavour: smoked bakon, smoked pork, oak barrel, tanins, toffee, spices.
Rich, flavorful, nourishing, very good.
Slubgob (249) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Wood kissed by sunset color, of white fine head. Distinct campfire nose touch of malt underneath. Smoke in the mouth, but with a solid malty, dopplebock character underneath. Finishes with smoke. Better than the other smoke bets Iíve had mostly because the smoke isnít overwhelming. Still, one is enough.
GenDV138 (4119) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of meaty smoked bacon, smoke, oak, hickory. Tastes of oak, smoke, light caramel, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Really nice smoky aroma.
adamnowek (908) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown with almost no head to speak of. The smoke is pretty different to their other offerings, mostly coming in the aftertaste. Chalky texture that suits the smoke well. Not their best (though it is the most subtle) but still solid.
smaynard6000 (847) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear aber color with minimal white head. Heavily smoky aroma. Mostly sweet malt with a lot of smoky character. Medium bodied with a smooth, smoky finish. Fans of smoked beers must try this.
KamGoPro (173) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong rich oak smoked nose! Bock color. Malty but yet light start. Smokey throuout and lingers bitter with alcohol. Very unique but overpowering for my taste.