eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, - AUG 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
one of those beers that sounds amazing on paper but disappoints... i mean the schenkerla maerzen is great, the urbock is even better, so therefore this should be unbelievable - but it doesn’t necessarily follow because once lagers get up over 7% it gets so much harder to make them work. for one thing the head here disappears in a second, hinting at fermentation issues. add in a strange medicinal oak smoke flavour to the alcohol flavour, and you get a big mess with the smoke and the hops and the sweet caramelly malt as well. what a shame, but at least they still make the urbock with the beech.
MayumiH (448) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Tastes proper smoky. Rich bacon malt flavour. Sweetish. Very nice.
pityu (109) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled - Excellent smoked, rich malty aromas. Hazy brown colour with a nice tan head evaporating caramel, raisin and some woody scent. Sweet malty taste, bread, caramel, plums, raisins, smoked ham, low hop bitterness. Creamy, sticky texture, low carbonation, warm finish. A classic beer style with a massive, exciting smoky twist and a very complex malty taste. Very nice.
DenverLogan (940) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle into a Chouffe tulip glass. Pours amber orange with some particulates. Aroma of sweet malts, slight peat. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, caramel, slight liquid smoke, maple bacon, caramelized sugar. Overall much less smoky than the other Schlenkerlas, and very drinkable, complex, unique and tasty.
artiredbirds (202) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, light sweetness, medium bitterness, thin feel, medium body, lively,
drmet (427) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
-strong notes of smoked bacon (Serrano),camp fire and caramel
-slightly spicy (Rosmaryn)
-very sweet and slightly alcoholic finish
another great smoked one from schlenkerla
solidfunk (5666) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of smoke and some caramel. Pours hazy brown with good head. Light sweet finish. Good for a smoked beer. Still retains a lot of that doppelbock feel. Bottle.
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber in colour, clear with slightly beige head. Aroma is oaky, woody with huge campfire, ham, bacon smokiness. In taste sweet, bread, caramel, smoky ham. Full to medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Alcohol well hidden. Nice, medium strength bitterness in the finish. Really great beer (also after more than one year cellaring). World class.
alex_leit (782) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Reddish-bronze color with good foam. Aroma: heavy, smoked, burned wood, deep maltiness and wine. Taste: very smoked, porto, oak, malted, very warming. Great!
k0mpsa (1854) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at zly casy, prague. Dark copper color, white head. Aroma has smoke, some ham, rich malts. Rich sweet malty, smoke, balanced, some roasty notes.
Sdaniel90 (572) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500ml. Sparkling copper with a frothy to minimal tan head. Musky, earthy aromas of smoked wood, dried fruits, leather. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich, sweet and spicy, with a tremendous smoked malt character and a subtle but defining hoppy undertone. Exquisite fiery alcohol and smoked finish. An extraordinary beer.