crazyvin (1804) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice deep copper body with a off white head that had good retention and lace. Aroma had a strong smoke aroma upfront, mostly oak but there was an alder like presence to it too. Some sweet malt notes in the back. Flavor was mostly similar. Obviously there was a strong smoke flavor to it. It kind of reminded me of liquid smoke. Good smoke flavor with a savory note. Sweetness of the malts came through a little more than the aroma indicated. Finish was slightly dry and the mouth-feel was decent.
JHillAustin49 (58) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another highly rated beer but not for me, gotta try everything I can to know what’s out there though. 4 oz draft at Jester King today poured apple juice tone clear with mild carbonation and little head. Notably smokey nose, unfortunately reminded me of smoked ham which ruined the experience. Taste was better but not for me still, smokey wood/malts and more almost smoked meat flavor. Thick mouthful, dry bitter end.
Beerhammaren (770) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.5l bottle @ Peurunka Apollo Taverna Pours clear copper with almost no head at all. Aroma is smoked pork, malts, fruits. Rubber notes? Flavor is alcohol, smoke, smoked pork, ash. Woody. Dry palate, some hops.
zimbo (415) - SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clean clear amber orange brown colour. Moderate but just lasting white head. Nose has a deep roasted meaty quality wrapped in sweet smoke. Taste is superbly complex. Clean, rich tantalizingly strong but balanced smoky flavours and the oak quality and alcohol are superbly well integrated. Firm strong intricate structure. Long deep satisfying finish.
eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Normally dig these products, but this one wasn’t great. Pour was amber brown, thin head. Aroma of smokey ash and caramel. Flavor followed, dry smokey oak, slight acidity in the finish, dry, and bitter. Meatiness was also lacking the norm from Schlenkerla. Meh.
TylerGreenDC (140) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Tremendous oaky aroma. Thin, almost absent carbonation. Sweet toffee flavor with a syrupy, sticky mouth feel. Quite an experience.
SperkeleForce (347) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours amber copper color with minimal white lacing head and a smoked ham scent. First observations of the taste is that it has some smoked ham and wood in it, secondary tastes emerge after few sips as sweet and smoked malts, caramel, some spicyness and herbs The smokiness of Hellers rauchbiers are truly unique and thrillingly tasty. One of the best smoked style beers i have tasted.This would even work well as a breakfast in some occasions. Very tasty drink.
Erasmus_ro (1065) - Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ #HPJ-13. Pours a clear burnished copper with a small, white head. Aroma is smoke and smoked ham. A bit of oak perhaps as well. Taste is rather sweet. Smoke and smoked ham dominate again, but caramel is quite strong as is certain pale malt graininess. The malt base is really strong in this one in comparison to Urbock or Märzen. Some nuttiness and butteriness. Surprisingly light in the mouth, not much carbonation. A bit of a disappointment perhaps.
Zarkam (201) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, clear deep amber colour, small frothy off-white head, not much lacing. Smoky and tarry aroma of caramel malt, fruit, herbs and even a bit of meat. Taste is bittersweet and somewhat salty initially, turning into a longish bitter finish with a moderately astringent and slightly alcoholic feel. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Quite good and stands out, should certainly try out more of this style as I’m into all kind of smoked things anyway.
BitchPls (352) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper, red, caramel coloured clear beer with a small beihe head. A lovely smokey, smoked ham aroma with sweetness. Very soft mouth feel. Full body. A hint of bitterness but lots of caramel and sweetness. Very lovely taste. The bitterness actually arrives a little lately in the after taste. A very good beer!
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark orange with a large light tan head. Smells strongly of smoke. Taste is strongly smokey with a little malt sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth, slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock finishes with a lingering smokey sweetness.