BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half-litre bottle, just out of date when poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Nov 2012 @ home.
Good clear amber body with a creamy tan coloured head (for twenty seconds), the head sadly soon turned into a wispy covering and collar.
Smoked German ham came straight into my mind as I poured the beer and the aroma left the bottle. This beer is a liquid version of smoked ham that has been infused with dark, sweet, malty molasses and wraped in hops.
Really enjoyed this beer: I’ve been to Bamberg a few times and have struggled to embrace the whole rauch scene in general, wish I’d found this during my visits, it might have changed my view of smoky brews: oak obviously does it for me rather than the beech!
cmacklin (349) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish brown with a large, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Smoked malt aroma with wood and caramel. Sweet flavour of caramel with smoked malt and wood, leading to a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Nicely done and well balanced.
tennisjoel (1195) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoke is the main player here, like with pretty much all of Aecht Schlenkerla beers. Good mix of sweet malts to compliment the smoke. This was another treat from this brewer. Not getting much of the hops. Good beer and somewhat original.
83Johan (3) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Røget blød øl. Den minder om en wiskey, men er ikke med skarp eftersmag. Ikke for alle, da den er røget.
tsd08460 (92) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: smoke, caramel,
Appearance: amber, clear, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, smoke
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
beerbomb65 (26) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from McHugh’s in Dublin. As soon as you open the bottle the smokiness hits you but its not unpleasant. There’s a real oaky smokiness with this and cured bacon but also fairly sweet with dark malt and dark fruit but with a smoothish mouthfeel. For me the "smoky bacon" is just a little too much but nice all the same.
sokuzs1 (165) - - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: ham, smoke, caramel, bread
Taste: light bitter, heavy sweet, ham, smoke, bread, caramel
Saeglopur (746) - 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 (564) - 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 (43) - 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 (1409) - 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.