Hikeg (192) - - OCT 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Average, creamy, pink, mostly diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, medium brown body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of roasted, molasses, caramel and milk chocolate. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of resin and lemon. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of earth and meat. Notes of smoke, tar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Moderate sweet, light bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, moderate bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium body. Watery texture. Soft carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish.
liinis (1758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aaaah this is smoky thick and sticky as a smoked should be. Great beer full of taste and by far best of these aecht schlenkerlas. Although has their trademark grilled sausage side flavour.
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Location: Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Deep Brown-Red
Aroma: Smoked meats, beef jerky, campfire malts, La Brea Tar Pits
Taste: Smoked sweet meats, some burned dark fruits
Overall: Not as ashy as the Marzen / Urbock and not as sweet/meaty as the Doppelbock...a new dimension of beefy dark fruitiness buried deep within.
nudiebear (292) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Shared by Meilby, thanks! Poured a clear light brown with no head. Aromatics are smoke, paprika and maple syrup. Spicy palate, smoky in the nose. Lightly sweet. Good beer and the first Smoked style I really liked.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deeper amber, frothy off-white head, somewhat nice lacing. Big smoked malt aroma, a
little meaty. Similar on the tongue. Smooth, body and mouthfeel are moderate. Smoke, charred
wood, and campfire last from start to finish. Finishes with a bit of a smoked meat, as most of Aecht
Schlenkerla beers. Nothing out of the ordinary, but solid like most of them are.
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by John, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bacony smoke with a bit of sweet grains and bread supporting. Flavor has a great bacony smoke with some sweet grains and a bit of an earthy note.
FBoekman (138) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Luktar tjära. Smakar tjära. Ok om man gillar askfat. Fast det blev lite bättre med tiden.
tnkw01 (1611) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with amber highlights when held upto the light. Large tan head and nice lace. Aroma is very smoky, almost a smoked maple ham smell. Taste is sweet smoke up front, slightly bitter in the middle with notes of hoppyness and a slightly sweet finish.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1005) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well it’s not lent and I did not find this in Germany, but hey, that’s fine with me! Maybe Westvleteren will take a hint... Chestnut brown with 1.5 inches of sepia head, medium coarseness, moderate-slow rate of decay. Aroma is of phenolic smoke, ash, and a backbone of caramelized sugars. Body is medium weight, syrupy-oily, moderate carbonation. Flavor is huge dry smokiness, wood, as it warms, the sweet caramel malt comes out and it becomes more balanced. Still, a bit too much smoke; I prefer the urbock I think.
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
13/IX/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) - BB: VIII/15 (2015-1188)
Clear dark brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very smoky, bit spicy, some banana, caramel, more spoke. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, caramel, somewhat sourish, chocolate, oh and very smoky of course. Aftertaste: very smoky, caramel, roasted, malty, cocoa powder.