Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - AUG 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is really a strange beer: it's not the first smoked beer I've drunk, but I'v never found a beer that has a so strong smoked aroma and taste. The flavour is a little bit salty and spicy and reminded me smokd ham. Really particular, but good, very good!
Hansen (5980) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and a big lacing dark head. Lots of smoke in aroma. Taste with salt and a hint of sour feets. Try it!
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 i love this beer. when i first had it, i was shocked at the aroma and flavor(s), but once you overcome them, it is a truly unique and delicious experience. one of my favorites and highly recommended.
great as it warms up
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is the smokiest I've ever smelled. Like a steak. Fairly dark color, tan thin head. As jskendzel described it to me," like drinking a steak." However, I prefer to eat my steaks. Smoked beers I think need a little sweetness to be good, but this bottle does not.
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Normally, I eat beef jerky after a few beers and it tastes great. However, when the beer tastes like beef jerky, it undermines the whole experience.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The intense woody smoke flavor and aroma is great. This is a truly interesting beer not for the novice. The malty smoke flavor and aroma are not something I could drink much of, but when I do I really enjoy it. This beer would accompany cheese and anything spicy well.
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never let it be said that one could get hammered on a Schlenkerla. Smokiness is deep, but makes for one of the most flavorful beers of a lifetime. Excellent as a meal, but I would never try more than one in a row. Almost needs a chaser, but man, what a tasty brew. Marzen had a bit of a bacon aftertaste (sounds odd, but well worth it).
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Sampled on tap at the brewery-pub
A very dark beer for a Marzen, a dark amber in color. This one is quite dry tasting, with a very pronounced smokiness to it. The dryness seems to accentuate and focus your tastebuds upon the smoke flavor. This beer has quite a good amount of Body, a certain fullness that comes through even though it is quite dry tasting. There is not much in the way of hop flavor, which is good, as it allows the subdued malt and smoke to come through.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany color, small off-white head. Had a very meaty aroma and flavor. kinda smelled like a ham or bacon. Imparted a distinct woody/smokey flavor similar to that of liquid smoke. A little on the watery side. This was my first smoked beer. Unique, but enjoyable.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep smoke in the nose, took me by surprise. Dense, creamy, and lingering head. Smoke and assertive malt up front. Dry. Clean finish. Leaves some smoldering embers well after it's gone.