mecafilo (68) - Perugia, ITALY - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a dark red colour, big long lasting white head. Aroma is medium malty and softly hoppy, additional strong notes of smoke, nice (it seems bacon!). Taste is medium sweet, softly bitter, softly sour. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.
Percy0103 (72) - MEXICO - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l. This beer smells like bacon! It is a dark red beer with a medium creamy head that fades away in a minute or two. Taste is also of bacon, so maybe it should be renamed ¨bacon beer¨. Besides bacon, taste is also slightly watery and bitter. At the end, maybe the bacon taste and aroma overpowers the beer.
Beerenberger (1371) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ken shared a glass - thanks. Aroma is mostly smokey. Surprise… Pours a dark root beer hue with an off white ring and no lacing. The taste is
peaty but malty notes were also detected. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, not as smoke dominate as some of the other Aecht Schlenferal I've sampled.
StuartC (27) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Copper brown, not as thick or dark as may be expected. Aromas of Smoked meats and peppered German salami. On the palate there are more overtones of smoke - particularly smoked meats - though far behind this there are hints of bitter orange, oak chips, unrefined demerara sugar and a garlic oiliness. Overall, the smoke clearly dominates at every stage of tasting; rich and full, but a bit too mono-dimensional for my palate.
Niller (537) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark amber with a small tan head. Smokey aroma. Smokey taste with notes of caramel, malts, brown sugar. Soft carbonation. A bit oily texture. Smokey finish.
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Pours a deep brownish black hue with a small, fizzy, 1.5 finger head that leaves no lacing.
S- Smoke, light yeastiness
T- Mildly yeasty up front moving into smoke, coupled with dark chocolate and slight bitterness that fades to yeasty lagery notes.
M- Medium bodied, ample carbonation.
D- Very strange. I tried to get into this beer and to me, it seemed like a very average lager with undertones of deep smokiness. Not as complex or interesting as I would have hoped.
SamP01 (539) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark clear brown with a minimal beige head. Has a pleasant barbeque pit smokiness on the nose with some toasted malt and grains underlying on the taste. A medium body on the palate with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a toasted malt, earthy grains with a gentle smoked campfire flavor. A very good drinking and enjoyable brew.
fajry (365) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flasa. Tmava hneda farba, kremova pena. Vona jemne troska sladka, nasledne otvorene masiarstvo. Krasne udene tony. V chuti prazene a karamelove slady, udeniny od najlepsich masiarov. Dymove dochute. Vyborne.
Peter_L (590) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Brunsvart vätska med två fingrar högt skum. Massiva och kraftigt påtaglig arom av rökt korv, charkuterier och bröd. Läskande smak där rökigheten är något nedtonad. Kvar finns dock smaken av prickig korv. Låg balanserad beska. Funkar förvånansvärt bra till grillad korv.
alex_alkis (186) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 The smoked taste is sharply evident. Almost so that it becomes a bit too much. Nevertheless a good, but very special beer