NeuroPliny (141) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 500 mL bottle. Clear dark brown with persistent toffee head. Good lacing. Aroma is smoked barbecue jerky and dark malts. Flavour is smoked hickory and burnt malts. Interesting smoked beer.
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (500 ml). Dark brown with reddish reflects, medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma is quite smokey but as always with Schlenkerla it’s deep and well intagrated. In this one, it’s similar to Gouda cheese. There’s also caramel, malt sweetness and dark fruits notes. Taste is also of smoke but it leaves enough place for the malt, caramel and dark fruits to express. Light wooden notes too. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel, somewhat creamy too. Gentle medium lasting smokey aftertaste. One of the best Smoked beer I’ve tried so far. Impressive balance and drinkability. This isn’t just plain smoke, it’s quite complex and really tasty. I love Schlenkerla!
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours medium dark brown mahogany with a reviving and slightly creamy light beige head, nice lacing. rich beech-smoked and browned caramel and specialty malts, very woody and fairly tannic, red fruitiness, but also dried lightly sweetened dates, figs and prunes, caramelized nuts, some sweetness - brown sugar, few phenolic esters - much welcomed here; grassy, peppery, minerals. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, bittersweet very grassy-peppery and assertively tannic woody finish. woody more than woodsy. tasty. good.
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear reddish amber brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have smoked meats, campfire, charred wood, just plenty of smoked character. One of my earliest smoked beer experiences and still one of the standards.
mathieuc (1145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium brown with a small offwhite head that leaves pretty lacing. Nose is of intense smoke, like at the fish smokers, over a caramel syrup background. There is also a light fruity character to it. Taste is sweet but way less than its doppel sibling, moderately bitter. Flavors of smoke once again and some sweet syrup. Finish is just smoky, completing the experience. Body is medium, carbonation more than sufficient (once again an improvement from the doppelbock to me) and lightly sticky. Pretty authentic and fun, I need to go down there some day to sample it from the cask!
RCx240 (13) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of pine and campfires. Color is a deep red with an off white head. Good retention. Taste is much like the smell, pine, ash, campfires. Lingers for a few moments on the palate. A good representation of the smoked style.
martin00sr (479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown, small offwhite head. Strong, meaty and smoky aroma. Flavour has malt, smoke, a little sour towards the finish.
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A darkbrown / dark red beer with quite a firm layer of somewhat brown foam. A nice smoked aroma which reminds me of smoked salmon. This goes on into the taste, accompanied by something which resembles some sort of licorice or other sweetness. The aftertaste is subtile bitter, and hangs around for a while.
Een donkerbruin, donkerrrood bier met een vrij stevige kraag, lichtbruin van kleur. Een lekker rokerig aroma dat doen denken aan gerookte zalm. Dit gaat zeker in de smaak mee, maar samen met iets dat lijkt op drop. Subtiele bittere nasmaak die even blijft hangen.
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Stein:
Medium sized thick, slowly changing, creamy beige head on top of a dark ruby colored beer.
Aromas of smoke, leather, fireplace, malts, dried leaves, a hint of something coal alike.
Flavours of light smoke, bitters, malts, some flowers, some herbs, smoked herbs, some wood, grains, some toast, nuts and a leather sprinkle...
Aftertaste is bitter, light smokey, some malts and some sweet leaves.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel and texture and a body between medium and fuller.
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Julios (from bottle). Pours a reddish brown. Very complex flavors with the most obvious being smoke and oak but there is alot more going on with this. Truly one of the great smoked beers out there.