Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer had a dark red/brown color and the head was moderate with some tag along lacing. The aroma reminded me of what it might smell like if my roof was on fire while I was cooking breakfast and drinking a Huber bock. Sweet and smoky, bacon and molasses, salty. The finish was bittersweet and of course..smoky. I wonder how this would work with beer can chicken?
fishonmyplane (498) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 First off, the aroma is incredible; very much like smoked salmon. I had to just enjoy the smell for a little while before pouring it into the glass. The beer has a thin white head and a dark reddish/brown color(but for a beer like this, appearance is the last thing on my mind). The flavor is very smokey, but well-balanced by a sweet, rich maltiness and just a hint of hops. Very well done. It’s 6.5% but I didn’t even notice the alcohol presence amidst all the dense flavors loaded into this beer. A great beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and well balanced. The smoke is strong, but not overwhelming. Nice dark bock color and lasting head. The malt is sweet, but well balanced by the smoke. Very gooey.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 Delicous sweet malt, and smoked bacon aroma. Ruby brown body with a very small head. Great taste of sweet smoked malts. Lingering sweet and almost salty taste. Very drinkable and delicous.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy brown colour. Smoked bacon aroma and flavour with a watery, empty finish.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just out standing. Has everything a good bock has. But what puts this over the top is the great smoke flavor.
TADDYPRTR (6) - USA - AUG 12, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great color, medium head that lingers a bit. Smokey smell and taste. I love this beer for two at most, then it becomes a little overbearing. Interesting though, I had a Don Diego Playboy with this beer and it was fab.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(via Mabdoney) I have only had a few from this style and this one is just as good as the rest. Looked just like coca cola. Strong beef jerky/smoke aroma.....a great steak beer....I got a lot of alcohol in the taste for it being only 6.5.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Unique...tastes and smells like a New York Strip steak. No joke! I ate...I mean, drank this with a prime rib, and I didn't like the combination very well. Lingering finish and a thin mouthfeel, considering how hearty the taste was. I like the style but this one did not impress me.
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Most powerful of the Schlenkerla line, and does not disappoint. Almost had to sit down afterwards. Could not pick out a specific aftertaste as with the other 2, but still a very impressive brew nonetheless.