Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dull chestnut color with an inch or so of khaki head. Oh, the aroma. Holy smokes! Pun intended, of course. Very smokey and sweet aroma tickles the nostrils in a way that makes say "Oh, that’s nice." Woody, campfire smoke mixed with caramel and brown sugar wafts so gracefully from my mug I can practically see it. If campfires smelled so good I’d find myself sleeping on dirt in a tent thrice a week. The flavor is much more subtle than the nose. Slightly dry, nutty, and smokey with no more than a wisp of noble hops to say Auf Wiedersehen! as the sip embarks on a perilous journey down your throat. The palate is robust yet quaffable, rating a perfect 10 on the Goldilocks scale of alcohol content vs. drinkability. Without resigning myself to hyperbole, I must unequivocally state that this is the most perfect beer ever crafted by humans or outer space aliens.
JulioRangel (73) - Salvador, BRAZIL - SEP 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cerveja escura, bastante aromática, seca e de teor alcoolico elevado. Corpo leve. Característica marcante do malte defumado.
pityu (131) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled - Nice and sweet smoked aromas with some dried fuit notes. Light brown colour with a thin, but long lasting beige head. Sweet malty, bready tastes with a smoky twist without being too agressive. Some caramel, dried plums, and gently smoked ham tastes can be found. Full body, low carbonation, nice smoky finish. A well balanced smoked beer.
Sdaniel90 (572) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. Clear ruby with a frothy brown head. Musky, smoked aroma. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet and malty with a deep smoked character. Smoked herbal bitter finish. Very nice.
thb (765) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is very, very delicious. Dark brown with half inch of white bubbles. And wood smoke. Some rauchbiers are "smoky", this one is "campfire". Big and bold. Takes no prisoners. Yum.
migwell (134) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I lived in Bamberg many years ago, courtesy of Uncle Sam, and occasionally went to the ancient gasthaus where this beer is still served. Were the walls painted with bulls blood? Could be. Anywho, I was not particularly enamored of the rauchbier in those days and never had their Urbock until just now. This is a very palatable beer, with the meaty smokiness of rauchbier toned down by the darker malt. Poured into a squat tulip, smells smoky alright, looks dark reddish brown with a negligible head that does not persist. Good balance of flavors and not offensive at all to this aged vegetarian.
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours dark amber, solid white head. Aroma of campfire, ham, sausages with caramely and malty backbone. Very chewy aroma. In taste similar, very solid smokiness, medium to high sweetness finished with solid biterness. Medium to full body. Classic beer, still great.
Brewmetheus (13) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first smoked beer I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Other's can write the notes, a great treat to find on tap at the Three Boars Eatery in Edmonton AB.
patricks110 (2184) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brew. Not as smoky as other Schlenkerla brews. Pours a light copper colour with a thin off white head. The nose is smoky, campfire-esque with a light toasted malt, a bit spicy. Not too smoky but a nicely balanced malt and smoke.
CraftBeerNick (1315) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 9th July 15. Pours copper in colour, aroma is smoky barbecue, slight coffee, taste is slick smoke, caramel, vanilla, slight spice, sweet smokey caramel. Nice meaty smoked beast
bg80 (57) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a bottle. Wow -- amazing smoked beer with rich mahogany color, some lacing of a thin white head. Smoky without being overly burnt or roasted. Sweet, smooth malty goodness. The epitome of a smoked beer.