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.
mateuszk (1021) - 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 (2117) - 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 (1268) - 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 (52) - 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.
Cousin_Larry (639) - - JUN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(First tapping every first Thursday of October) A smoked bock beer for Bamberg’s strong beer season (October through December). Matured for months in ancient rock-cellars underneath Bamberg and tapped freshly from the oakwood cask. Similar to, but much bigger than the classic Maerzen style.
teddybeer (2804) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with an off-white head with medium retention. Aroma has notes of smoke, burnt caramel and toasted malts. Flavor is wooden, toasty, slightly bittery with smoky notes. Creamy and smooth on palate with toasted malts and burnt wooden notes.
theOptimator (329) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is rich malty toasty bready with a pleasant but not overwhelming smokiness. Appearance is chocolate brown clear with small tan head that lingers. Taste is rich toasty smooth sweet malt with pleasant smokiness holding it all up and lingering in the finish. Bit of spiciness from the hops. Palate is medium+, crisp with lingering sweetness keeping the smoke balanced. Somehow manages a pleasant creaminess. Overall an excellent. beer. Without the smoke it is a fine Bock on its own. The smoke adds big depth. The most enjoyable smoked beer I have had.
cmacklin (446) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown with a medium, short lived, beige head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with a nice smoky note. Sweet roasted malt flavour with caramel, oak and a smoky, dry, bitter finish. Full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Nice and well balanced.
Fisler (234) - Bamberg, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Im Glas gewohnt dunkel, schöner Schaum, der im Shaker als kleiner Firn überbleibt. In der Nase, jaaa, Räucherschinken, muss man halt mögen, ich bekommt gleich Lust auf ne fränkische Brotzeitplatte.
Im Trunk ist der Schinken nicht mehr so dominant, das Rauch,als setzt sich aber deutlich fort. Leichte Süße, dann deutlich bitter, langer Abgang, Holz, etwas Alkohol. Die wichtigste Mahlzeit des Tages.