Steeeve (326) - 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.
ippopotamo36 (11) - - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely great! Dark brown and clear appearance, little tick foam. Aroma of dozens of notes: smoked cheese, bread, cooked bacon and grass. Mouth of bread, roasted malts, smoked cheese with a great bitterness cutting the previous notes in the final. Complex and very drinkable in the same time!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
lmastr (1) - Norma, ITALY - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. It completely tastes like bacon, and smells like bbq sauce. Love it. Maybe has a too strong flavour to drink it with some food.
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske, 50 cl. Mørkt mahogny brun med et lille, kortvarigt beige skum. Indbydende næse. Sødlig lejrbål eller nok nærmere charcuterie. Milde lakrids-noter. Zen-agtig balanceret smag mellem maltsødme og en mild, men vedvarende bitterhed. Let træ-agtige noter- Wauv. Indtil videre min favorit fra Aecht Schlenkerla.
krompt (498) - - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinking around a campfire makes this beer even better. Not a daily drink, but good every now and then
jh773 (29) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like smoked pork -- brings back good memories of home. Only a hint of meat in the aftertaste; smoky flavors dominate, with a touch of hops. Pleasantly effervescent. Very good.
EvanFriend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy smoke flavors dominate this beer, tastes almost like bacon. Incredible beer, not quite as good as the Eiche but certainly close.
JOHNCONOR (17) - USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had this take on a “smoke beer” before. I don’t remember much in the way of the nuances but I do remember enjoying it. I had it while defiling a woman’s kitchen in Fairlawn, NJ. I was attempting to rewrite the physics books and fit 20oz of tomato bits and thick cream into a pot that had no business holding half that amount. I digress… I found this beer again at the West Over Market in Arlington VA where every beer is gratuitously inflated. This didn’t stop me. When I opened it the beers froth erupted from the top and only stopped when I poured it into my glass. The initial head is impressive albeit short lived. Aroma itself is a feast, a cornucopia of rich and malty aromas. This beer is robust. Bacon, campfire smoke laced with oak and maple make this a righteous beer to sip on. It reminds me of crisp winter nights sitting next to the fire pit till 4am. Versatile beer when it comes to food pairings. Optimal pairing would be with a glazed Cornish game hen and a significant other. Thoroughly impressed with this one.
hockey9930 (64) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown with a thin bubbly off white head. Very strong aroma of smoky maple bacon. Pure smoke up front, rich sweet malt, nuts and maple. Very little bitterness, almost no hop flavor. Medium body, heavier than I expected.
coyforce (462) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely smokey. Pour is pitch black with no head. Aroma is smoke and burnt grains.
Mejs (75) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Aroma is smoke, ham, sausages, you’ll get hungry from it :) Pours clear amber with medium head. The beer is medium bodied, with low carbonation, so it is easy to drink. In taste you get great smoke combined with some malts and delicate hoppy bitterness.