SanfordBrewer (1350) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
opaque black, thick foamy brown head, silky full body, med-co2.
aroma: sweet chocolate malt, pleasant smoke.
T1= dusty chocolate malt, co2.
T2= very chocolate malt, char, smoke.
T3= a bit of chocolate malt, slight char.
feels and tastes like creamy porter. it’s rich and silky with lots of chocolate and a very pleasing touch of smoke.
malrubius (1406) - Valley Stream, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 in Schlenkerla glass. Slightly different label than shown. Dark brown with lasting dense head and lace. Smoky grassy caramel aroma. Rich smoky grassy caramel with lingering toasty caramel. Soft creamy mouthfeel and fine carbo. If I brewed a beer, I would hope it to be like this. Awesome. Just shy of Schlenkerla itself.
Goldenpole (10) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep brown almost completely opaque. Beautiful tan head, that fades somewhat quickly with nice lacing. Aroma of smoked bacon. Enough said. I mean it’s beer, but it smells like bacon. C’mon.
Some chocolate notes, caramels and nut. Fantastic drinkable session beer.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks great. Very dark almost black, tall beige head, great lacing. Amazing aroma, coffee, jerky, chocolate, and tobacco assault the nose. Flavour is just as complex. Very smokey with notes of meat, coffee, chocolate, and tobacco. The palate goes of forever. Very flavourful. Well balanced, smokey but not over the top. and very dry almost salty.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful rauchbier and a great new discovery. Pours a gorgeous black colour, with a little gold flashing at the edges. Soft toffe-colored head, with better than average lacing. A hung-venison smokiness dominates, with a beautiful choco-coffee character following closely behind. A slight soya sauce aroma can also be found. Palate is less smoky than other rauchbiers I have had, with wild game jerky, bitter chocolate, and mushroom soy sauce runnning over a silken palate. Finish is salty, but not unpleasantly so, and offsets the sweetness of this beer wonderfully. This will find its way into my shopping basket again!
HonusWagner (909) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic, well-balanced Rauchbier. Has that campfire characteristic that I love but isn’t overpowering and is extremely drinkable. Kind of like a good smoked porter rather than a pure Rauchbier, lots of rich dark malt flavors including cocoa sweetness. Great beer.
czar (2392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours copper, slight haze, with a creamy off-white head. malty and smoked, of course! smoke is present but it really allows other esters to show. good malty profile, caramel and roasted malts, average carbonation. another great offering from LTM. all for one!
lithy (2997) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting from a bottle thanks to grownfool. Brown-red, tan head. Nice light meat aroma, ash. Taste is light smoke, meat, ash, campfire.
pootzboy (1484) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked & caged bottle:
Pours a lush turbid brown beer in the glass. Puffy 3 finger cap takes a while to collapse into a surface lace. Moderate carbonation.
Aroma is pungent with bready cocoa and musty woody tones, light applewood smoke tone.
Rich malt spine, creamy mouth feel.
Big flavor of the bread-cocoa-smoke in the front then some musty woody hopping, long wet finish.
A smoked lager that profiles a rich malt mixture and keeps the smoke flavor as a background tone...excellent and drinkable.
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This very full flavored beer is masterfully done. Great integration of all the qualities. Poured with a nice tan head and a little lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is mainly smoke complimented with dark roasty malts, a hint of licorice and french roast coffee. Flavor is exactly the same. Body is great and ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor and taper into a nice semilong end.