Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. The aroma is predominantly smoky the flavour both smoky and sweet. This is a very good robust beer. This is the first time I have tried the bock style, I am very impressed.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 05/07/14. A very dark brown coloured beer with an off-white short lived head. Great smoked malts in the nose. Really authentic Bambergian aromas full of smoked ham. Also good smoke in the mouth. Hints of sweetness too and Germanic hopping. I like it a lot. Not Schlenkerla but pretty damn good.
JohnRMurdoch (3411) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Medium brown, reasonable head. Grain caramel malt flavour. Smokey toffee grain flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. A mildly smokey bitter. Not bad.
mr_h (3089) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr - clear brown, thin bubbly off-white head, raisin toffee aroma, no lacing, subtle smokiness, toffee dominates, oily texture
Stuartyboy (720) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a clear reddish brown ale with underlying smokey peaty flavours up front is red fruits and brown sugar giving a sweet finish
zacgillbanks (2557) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M&S Metrocentre, Gateshead. Copper coloured with a smoked malt and toffee flavour, oak notes and more light roasted notes on the finish.
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml from Marks & Spencers in Banbury. Reddy brown with big off white head. There is a light, peaty bonfire note in the aroma, this doesn’t totally follow through to the flavour but there is enough to pick up a hint of smoky bacon. The beer is a touch sweetish, malty, roasted grain with a hint of roasted plum or caramelised apple. Pretty decent.
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at M&S. Pours clear, amber-gold with a thin, creamy off-white head. The aroma is somewhat hammy with notes of toasted, bready malts, some ripening berries, restrained smoke. Medium sweet flavor with nice cured ham character, a bit of dry bread, honey, faint toffee. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Moderate sweetness at the end with further toasty bread, cured ham, a bit of other smoked meat, subtle toffee sugars, just touches of bitter leaves. Absolutely nothing wrong here.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Reddish Brown in colour. Light smoke aroma; reminiscent of smoked ham. Malty; smoked malts, caramel. Hoppy; little hop bitterness. Sweet smoky malty and rather dry throughout. It is a rather subtle smoked taste; not overpowering or intense. Perhaps a good choice for people who have never tried smoked beers before. Easy drinking lightly smoked beer.
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Deep gold with a ring of white head; smoky bacon aroma - as in the artificial potato crisp aroma, rather than the real thing; soft, caramel taste with some light smoke and good depth from the malts. A reasonable attempt at the style.