ladnewton (1671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 24th November 2012 during session with Svesse. Black/ruby with light tan head. Rich and intense maltiness and nuttiness - hazelnut. Exquisite roasty flavours, nuttiness and pipe-smoke in-mouth; smoke enriching and intensifying with further sips. Rich fiery smoky finish with bitterness and earthiness. Engaging texture.
erickok (4469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, beige stable bubbly head. Light, very malty like smoke, German yeast, nutmeg and clove. Unique rich taste with sticky fruit sweetness and enough bitter hops. Super nice, very flavourful. (At Colin’s De Molen Tuesday Tasting)
zenkis (706) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle aged in store about year or two,
Indeed star, complex and very pleasant flavor. To me this one is not so much smoked as it is barley wine or kind of strong/old/scotch ale.
Aroma starts with intense medium smoked notes plus loads of dried, dark fruits or berries. With time after thick foam lays down aroma becomes more deeper even - dark-dried fruity sweetness, woody, smoked dried meat, leather, some citrus hops,caramel-candy sweet. Wow, heavy weight to my nose. Pours dark with beige, creamy top, but I miss precise color cause was breathless from flavour deepness. Thick lasing from the top of the glass. Taste is sweet, malty-caramel, reminds scotch ale but with loads of bitter from hopping as well as from darker malts, even some heavy roast tones in finish. Nice. Medium to full bodied, thick, stew-slick texture, average to soft carbonation, strong to medium roast-herbal bitter finish with long lasting bitter sweet aftertaste, dry to light dry finish.
Sweet, heavily bitter hopped brew with intense dark malts touch and very complementary hints of smoked malt.
I’m impressed deeply by this brew and already have some nostalgia cause of sign "retired" so hope to grab for rest of few bottles in my favorite beer store. Sorry guys.
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark red/brown - white head. Nice smokey. Roasted. Nutty. Licorice. Light sweetness. Nice barley. Nice malty. Licorice. Chocolate. Light burned. Red berries. Lovely medium smokey. This version is a lot netter than the first.
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark brown with a huge head. big lacing. Smoked aroma, very malty, with some raisins and nuts. Taste is smoke, but also slight burn. There is also some sweetness. A very nice winter warmer
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked this up at Brewberry in Paris, Jan 2013. Finally opening it up on a nice night in Leuven. From 50cl bottle into Lagunitas jar. Smoke aroma hits the nose as you pour it, but actually it’s pretty tame by Schlenkerla standards. Big cafe latte head that sticks for minutes. Dark brown beer. Aroma is a nice mix of smoke, dark fruit, booze, and tobacco. You really get the taste of smoke with this one - wow would this be great with some rich saucy BBQ brisket. A bit viscous, but appropriately so; also a bit hot. Will be sipping this for a little while. Pretty nice beer.
llkc (867) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft. citrus. røg. gran. svesker.
smag: dadler. røg meget kompleks. røg. sød. cigar. en smule smag af %
meget lækker øl
jesperhammer (3716) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
23-JUN-2012, bottle @Ulkløbben sommerfest, @Henrik, brought by Morten.
Clear but dark brown.
Alcohol and smoke aroma.
Taste is roasted, bacon, salami. Fantastic smoked brew. Very full for a change.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of flavors in this one. Bacon, hops, roasted malt, sweetness, possibly more. Some of the flavors compete with each other, but it’s nothing to ruin the beer. Not bad.
Jur (458) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam
This a very curious beast... Pour is dark brown, with hardly any head. Nose is like a classic Italian appetiser: melon with raw ham, the melon having undergone some slight fermentation. Taste is very similar, with some bitterness, slight roast and strong taste of alcohol. Slightly sour as well.
Strangely enough very pleasant, well balanced.