MattMex (16) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drunked 2 times on Tap in Bamberg, and collected some bottles to drink at home.
The best way to drink this beer, is on tap at Sclenkerla. Something marvelous, one of the best ever I have drunk around the world. Bottle is good, but on Tap is more and more.
rumore (252) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle at L’angolo Blu, Rimini, Italy. Pours brilliant but dark brown, with very fine white foam. Aroma is smoked, but also dried figs. Body is tendentially light, worth some carbonation. Taste starts sweet, but then a well-persistent bitterness from the smoked barley comes up.
DonGregorio (156) - POLAND - DEC 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark red beer with small off-white head. Smokey aroma of ham, bacon, wood, a bit toasted, with lighter notes of bread and cherry. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter, lots of smoke, bacon, wood, some bread, caramel. Medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. A real classic - smokey, meaty, brings back campfire memories.
Emelie (44) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: rök, chark, söt, syrlig,
Smak: knäckebröd, rök, chark, metall, torkad frukt,
ChadPoole (391) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma is big smoked malts and bacon with notes of molasses. Big smoked malt flavour up front with fruits, molasses and a charcoal finish. It has a med body with a good sweet bitter balance. A good winter beer.
GoufCustom (1816) - HONG KONG - DEC 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Looks: Clear deep amber brown colour; Two-finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant full smoked malt which can be smelt a foot away, with well-done bacon, toast, caramel, strong cherry, red fruits, floral, molasses, bread, lemon and fresh grass. Yum!
Taste: Close to medium sweet rich malt, with potent bacon smoke, moderate ash, light soot, caramel, burnt toast, floral, molasses, earth, strong dough, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass.
Body: Close to medium body; Dry and creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Rich maltyness in a thick background, very creamy and chewy (nice!). Smokiness is potent but not overbearing, full of nice bacon, light ashes and bit sooty. Fairly toasty with lots of caramel. Flowery with good sweetness. Earthy doughty with lemon to round. Fantastic!
Hoppiness: Floral, lemon and fresh grass in nose. Earth, floral, lemon and grass. in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, medium astringent meaty malty finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy, smoky and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This got to be the template for how smoked beer should be done - good head and looks, Strong but lovely bacon smokey aroma, rich creamy maltyness of Maerzen with just the right amount of ashes and smokes. Fundamentally strong in all areas yet so pleasant to drink. What more can I say? A classic!
mmargarucci (332) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the brewery. Pours a brownish color. Aroma filled with smoke, bacon and fire. Taste is surprisingly balanced caramel malt notes with an overpowering smiley finish. Amazing how much better this beer is at the source from the oak barrel than in the bottle. Classic and good. Most probably my favorite German traditional beer.
ansalon (3392) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a moderate frothy off white head. Aromas of smoked ham, rye bread, leather, tobacco, soil. Taste is smoked with caramel tones and floral notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.
thomat (3581) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From barrel @ Bishops Arms Plaza. Dark reddish amber with a medium tan head. Malty and smokey tones. Malt, smoke, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter / smokey finish.
GhostS (191) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong aroma - smoky in abundance (smoked plums, dried pears slightly moldy, burnt fruit wood), slightly burnt and dump straws, heavy smell of old wooden cask, burnt bacon, a bit of well roasted malt.
medium taste, well accentuated - burnt malt and fruit wood, burnt straws, a lot of smoke, emphasized and dominant, some tar, a bit of sweetness and caramel, tainted black fruits, some over cooked meat, a bit of bitterness.
very good beer!