3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2016 oh fuck. fatty meaty smoked ham nose instantly a 10, instantly one of the best smoked beers, best beers, best things i’ve smelled in my life. chewy, hearty, meaty ffuuuuuuuuu smokey sweet malt up front, tangy peppery late, 30 minute lingering finish. decadent, rich, toasty malt perfect balance of sweetness, toast, smoke and bitterness. fruit pith and rind, light herbal notes, some black pepper, caramel / toffee richness throughout. this is a malt showcase. hearty, salty honey glazed ham skin cracklins, incredibly chewy and smooth and full. this is what i want Schlenkerla to be to me again, but it’s not. I had oak barrel Urbock the night before and found it the poorest batch I’ve ever had, which made me uneasy at the time, because either my tastes have changed or the brew had. regardless, this was a magical moment and I don’t think any Schlenkerla has matched, if you can believe that. I couldn’t either. and I’m doing Bavaria for kellerbier and pilsner and not in the mood for rauchbier or anything high gravity on this day, but Andreas insists I try his rauchdoppelbock and brings me a glass from the back and my mind fucking melted. obirt2000 (9) - Notaresco, ITALY - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
Un altro capolavoro del maestro ! Inutile commentare le sue birre ! Sono tutte perfette therose (11) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 14, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2017 My favourite beer of all time, never had something similar. Hogh smokyness with a long persistance, caramel, high body. jgarreth (11) - - DEC 20, 2016
Birra affumicata scura, malto, speck, scamorza, molto corpo, zero schiuma, persistente in bocca, capolavoro del genere Ernest (7698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Draught in Strassgiech.
Head is lasting.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, toasted nuts, caramel, cookie), with notes of hickory smoked bacon, xmas tree, fireplace, tar, fruitcake, dried mango, orange zest, plum, and manure.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
The aroma is just completely off the hook. You thought Schlenkerla was complex, well...this is on entirely different level. Mind you, this is definitely a slow sipper and quite sweet, but it’s not at all a fatiguing sugar-and-alcohol bomb. Just as light pale lagers are very difficult to make well, so too are big beers like this, yet Andreas does both expertly. A truly amazing beer.
Mortlach (2347) - Rome, ITALY - APR 5, 2014
17/03/2014 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Ambrata carica, intensa, limpida, riflessi miele di castagno, schiuma bianca sporca media e persistente. Al naso sentori di caramello, dolciastra, etilica, potente affumicato, bacon, fumo, sontuosa, infinita, da sniffare per ore! In bocca è davvero "tanta roba", attacco maltato, gran corpo, quindi una nota affumicata potente, di quelle che lasciano il segno. Una birra sontuosa, quasi arrogante nella sua potenza, evocativa come poche altre. Perfetta per accompagnare un bello stinco di maiale con patate. 77ships (9834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2016
330 ml. bottle. BBF 31.05.18. Lightly hazy deep amber, creamy small off-white head. Nose is super intense thick oily smoke, smoked tea caramel, pine syrup, honey goop, wood smoked, smoked tea, intense oil & syrup, this more than thick oil. Taste is just pure Lapsang & Tarry Souchong tea, pure concentrated oil, super oily caramel, esoteric oil, crazily thick honey, white grape jelly, caramel, biscuit & cookie oil, smoked oily bark, oil sweetness. Thick crazily oily Lapsang & Tarry Souchong tea caramel body. Lots of reviews seem to be comparing this one with Schlenkerla Märzen but for me this is totally different, Schlenkerla is sweet malts, oily smoke, caramel etc. this one is pure intensified insanely oily smoked Chinese oil, there is caramel sweetness but it carries almost no malt character, all pure oil with a dash of sugar. There is so much to this, this is almost hard to drink, you have to fight with this beer, decadent & extreme to the limit this is an admirable treat. Batavi (388) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2017
Geproefd tijdens Borefts 2016, van de tap in het proefglas, mijn eerste bier van deze Duitse microbrouwerij. Troebel goud oranje van kleur, met een kleine beige schuimkraag. De aroma’s zijn overweldigend rokerig, maar niet scherp turf of teerachtig als bij de Närke Svartmölska hiervoor. Eerder zacht, als in beukenhout rook, dit doet inderdaad denken aan gerookte ham, als een Schwarzwälder Schinken, heel bijzonder! Verder ook zoete accenten van karamel en honing, gecombineerd met kruidige accenten van peper en boskruiden. Verder honing, mosterd dille dressing, gerookte zalm, heel apart maar toch perfect in balans! De smaak is zoet en erg rokerig, licht hartige umami tonen, beukenhoutrook, bacon, de moutige zoetheid wordt geaccentueerd door tonen van karamel en honing, daarna een drogere afdronk van houtige tonen en kruiden. Het mondgevoel is dik, zacht en olieachtig, met een medium carbonatie, en een zachte alcoholwarmte in de finish. Een zeer mooie gerookte Doppelbock, met een zeer fijne balans in aroma’s en smaken. Aangename kennismaking met deze Duitse brouwerij. nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2017
33 cl. bottle bb 12 OKT 2018. Lightly hazy chestnut brew with a lasting ring of bubbles. Nose is smoked pork and beef with some wheat and caramel apple. Flavor follows the same course with possibly even more smoked meat. Some mild chocolate and molasses eventually show up in the long aftertaste to make this even more delicious. Medium bodied brew has a smooth, low-medium fizz and the huge smoky slant you’re expecting.
omhper (25160) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clearamber, no head. Smokey tarry bacon aroma. Mid-sweet with beautifully soft mouthfeel. Tarry salmiak - like Schlenkerla condensed. So seemless and soft - just beautiful!