MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 6.5%. Weak bready aroma. Clear dark amber colour. Very small head. The flavour is nicely malty with a little brown sugar. Good peppery notes, well-balanced.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30 cL bottle. Pours clear and dark brown and golden with a white head. Mild roasted malty and slight cornish aroma. Sweet roasted malty flavoured. Lingering sweet malty and mild spiced. Sweet finish with a nice roasted smoothness.
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep red colour with a normal size head and loads of great carbonation.
Smell is very fruity and sweet, some nuts also there.
Very good taste, well balanced malts and fruits.
Goes down very warm, nice and pleasantly.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [thank you, bierkoning]
Pours lovely ruby-red with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has light caramel, some citric hops with a light smoky note. Highish carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit metallic, some sweet malts. Lots of dryness and a light fruitiness. Quite hoppy finish. Okay.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, drank at about 15C) Clear, dark amber with a smallish, firm head. Aroma of caramel and some roasted malt, with a hint of sourness and smoke. Sweetish-malty, caramely flavor with some alcohol presence, and dried fruit. Almost medium body with quite smooth carbonation. A simple, but smooth and reasonably balanced bock with not too much sweetness.
Borresteijn (5855) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ a tasting session. Ruby brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Flavour is very metallic, roasted malts and some dark fruits. Quite bitter. Bit thin. Don’t like the metallic flavour at all.
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 1 feb 2008) Dark ruby colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, nutty nose with chocolate and dark fruit. Malty, slightly spicy taste with notes of chocolate, hints of clove and/or nutmeg and a spicy, chocolatey finish. Overall very balanced and smooth. Nice and well made bock, without straying too far from the middle of the road.
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby red colour, off-white head. Aroma is of sweet caramel malts. Flavour is of roasted malts and bread. Not very well.
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,3ltr: This is a well-balanced dutch bock from Limburg. Dark brown sweet and bitter taste all in one.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour. Pretty much the classic bock appearance. Almondy, sweetish nose. Bit lighter in profile than the average bock from Germany. Good, sweet malty flavour with almond stone coming late.