Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Russet brown colour beer with a good sized, white head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruit, mild spice and cardboard. Medium sweetness and body. Slightly oily texture, soft carbonation. Felt stronger than 7.2%. Decent enough.
Douberd (2615) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Allgäuer Steinbock) Swing top bottle, 500 ml, at home. Served into a snifter, ABV 7.2%
Light brown colour on the body, clear, small and thin head, mostly white, with average to low retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of straw, malts, light caramel, toasted malts.
Taste also of straw, grass, stale bread, light toasted malts, light caramel.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation.
charlotte (4330) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Dark amber colour with medium off white head.Aroma of caramel and tosted malt,even hint of toffee caramel,nuts and hops,medium body and short sweet finish.
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear dark amber, thick off-white head. Very herbal aromas, sweet cereal notes too. taste is more of the same, but a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Hides the 7.2% well. Very easy-drinking. Not exactly exciting, but a well-made strong beer.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Not a style I favour but enjoyed this. Amber colour with a thick almost white head. Aroma is the usual heavily malted German stuff, tea, raisin, cardboard. Flavour is malty, a little herby, some chocolate sweetness. Did it for me.
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(swing top bottle) Clear, amber to light-copper colour with a short and slightly off-white foamy head. Slightly sugary (cara)-malty aroma with notes of bread and molasses, also shy hints of alcohol. Sweet flavour with a restrained level of bitterness, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Initially sweet cara-malty and not very complex taste with hints of metal and alcohol towards the sweetish finish. One-dimensional, a bit disappointing Bock. 15.I.14
pivnizub (9030) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bügelverschlußflasche: Deep golden to light amber coloured, clear, mid-sized and lacy off-white head, alcoholic and metallic-toasty nose with a card boardy touch; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, quite soft and pretty light bodied; slightly lingering dryish bitter-sweet finish with a malty touch. Quite a monotonous brew…
kevnic2008 (8502) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of dark malts. Some sweetness. A little sweet. Lasting aftertaste with flavours of malt and malt sweetness.
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany brown colour. Aroma of wood and sweet malts and brown sugar. Very rich and warming, sweet, malty flavour.
DanielBrown (3925) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Darkish amber, mit very small head. Smells very malty, like sugared shreddies. When first swigged (quite timidly in this case, for whatever reason) there didn’t seem much to it; but in the afterthroat it did reveal itself a little. Indeed, a finish of honey, chewy malt and a little hidden alcohol. Quite pleasant, but not very assertive and lacks the personality to be a player.