a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, aroma of bread, caramel and a similar taste; a reasonable bock; this came after a couple of other wildly different beers so I suspect I’d have enjoyed it more as a stand alone drink.
spacecube (1127) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, pours dark brown, almost black with a small but creamy tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate malt, caramel, mince pie & cream, pistachio. Rich and creamy palate. Finish is balanced and pleasantly bitter. Very nice.
javiercrasher (209) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Negra, con espuma de burbuja fina que tiende a desaparecer aunque deja rastro.
Aroma a malta torrefacta y algo de hierba.
No mucho cuerpo, pero a la vez cremosa y con gasificación media.
Entra dulce, con algo de regaliz y malta quemada, pasando luego a cierta acidez.
Refrescante y de trago largo.
fluffy (1847) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
a mass produced bock beer is not a bad thing; this one isnt particularly exciting, but its decent all the same.
RW80 (1056) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 355ml bottle
Appearance: Dark brown mahogany with a 1,5 finger sized tanned creamy head.
Aroma: Licorice, Caramel, some toasted malts and light mashmallows and a hint of dark fruit.
Taste: medium sweet, starting with caramel with light cherrie notes wit a very little bit of sourness before the bitter, Laurus nobilis licorice finish kicks in. With a licorice, coffee in the aftertaste . (Quite complex taste palate not easy to put your finger on.)
Slightly below medium body, average carbonation.
Quite unussual to bring a dark bock beer in spring, here at the other side of the pond this would probably sold as a autumn bock beer, and this one comes close to the better ones.
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear chestnut Britten, rocky off-white head. Aromas of creme-caramel, dark sugar, light fruitiness. Taste is sweet. Creamy texture. Sweet, spicy finish. Good.
mR_fr0g (4520) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home shared with Sarah from Bottle:Shop St Albans. Nice chesnut brown clear pour with a lasting creamy cream coloured head. Head fades. Aroma is sweet toffee, marshmallow, unrefined sugars and candied fruits. Flavour is somewhat thin with wood, toffee, brown sugar, mineral. Some lager yeast character. Finish has some lingering burnt toffee, bandy snap thing going on. Palate is light and watery and sem-sweet.
HerrBierkoenig (419) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 0.355l bottle. Pours dark brown mahogany liquid, small tan creamy head. Aroma: Mostly fruity, sweet, resin, cherry, licorice, light espresso, bubblegum. Interesting. Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour. Fruity, cherry, dark chocolate, licorice, nice. Palate: medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bitter-sweet fruity finish. Overall: very nice bock, lot of fruits, complex body. Memorable. Enjoyed.
plaugher (229) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into an English pint. Pour is a deep mahogany with a small tan headd. Nose is overwhelming with rich fruit and caramel malts, though the flavour is a bit sweeter than I’d hoped. Medium-full body, creamy texture, finishing dry. Very good!
ljthiessen (600) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. Dark brown pour with a ruby hue and a creamy head. Nice malty bock aroma, some dark and dried fruit notes with a touch of hops. Flavour is malty liquorice and raisin, caramel, and a nice bitter hoppy backbone. Some similar notes here to Anchor's Brekle's Brown. Quite a nice bock.