Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice dry bock beer, tastes like grapefruit , roasted malt and sweet. drinkable.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Red dark brown colour very nice smooth and creamy head. Nice aroma of sweetness, caramel and chocolate. Great taste of burned malt and chocolate.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled out of the bottle, thanks to John. Pours a dark brown color, small off white head. Aroma is toffee, burn malt, lots of sweetness. Flavor is dominated by malt, chocolate, caramel, nuts. Dry finish
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber bottle. pours a deep brown wtih hints of red and a decent beige head. Mocha aromas. Flavors of raisins, coffee, and smoky malt. Finishes a little dry and bitter. A little bit light bodied for a bock, but very drinkable.
Nejhleader (1148) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
compliments of Mrdick. Pretty good stuff huge head redish colour. IS kinda creamy
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big thanks to beerguy101 for hooking me up with this beer. It pours a deep brown color with very evident reds available under flourescent light. The head was tanned and soapy with very nice lacing. The aroma was vanilla, coffee, mocha, cocoa, marshmellows and brown sugar...very sweet and stout/bockish. Flavor-wise its full bodied and tastes just like a tootsie roll. A dry bittersweet chocolate flavor followed by a balanced hoppy citrus attack. Vanilla, caramel, cocoa, chocolate, wood and brown sugar balance the palate into a dry grainy finish. Very active carbonation, slightly bready in its finish. Roasted barley front and smore-like mid-sip. Interesting and sweet.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2005 Bottled. Roasted and black currant aroma. Very dark brown color, light brown almost creamy head, very nice lace. Pretty bitter, roasted, blackcurrant, coffee. Medium body and dry but thin finish. Judging it as it is then it’s a fine brew. Judging it as a bock it fails in many ways - not sweet enough, too bitter, no butterscotch, totally wrong choice of hops.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 Rerate 4/11/06, aged for roughly a year: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a large, frothy tan head. Aroma has changed a lot, resembling more of a doppelbock, and bery authentic with some sweet earthy caramel malt and milk chocolate notes. Starts with a nice slightly aged caramel malty sweetness with a touch of hoppy bitterness. Finishes smooth, but somewhat thin. Still, a very nice bock.
Originally rated on 9/11/05: Lightly transparent dark amber brown pour with a lightly-lacing, frothy off-white head. Aroma has some earthy milk chocolate and lots of piney hops, that although they make it deviate from the style, add a good amount of balance. Body starts with a creamy lactose sweetness, some earthy caramel and fresh piney hop flavor. Seems like a lighter recipe of Old Foghorn. Very drinkable and flavorful, just not too true to style.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought in the Mitra drinks shop, a 90 seconds walk from the place where I spend my working hours. Dark brown color. Lasting creamy head. Coffee, caramel and chocolate in the aroma. Malty flavor with chocolate, blackcurrant (Cascade hops?), roasted malt, grapes and laurel. Hints of coffee. Medium bodied. Not a bock beer like German or Dutch bocks I’ve tasted. Nevertheless a fine and tasty beer.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
many thanks goes to enniskillen for the hookup.this bock pours a deep dark brown with a nice creamy head that fades quickly.as the head sits it leaves tiny webbing.the aroma was a nice blend of chcoolate malts and piney hops.the flavor was much of the same with a bit of a tang finish.nice stuff.