hopscotch (10215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson lager with a mid-sized, frothy, well-tanned head. Great retention. Malty, dark, rich aroma with notes of raisin, dried plum, molasses and just a whiff of cardboard. The flavor is well-balanced. However, all the rich, dark malts and esters promised by the nose don’t quite show up in the flavor. Not a bad thing; a lager being clean. Just not really what I prefer in a bock, but that’s only me. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and marginal carbonation... more than mild, less than medium. Finishes pretty clean. Just a touch lactic. Good beer, overall.
Choos (680) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: plum, raisins, malt and lightly spiritous. Appearance: dark brown with red highlights, lightly hazy with a tan head and sheet lacing. Flavour: mounds of roastiness with initial bitterness giving way to mochery and malty notes. Palate: thin but gently carbonation, carbon notes giveway to the maltyness with a little toffee.
GregClow (3013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep ruby brown with a wispy head. Sweet, malty aroma with some roastiness around the edges. Really flavourful - rich, chocolately, with notes of wood and nuts, and a subtlely bittered finish. Very, very good!
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another beer I’ve been searching for that I got to try - yay! Bottle shared with GregClow, Blankboy, Jerc, and Hogtown Harry, courtesy of GregClow via Harry I think. Really nice aroma of leather / shoe polish and sweet malt - doesn’t sound great, but it was nice. Deep dark brown, foamy off white head. Nice deep malt taste - sweet and almost nutty. Lots of dry baker’s chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. A really nicely done bock.
jercraigs (8810) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body, small creamy tan head (3+). Muted sweet malt, muted alcohol in the aroma. Flavour is moderate malt, light malty tang lingers in the finish and is a bit distracting. Average palate. Decent, touch simplistic but enjoyable.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black colour with a big tan head. Roasted malty aroma with some spicy hints. Also some hints of licourice. Has a roasted malty flavor with hints of caramel and licourice. Also some spicy and hoppy hints. Dry spicy finish with some bitterness.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanx to Jørgen. Dark red brown colour with a big beige head. Light roasted malty, nutty, dark fruits aroma and a light sweet, dry, light roasted malty, brown sugar, nutty taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.
Ingevara (863) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee colored with a much tinted, long lasting head. Smoaky, coffee flavor with a short lived aroma. A winter warmer rather than a spring celebration. Interesting.
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Aroma has lots of roasted grain and some coffee. Flavor is all coffee. Would say this more like a porter than bock. Decent but once again, I am not a coffee fan.
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color, brownish head. Chocolate aroma, some vanilla and hops. Malty flavor with sourish notes. Fruity but a bit thin and watery.