Choos (667) - 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 (2976) - 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 (8485) - 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 (19334) - 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 (850) - 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 (13382) - 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.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark light absorbing brown that can be coaxed into some garnet highlights with intense backlight. Thick creamy tan head.
Malt and brown sugar aroma.
The flavor is full of sweet malt with little to no hop bitterness or flavor.
Could perhaps use a bit more body, but this is not really thin in any way. A bit of tang in the finish, perhaps from the wheat malt.