Jonb5 (429) - Greater London, - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint tasted at the JDW real ale festival. Dark amber colour, one finger head, faded fast, retained some lacing. Aroma was malt, caramel, slight cork and a hint of Hallertau hop. Tasted roasted caramel, brown sugar and notes of rasperry, finish was boozy. Syrupy texture, no carbonation, the burn from the booze gave it a coarse edge. Decent colder weather Bock.
rok1024 (1239) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy ruby appearance. Malty roasted sweet aroma. Medium sweetness, some bitterness, decent Bock style.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 30 Oct 2012. Poured a dark copper, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of dark malt, spice and caramel. Rich flavours of raisins, dates, grain and lager malt. Finish was toffee, esters and banana.
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Oct, 2012. JDW, Rochester. Dark tinged amber. Served warm and flat. Under performs at 6%. A rather watery and uninteresting beer indeed. Something wrong perhaps.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Ruby coloured ‘bock bier’. Malty; toasty/roasty malts, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; slight balancing hop bitterness. Smooth. Sweet malty fruity throughout. Very drinkable.
RichardW (1703) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Wetherspoons fest Carlisle from a while back!. Aroma is low, but more than made up for by rich fruit flavours on the tongue. Brown sugar notes, medicinal finish, full-bodied and flavoursome. The Batemans characteristics do come through, but without too much of the banana flavours that I associate with their beers.
tampierre (992) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Wetherspoons beer festival ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,roast,fruit and herbs aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet taste with light bitter finish ; Interesting bock.
downender (6880) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Reddish amber with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and orange fruit with some heavy alcohol in the finish. Not for me.
ManVsBeer (5640) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby with a slight sweet nose to it. Sweet tasting with a noticeable strength.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull, The Larry (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Deep cream capped with chestnut. GK-like black cherry, oak and aniseed aroma; really milky mocha. Black cherry, oak, toffee-draped flavour. The pepper of booze wrapped in softness. Sweet, muted, balanced....and a bit naughty.
ianwelby (731) - SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark, ckear amber pint with a thin head and not much to note by way of aroma. The flavour is fruity but quite crisp and is strong enough to be tasty without being overpowering. An enjoyable pint.