mwmanvt (13) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this beer at a grocery store in Berlin. Aroma has a sweet scent and some coffee notes. Nice exapmle of a bock. A little thin tasting, but not overly. If you like malty beers on a chilly night, I’d recommend this one.
mabuzzer (185) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours a deep, slightly reddish brown with a thin, foamy, off white head. Sweet malty aroma, taste is predominantly malt and disappears off the palate pretty much straight away. Not unpleasant but nothing special
Holmen1 (3127) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
På hotellrommet i Berlin. Mørk rav og offwhite skum. Kremet munnfølelse. Bær og malt i smaken. En saftig og deilig bock. Foretrekker denne fremfor den lyse utgaven.
Bamsen78 (3748) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy dark copper brown with airy beige head. Clear aroma of caramel malt, with notes of roast and touches of hops. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with roasty notes and bitter touches of hops and metal. Estery and bittersweet aftertaste. Drinkable but nothing special.
Erzengel (4730) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
* Old rating, 0,5l-crown-top bottle, best before 11.05. Mild-süßlich-malziger Bock. Dickflüssig-malzig, dunkle Früchte, kaum Herbe, dadurch etwas klebrig.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown body, semiclear, with a tanned head. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is sweet, sugary, metallic, with a light fruity end. Decent body, mild bitterness. Sweet toffee aftertaste with a metallic sting.
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Galeria Kaufhof, Berlin, September 2014.
Dark amber with a medium head. Sweetish with malt, caramel and light fruit. Also some light notes of alcohol. Low bitterness in the finish. A bit boring to be honest.
Foffern (1360) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Mommseneck, Berlin. Has a clear, deep reddish brown colour and a medium, beige head. Pretty carbonated. Sweet aroma of chocolate, leather, nuts and some roasted malt and alcohol. The flavour is more sweet and distinct with more roasted malt and brown sugar. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A well-balanced bock. More tasteful than aromatic.
Garlic_of_Doom (521) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this from the bottle.
Faint aroma with sweet/caramel malt, roasted notes, bad coffee.
Taste is roasted, mineraly with faint chocolate and warming alcohol.
Medium body, high fizzy carbonation, round mouth feel.
Dry herbal bitter after taste.
Pretty sharp and unbalanced. Could perhaps be better with some age, but as of now, nothing really good.
Arczir (127) - POLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, ruby-brown pour with big, stable head,
Aroma of malts, loaded with caramel, beer wort, some ripe fruity notes, raisins, plums. Some toffee, some alcoholic warmth.
Tastes like it smells, with pronounced sweetness and little to no bitterness. Fruitiness and alcohol on palate. Pretty good and easily drinkable for a dunkler bock, good nose, interesting taste, not very exciting though.
StueyD (1330) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark reddish brown coloured beer with a frothy ivory head. A malty aroma, there is hints of other cereal, wheat and oat, plus light caramel and ripe fruit. Medium mouthfeel. A sweet roasted malt taste, along with wheat, there is a caramel smoothness and a rich ripe fruit flavour of raisins, plus a tiny hint of liquorice. Finally there is a background alcoholic tartness suggesting the strength. The finish is smooth and malty.