omhper (17431) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-red, malty bock beer with burnt flavours and nice coffee aroma.
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 24, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 Just a little re-rate for those of you who will soon be receiving this...the 2001 is quite smooth, and the palate a little richer than last year's...and the following notes still stand. This is bordering on doppelbock status, and kind of reminds me of the late, great Brasal Bock...Rich in malty-fruity character with accompanying notes of molasses, smoke, and burnt cherries and a touch of balancing hop, finishing long
and malty. Kind of washes over you. For those of us lucky enough to get it in quantity, two or three will set you up right.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2003. Red copper ale with a creamy moka head, big bubbles. Vinous , molassy aroma with lots of malts. Sweet malt taste with some smokey notes, but lots of diacetyl too. Medium bodied with alcohol warmth which sticks out a bit too much in this beer.
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Anniversary Bock 2001, sampled july 2002 - dark brown colour, few head, very malty, toasted, caramel and dark fruits aroma, full-bodied, sweet and oily, long bitter malty finish
Anniversary Bock 2000, sampled march 2001 - dark amber colour, no head, burnt caramel aroma, slightly toasted, not very malty (3/7/6/3/13)
JoeMcPhee (7618) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby coloured beer with a creamy tan coloured head and lacing that lasts to the bottom. Very malty aroma, with caramel, cherry and nutty notes. Flavour is also very malty, with fruit, thin coffee and chocolate and a touch of alcohol on the finish. Good body and a nice lingering bitterness. Good.
Sammy (7026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A revival of ratings, thanks to Pootz opening up his cellar on this. He has given me the 2001 edition. I found this to be in good shape overcoming it not being intended for so long. While the carbonation has gone out to a significant extent, the beverage was still tasty and interesting with a dark brown colour sans the head, and a malty treat to smell sans much yeast. It was not to sweet, and yes there was a pungency and mid-sip spiciness, bittersweet chocolate, mollasses in finish.
jercraigs (6472) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Re-Rate Jan 19 2005 2003 Vintage Bottle. Dark brown body, smallish tan head that diminishes. Aroma is fairl muted, I got some raisin and mincemeat pie at first but found little when I returned looking for more. Flavour is sweet, malty and brown sugar. Some alcohol noticable in the finish. Malt lingers pleasantly with a bit of a tang. Medium bodied. Nice beer. Don’t know that aging it necessarily helped much but it is quite drinkable. Reminds me of some of the canned German bocks available at the LCBO which is both complimentary and damning. Enjoyable. 5/3/7/4/15<P> Original Rating 2000 - smelled alcohol in the nose, dark brown with a bit of fruit. I noticed strong alcohol notes in the finish as well. I would have liked to have aged a bottle to see what happened. 4/3/5/1/10
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 I was lucky enough to try 1986 vintage model . Verry smooth , some toffee , very drinkable . Not much alcohol , some roasted aftertaste ,clean .
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Lubiere. Red-tinted root beer complexion with an everlasting creamy top...very, very sweet brown sugar-milk chocolate nose -- like a Three Musketeers bar, mmm nougat! On the tongue, its ultra-creamy, smooth and sugary without cloying or stickiness, massivley malty with just a nice little touch of roastiness. I need more!
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost no head, but a light foam ring. Dark brown. Rich aroma of spicy fruit. Nice balance. The highlight of the beer is the finish. All the flavour is at the end. Almost a burnt coffee taste that is very delicious.