Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pros: Well extracted malt aroma, hinting of chocolate, brown sugar and roast. Great color. Finishes well. Nice balance and malt complexity. Lots of taste. A lot to like here.
Cons: Such a beautiful beer, but perhaps a touch sweet and way too thin in the mouth.
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Thanks vipinvelp! Hazy brown with beige wave. Some raisins, some wood, nutty aroma. A little alcoholic bitterness and fermented fruit in the mouth. Medium body, long, fruity finish.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy deep amber-brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some roast, some dark fruits and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, some decent roast, nuts, a fruity touch, a bit of alcohol and a drier finish. Medium-bodied. A bit too boozy, but alright.
blackisle (966) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Murky ruby brown color, small frothy tan head, recedes quite quick but with heavy lacing; roasted malts nose, caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate, licorice, spicy notes; taste medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, roasty and earthy notes; full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, aftertaste bittersweet; overall ok doppelbock.
crtalbot (3) - Beverwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark ruby brown colour, nice thick head that slowly dissipates to a thin sheet. Sweet caramel and bitterness. Very nice.
thomat (2222) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Gollem´s Proeflokaal. Dark reddish amber with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
ruuurd (68) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bock, not too sweet! Had a draft one in café Rootz in Den Haag. Can't remember the full taste since i had a lot of beers that night ;)
TtV (147) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Deep brown, almost black with a good creamy beige head. Aroma is not very special. Some malts are recognizable. Taste is balanced with a subtle bitterness at first which turns more sharp in the aftertaste.
adamnowek (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really interesting bokbier. It has a good amount of spice but it's also fairly sweet. Some call it balanced but I would disagree with that.
Maarten1993 (413) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank with Masum @ Kandinsky 13-11-2014. Okay beer, not great. Quite intense taste, but unbalanced. Very sweet and also alcohol hints. Spiky beer.
Bosskie (474) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black beer with beautiful ruby highlights. Clear with a nice head.
Smell is subtle caramel chocolate with a nice earthy leather feel. Touch of dark fruit and drop saltiness. Subtle.
Taste is surprisingly robust compared to the smell. Nice fizzy warmth, watery bitterness with a dry finish. Accentuates the leather and drop.