vipinvelp (2897) - Velp, - JAN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with fast dissapearing beige foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is barley, but dominated by liquorice, strong. Aroma is again complex mixture of liquorice, raisins, bitter hops. Aftertaste is dry and bitter. (Velp 201301)
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s mid-week lasting 03/07/14. Dark amber / copper coloured pour with a loose cream head. Aroma is solvent, orange, stale malts. Flavour is orange sweet, berry, dried fruits, Staling caramel, nutty malts with some tangerine. Palate is sweet, medium body, grainy on the tongue.
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14.
Almost clear dark amber with a moderate light tan swirl atop the glass.
Nose is dark malts, fruit rinds, toffee, light roast, must, hint of dried apricot.
Taste carries a little more life than the nose, bitter orange, spice, fruit cake, toffee, dates.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Clear deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and a little and airy. Caramel malts. Floral mid. Zippy dried fruits. Touches of sherbet and spice. Light dry finish. Tasty.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at chrisOs... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing.... Soft sweet toffee malt.. Dark sugers nose... Soft roast... Soft sweet malts... Very fruity
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska från Der Beerkonig Amsterdam. Ganska ljus men lite smak av "red Ale"? En märklig blandning av söt och besk.
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DJoer (987) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small mokka coloured head, dark colour with a brown glow, sweet yeasty fruity strawbery like smell, creamy medium to high carbonation medium bitter pretty fresh/sparkling for a bock, fruity strawberry raisins taste
MichaelAwesome (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Simple one with a nice malty body and bit of caramel. Not too big in the alcohol with a bit too much carbo. Not really rocket science.
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours out of the bottle in a deep dark brown colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of malt, light Belgian yeast, bread, woods, torf and caramel. Light sweetish finish. Okay to drink, yet nothing special.
Douberd (3294) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 7.7%
Deep red brown colour on the body, with one finger of thick off-white head on top. Collapses fast but a thick layer of foam remains on the top for quite long, so, good retention overall.Thick lacing around the glass.
Aroma is sweet, like a strawberry or some other -berry marmalade, very light raisins, only traceable after lots of effort and sniffing. Something dirty in it.
Taste is also sweet but not that bad actually. Stewed fruits, caramel, the raisins more notable but not exactly clear, more like a feeling that there is some dark fruits in there, but if it wasn’t on the label I couldn’t have guessed what exactly is. A minimal amount of bitterness on the aftertaste.
Medium thick body, good carbonation.
Overall an okay bock, my only objection the aroma.
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 33cl Tnx Edo. Dark, almost opaque brown color, small off-white head, some lace. Ginger bread, cardboard, yeast, burned notes in the medicinal nose. Medium-bodied. Licorice, earth, spicey flavor with some alcohol. Not much hops. Homebrewish.