Douberd (1202) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 6.2%
The bottle opens with a loud pop. Pours mostly foam, thick, off-white in colour, with a retention so good that gets annoying. The small amount of actual beer in the glass is very light in colour and crystal clear. In the meantime, more foam has formed in the bottle and starts to come out of the bottle, forcing me to refill my already full glass.
Aroma of caramel malts, a bit nutty, a hint of alcohol after a deep sniff.
Taste of caramel, toffee, noble hops, light cookie dough.
Medium thin body, way too much carbonation. Saved by some swirling in the glass.
Overall an average one, drinkable but under certain conditions (like waiting for the foam to collapse and swirl it a bit to lose some of the carbo)
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury drunk on the train to Maidstone. Hazy brown colour lasting off white head. Decent malt with some fruit even a little faint coffee flavour. Very carbonated so I gave it a good swirl in the glass. Very drinkable. A good amount of malty flavour. Hops are light on the finish but still there and stop it being near sweet. Tasty beer.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from the De Molen beer shop, 09/10/13.
Classic De Molen gusher, 30% of the job lost prior to drinking and slowly rising in the glass and bottle thereafter !
Pours a hazy amber brown with a big old off white head of frothy bubbles.
Nose is malt forward, dark fruits, earthy, bread dough, toffee.
Taste comprises brown sugar, toffee, cake mix, dark fruits, bready malts, very subtle smokey tones.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - a little over cooked.
Solid enough bock at the end of all the mopping up !
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle - BB2013-08, drunk 2013-09
Deep brown, poured mostly clear. Huge spongy head. Lovely toffee aroma, a touch dusty, very rich, a little bit nutty. Light palate, crisp carbonation. Lovely rich nutty roast, a little bot toffeeish, pleasantly walnut papery bitterness, finish is more hazelnutty. Lovely bitter bite and tingle in the finish, lovely noble hops. No heaviness to it at all, makes you want to drink it more like a 5% beer, doesn’t say strong. But tastewise it’s a sipper profile. Aged brilliantly, certainly tastes a little aged, but there’s nothing saying this is past its prime at all, even though its BB was a month ago, I would bet it would still be good in 6-12 months.
zedisdead (8) - - SEP 26, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in 2011. Appearence : big light persistent white head, pours brown. Aroma : grain, alcohol. Taste : typical complex bock style finished by a balanced bitterness. Excellent bock.
ShivanDragon (988) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
bruin oranje met mega schuimige witte kraag
aroma: gerookte mouten, caramel (overheerst), chocolade, gebrande mouten
smaken: redelijk zoet, licht bitter, lichte banaan, caramout, zeer lichte gerookte mouten, chocolade
matige body, glad, te hoog véél te hoog co2, algemeen niet bijzonder
kermis (3649) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours hazy brown with a massive off white head. Aroma of grain, flour, malt, dark fruit, raisins, caramel and a little chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Gorm (562) - sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gyllen dunkel farve med masse gyllent skum. Lukt av malt og frukt. Smak av malt, plommer og frukt. Melkebaren.
nilsas (654) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Veldig mye skum. Grumset brun farge. Lukt gress og høy. God litt søtlig smak med en anelse karamell. God ettersmak.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
15th November 2012
Hazy deep amber beer, massive yellow - cream coloured head. Bit of a slow gusher. Smooth soft palate. Clean malt, trace of spice. Mild dried fruits, orange. Neutral finish.