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De Molen Borefts Bock (2008)

De Molen Borefts Bock (2008)
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 23, 2009
A cloudy amber color. Dark cherries, wood, dried mangoes and raisins in nose. Mouth shows espresso, caramel, rasin, buttery, milk chocolate what amazing depth. Sweet espresso flavors lingering in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle at Twickenham beer festival.
The first thing I did at ’Twickers’ was go straight to the foreign bar and buy as much as I could afford of the De Molen H&V to take home and then I grabbed a bottle of this to start me off. This is a cracking bock. Cloudy red brown with an impressive off white head. Full of dusty fruit and dark chocolate. Brimming with warmth and chewyness. A glorious delicate sweetness from the fruity alcohol gives it plenty of guts. The eventual dryness on the palate keeps me throwing it back. I could get drunk on this pretty quickly without even trying. An excellent sweet chocolate finish with just the right amount of bitterness from the quality hoppage rounds it off really well. More lovely beer from Menno.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 25, 2009
Bott 33cl @ brasserie420 It looks like one of the best german bocks It smells like one of the best german bocks It tastes better!! Earthy, groundy malt character. I love it! Great finish and persistence

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2008
(Draught@Brewery) Dark reddish brown with a medium head. Pleasant aroma of coffee, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Very roasted-malty, slightly burned flavor with coffee, licorice, some caramel and hop bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation. An enjoyable and balanced, maybe slightly too burned bock. I wonder if this is the regular bock renamed - but on the other hand, it was much more roasty and burned than the one at EBF.
Earlier Rating: 9/12/2008 Total Score: 3.7
(Draught) Very hazy chocolate brown with a medium, firm head. Toffee-caramely-malty aroma, somewhat unclean, a bit sewery. Smoothly malty, toffeeish, lightly roasty flavor with coffee notes. Medium to full body, very soft carbonation. The aroma was not very tempting, but flavor and overall smoothness saved it. A very nice bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2008
A hazy red/brown colored beer, with a nice beige head. The aroma of roasted malts, with dark caramel, hops and dark fruits. The taste of a little roasted malt, bitter of coffee, some chocolate, hops and prunes. The aftertaste of bitter chocolate. When the beer gets warmer the taste of roasted takes away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Very hazy amber body, small beige head; Very malt deep complex nose with chocolate malt aromas sticking out and bringing lots of character; Soft textured quite sweet deep body, bitter mostly from malt; Long good finish with a bitter bite, malt sweet and chocolate aromas. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6378) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2008
On tap at Arendsnest. Dark reddish brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, yeast and sweet dark fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel sweetness and some dark fruits. Roasted bitterness underneath, bitter finish as well with some sticky sugars. Very good bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
Flaske: Brunlig mudret øl med et fint skumhoved. Svag duft af frugt. Kraftig smag af karamel, en smule kaffe og en smule røg. Bitter finish. Faktisk en rigtig lækker øl, der langsomt vinder på dig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2011
Dark, bright reddish beer, the foam will disappear very quickly. The smell is dominated by sweet malts, caramel and chocolate. Starts strong malty, subtle sweet in the background. The aftertaste resonates strong spicy, the aftertaste The further course is dominated by caramel and chocolate aromas, leaded by a voluminous malt body! Amazing Bock!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2010 Draught at EBF. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Powerfull malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long nice finish. Creamy palate. Bottle tasted dec2010: 7-3-7-3-14: 3.4 Very caramellic and no head but very nice beer.

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