larsga (5814) - Oslo, - MAY 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellowish beige head. Clear dark brown body. Earthy roasted sugar aroma with soy sauce notes. Dry-sweet roasty toffee taste with sugary notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish roasty sugary aftertaste with dried plum notes. Nice. Highly drinkable, clean, and distinct taste. (0.33l bottle from Naito-san.)
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown with orange tints. Roasty nose with light molasses. Sweet molasses with roastiness, wood, some dark chocolate. Also a strong mineral taste. A bit bland and one-dimensional. Has a bitter finish. Too gassy, and a bit thin. OK, but more of a schwarzbier than a real bock.