CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malty bock aroma with dark brown body and lightly lacing head. Bpdy is a little thin, but has lots of sweet caramel malt and some chocolate to round it out. Finishes dry, semi-hoppy, and wet. Not bad for a Hungarian beer. Decent replication of style and it hides its alcohol well.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large head. Nose is sugary and also with a metallic character, like wet metal. Alcohol present with a thin body, no real character.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark, nice head. Kind of like Aass Bock's bratty little sister. Chocolate, spice, nice mouthfeel. Sweetness throughout. Good stuff despite the very dry finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mollasses, soy sauce and coffee, some raisiny plummy fruityness. Too sticky and sweet. One moment i think i really like bocks and then i have a bock like this, and then am not so sure. I mean, its not bad, theres some decent hits of flavour, but like i said, its a bit too sticky, and has a very upfront sweetnes, a bit one dimentional?
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark with red edges. An aroma of a movie theatre, not not as deep in aroma as I expected from the rich appearance. Somewhat odd palate, sharply sweet up front but then dry and a bit limp.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for this Nuffield! Dark brown in color with maroon edges. Sweet, black licorice aroma. Excellent flavor, smooth and fruit, summer berries, slightly nutty finish. This medium bodied beer is very tastey and easy to drink.
joet (2038) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Starts with black licorice in the aroma, malty caramels as well, thin feel, lots of licorice in the finish, I'm not sure about this.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was excited to try a beer from Hungary, but I think my expectations were a bit high. Not that this was a bad beer by any means. Quite malty with a choclatey aroma. Dry finnish despite the sweetness. Not the average bock, but perhaps because it is a "bak"? thanks to Nuffiled.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my very first Hungarian beer and it's actually pretty decent. It's so dark in the glass, it could be a porter. And the flavor is that of intense malt, almost a bit roasty. Not really a typical bock, and the alcohol isn't all that noticeable, which is nice. Halfway to a Baltic Porter.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2003 Pretty unremarkable dark beer. Quite watery for strength I guess. Um, what else? It was ok, plus I'm heavy into beer so this was wicked. It had a severe oniony tang and watercress soaked in hog liver is a timeless image. Thanks to Bardy for this one. Cheers!