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 (1990) - 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 (1392) - 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!
Geiserich (2900) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 31, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep dark, good dark head. Few aroma, taste is sweet with strong bitterness. Aftertaste is long and quite dry. No bock in my opinion.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a tan head with good lacing on all sides of my mug. The aroma to me was both chocolate and licorice. The body was black. This was a very smooth brew in my opinion and one that I truly enjoyed drinking.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a long lasting head of creamy light brown fine to medium sized bubbles and an opaque black brown body. It has a medium strength malt aroma. It also has a complex flavor that is sweet and has notes of roasted caramel and a little chocolate. I rather liked the combination as this brew went down very easy. I could drink more of this if I could find it. This bottle was in the bargain bin for $0.95. What a deal this was!
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
there are way better bocks out there but it's the style i like. plenty of raw sugar, celery and pear in the aroma. the old wok leftovers and caramel and then some more raw sugar for good measure
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
the more bocks i have, the more i don't like em. it's the soy sauce/caramel/boiled vegetable element (what m. pogo says is like the scrapings left over in the wok after you've made a stirfry). this one is no exception - doesn't compensate with beautiful full maltiness like andechs, or massive resinny hop flavour like svaty norbert 18ş, it's just stirfry scrapings. some plumminess in the finish redeems things a bit.