sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear, amber color with a small, slightly lacy head. Slightly roasty, malty aroma with toffee and a hint of butter, plus a load of grassy hops. Toffee-malty (lots of it!) flavor with balancing hoppiness and a dry, bitter finish. Medium-bodied, bitter, warming and carbonated palate. A quite nice, tasty and balanced bock with some scotch ale character.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light amber with no head. Aroma is malty with grassy, with skunk background. Flavor a little weak, some caramel that finishes all skunk.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark amber when poured.Aromas of malt ,ceral and flowers.Tastes are of just the malt and hops.slightly bitter as was the finish.Another decenr brew from them germans.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out brownish with a decent white head. Smells of grass and caramel. Tastes of cookie dough and brown sugar.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark golden, ok head. Aroma from spicy bread, some whisky. Peppery, bitter and floral. Bitter finish with some alcohol.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden/amber colour. Has a grassy and malty aroma. Some sweetness in taste. MAlt and hopes as well. Comes with a bitter and long finish. A good lager!
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottles, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget). I drank the first bottle at cellar temperature, the second one at fridge temp. Extremely powerful mouthfeel in both cases, you’d think the beer was much stronger than its 6.5% ABV (in a blind test I’d probably say 10-11%). This means that the alcohol dominates, but the malts and hops are evident too. Colour is deep golden / amber, large white head. Moderate aroma of spices, caramel, molasses and hops, some oak and leather too. Moderately sweet with a dry and bitter hoppy finish. I preferred the Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel to this one.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Bronze-golden with a nice but rather short-lived head. Full-bodied, slightly sweet - and then you’re hit by a sharp bitterness. The same brewery’s dark bock was always challenging you’re buds, but this is disappointingly one-dimensional. Still a nice beer, but far from excellent. 061099
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour. Grassy nose along with nuts and toffee. Nice malt aroma. Rich grassy backbone with a big malt profile. Bit of toffee here as well. Pretty rounded but still with some Co2. A bit ashy and dry-ish mouthfeel. Long, long finish. Abv is apparent.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, bubbly white head. Full malty aroma of grass, crackers and toffee. Malty grassy flavour with toffee in the backgrtound. Good resiny finish.