MatthijsE (66) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a clear and mahogany beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel and sweetness. The flavor is malt, sweetness, dried fruit, spices and some chocolate. The palate is sweetness.
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel, raisin and molasses. Taste has raisin and toffee. Sweet finish.
TtV (126) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown, almost black with a small off white head that fades almost completely. Little to no carbonation. Aroma almost not existing, just a faint sweetness and malts. Taste is a bit sweet which turns into bitterness all over, bit sour too. Is this spoilt or how it should taste?
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ M Café, Leuven. Dark brown colour, creamy beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Taste is sweet but nice bitter hints in the finish. Well balanced. Good bock.
Trappist1 (576) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark brown color with a beige head. nose: metallic, earthy, black fruit, raisins, sweet alcohol, chocolate. taste: chocolate, roasted malts, cacao,, malts. sweet, bit dry finish, small body, but with a long stretch, some bitterness too there. Taste is fine, nose is a disappointment.
DwarfeD (1163) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a small tan head. Medium body with low carbonation. Medium sweet- and bitterness. Raisin, brown sugar, malts, caramel and herbs. Quite a nice Dutch bock.
Hugi (413) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with bartlebier, thanks!
Dark brown, little but stable head. The aroma reminds on dark chocolate, coffee, nuts with notes of yeast. Tastes a bit smokey with an intensive dark maltiness and some red fruits and plums. Full body, creamy texture.
Koelschtrinker (11063) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dunkler, wässrig malziger Antrunk. Minimal rauchig, dann röstiger werdend. Wenig süß, etwas bitter. Gelungene Mischung, die aber insgesamt intensiver sein könnte. 8/9/8/8/9/8
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottom-fermented Dunkelbocks are the norm in Germany, but exceptional in the Dutch bock tradition, which is mostly top-fermented. Thin, bit milky, off-white head, colour a bright bronze, like a German dark bock. Malty aroma with coffee beans, bitter chocolate, liquorice, peat, dates, pepper; dry caramel taste, spicy, dried fruits, nutty maltiness in the middle, finish with roasted bitterness - which frankly I find a bit out of place in this genre. Nevertheless an interesting and tasty beer.
Sjohnh (255) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is pretty tasty, with malt, dark fruits, caramel, nuts and molasses, all in good balance. Similar aroma. Clear brown with not a great deal of lasting head. Not spectacular, but beats most UK lagers comfortably.