JefVerstraete (2807) - Oosterzele, 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 (646) - 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 (2545) - 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 (475) - 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 (16429) - 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 (4333) - 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 (703) - 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.
weark (628) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy brown ruby color with a small and fast disappearing offwhite head, no lacing - Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, dried fruits, hints of coffee and biscuit, distinc lager yeast - Flavor is malty, earthy hops, hints of coffee from roasted malt - Medium body, good carbonation, light bitterness, small roasted malt finish - interesting, i’m not familiar with this style so it’s hard to tell
Yves (2782) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared with Wim at his home. Brown colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Malty sweet cartonnage aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is malty sweet slight bitter dry.
Russo (2010) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby color with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel, hints of fruits, Flavor is roasted with hints of coffee, chocolate and nuts. Low carbonation with a medium body and a sweet bitter finish.