motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from a trade with joes. deep amber with a thin head; very sweet and sticky with loads of strawberry jam and a tinny touch to the hops - like a barley wine crossed with a bock
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a cloudy medium brown with a broken off-white head. The aroma is rich malt and a little fruit and alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter with loads of roasted malt, liqourice, yeast and alcohol on the rather smooth palate.
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Utrecht. Deep amber beer with a small brownish head. Malty, caramell, fruity aroma with some toffee notes. Malty, caramell, a bit vinous flavour.
Bosbouw (1063) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mooie, caramelkleur. Volle schuimkraag. Zoete mout, caramel en iets noten geur. Smaakt frisser en, chocolade, noten.
Abijen (1336) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown beer with a good white head. Smells a bit like vommit. Sweet. Tastes good. Bit nuts, caramel. Average carbo, medium body and a bit dry texture.
FatPhil (9005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Very rich roast. Soft smooth palate, not quite slick, but getting there. Deep red, almost no head. Sweetish, perhaps a bit underattenuated. Full caramelly malts, as you can guess, but nice dry bitter hop finish, varies from woody to fatty to soapy to metallic to barky. Solid bock, shame about the sweetness.
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy deep ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, strawberries and light herbal hops, with a hint of caramel and grass. flavour is mostly the same, caramel and roasted malts, with a light sweetness and a slightly tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the apartment in Utrecht with Chris, Ruth, Jan and Riitta. Dark amber beer with a beige head. Malty caramel aroma, hay, fruity, grapes, biscuits, toffee notes. Malty caramel flavor, alcohol, vinous, grapes, prunes, some raisins.
rikstar (656) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooi troebel donker roodbruin bockbier, geroosterde geuren. In de smaak bittertonen en een vol romige afdronk.
bartlebier (1485) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 33cl bottle - quite pleasant caramel & nuts bock with a light body, hence well drinkable but hardly an example that will turn over the non-enthused of the style or make a case for enjoying it out of season.../rerate V14: did not realise I’d had this before...thoroughly enjoyed the well-balanced rich mix of abbey dubbel notes this time (prune, caramel roast, butterscotch) with even coffee and late liquorice rounding off the augmented Bock experience on a stout note. +0,5