tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011
17/10/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 3/2011 (2011-557)
Pretty clear, deep red brown beer, creamy yellow solid head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very ripe to rotten fruits, some banana, bready malts, some dried fruits. I’m gonna forget the rotten fruits, because it’s 7 months past date. MF: very soft carbon, full body. Taste: mocha and soft roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, slightly sour fruitiness. Aftertaste: bit sour, more mocha and coffee hints, green bananas. Good stuff, very good stuff!
hop_en_mout (6) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, bought in the brewery. Taste is malty with some roasted malt. Just the combination bockbeer should have. Thin but creamy head, slightly sticky in the mouth. Nice spicy aroma. True Dutch Bock.
Hugi (438) - 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.
Countbeer (5043) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium to smaller sized, vast, thick, clean, creamy (with a yellow tint), colored head, changes slowly into a thick lacing on top of a deep dark blackish brown colored beer.
Smell barley malts, nuts, oat, toasted corn, autumnal herbs, toffee, some prunes and raisin,
Taste lot of toasted herbs and spices, some liquorice, more liquorice wood, autumnal herbs, toffee, prunes, nice bitterness, some toasted grass, nutty bitter tones and some creamy bitter floral hop and malt hits. Nice tasty beer.
Aftertaste is toffee, prunes, autumnal herbs, bitter and toasted grassy spices.
Low carbo, soft almost silky mouthfeel, good medium boded and a creamy texture.
Very nice mouthfeel and taste. Nice!
JulienHuxley (3936) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Clear dark red pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is very toasty, toasted grain really put forward with rich caramelized malt notes following. Taste is sweeter, rich burnt caramel, light toasted grain, a hint of raisin bread. Palate is med-full and aggressively carbed but leaves a long smooth lingering finish. Very robust bock, without ever being over the top. Yum
dec23 (52) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out of the bottle with a strong creamy head. The aroma has hints of nuts and needles of coniferous trees in it. The taste is fresh and quite less sweet than one might expect from a Bock. Also here, taste notes of smoked wood are apparent. In general it is smooth, well rounded and soft in taste.
SimplySike (1065) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice woody choclate aroma. Bittersweet taste. Really dark beer. 33cl bottle.
Aniela (2558) - 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.
KyotoLefty (7175) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Leiden. Rich chocolate and raisin nose, thick, juicy, caramel, light apple. Dark brown with reddish-orange tints and lace. Sweet, rich, chocolaty. Lots of dried fruits. Thick and full. Very nice, much more like a doppelbock, hits bigger than 6.5% not overly sweet, slightly tannic finish, good earthy bitterness in the finish to balance. Excellent.
kraddel (4464) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours brown, small white foam . smells rather sweet, malty, caramely taste .full body , low carbo . me liky !