antonstoop (119) - - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark amber beer, with a small light beige head. In the nose there is malt, hop, alcohol and a touch iron. It is a medium to full bodied beer, with a pleasent, but low carbonation. In the taste there caramel malts, light roasted malts, alcohol and a ligt unpleasent bitterness. The beer is sticky, a lot of sugar. The aftertaste is mistly bitter and alcohol. It stays bitter for a good time. A very heavy bockbeer with alcohol and sweetness and a light unpleasent bitterness. Grows with age, keep it for atleast 6 months.
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Case (128) - GERMANY - OCT 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a reddish brown with medium-sized brownish head. Sweet aromas of molasses, plums, slight roastyness. Taste is very rich, complex, boozy, full bodied. Sweet dark fruit like plums, bitter chocolate, caramel, dark rum, roasted nuts. Then the hop bitterness kicks in and ends on a long bitter-sweet finish. Really delicious!
jmgreenuk (2614) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Brewery. Poured a clear chesnut brown with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is burnt caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich, slightly oily feel to the palate and a lingering alcoholic bitter sweet finish.
riktw (11) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like ripe fruit, caramel and a bit of alcohol.
The taste is sweet but absolutely not artificial like some other bock beers.
tastes like caramel, some plums and bananas and a bit of alcohol.
Nice long warming aftertaste that is slightly bitter.
My favorite (doppel)bock till now, recommended.
RW80 (104) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark reddishbrown, small creamish head
Nose sweet caramel, roasted caramel, some ripe fruits, a bit off alcohol and some licorice
Taste: Alot of camarel and plumes, some alcohol and some hops in the background, the sweetness is real, but it’s not artificial.
Some bitterness kicks in the aftertaste. It seems that what it lacks in complexity it tries to compensate with brute force, but in a classy way.
Full body, medium carbonation, texture is oily. Not something to poor away straight,.
In the end a very strong double bock.
paulvanpelt (250) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kastanjekleurig bier met beige kraag. Aroma van mouten, gist, caramel en alcohol. Zeer zacht, volle body. Bitter, behoorlijk zoet naar licht droog in de nasmaak. Aanrader.
bogus (96) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from Pakhuis Twente. Nice dark brown beer. Tanned head. Aroma of smoked malts, plums, caramel. Low carbonation (as with most Emelisse beers). Long lasting mouthfeel. Taste of chocolate, toast, caramel and smoke. Loved it.
DwarfeD (468) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Amersfoorts Bokbier Festival. Hazy red/brown with an off-white head. Full body with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Sweet with a sweet/bitter finish. Dark fruits, chocolate, brown sugar and alcohol. A great complex full flavoured beer.
KyotoLefty (5573) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful deep, dark red, with a frothy low head. Bit nose, lichens, raisins, alcohol burn, thinner. Burnt, bitter, very hot, raisins, grass, earth, moss. A bit weird, and way too hot. Very simple and sweet too, nothing like the delicious Herfst bock.
Grima (2000) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours ruby red with flat, off-white head. Smells strong malty, roasty, fruity (plum), slight licorice aroma. Starts with massive roasted malts, very sweet with lots of plum and toffee. Middle part is roasty and slight smokey, with lots of dark dried fruits and some sweeti’sh yeast. Goes into a yeasty-sweet finish with lots of plum, licorice and roasted malts.