joergen (25604) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 1st Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen.
Clear orange coloured with a small off white head.
Smoked aroma of caramel and hops with notes of dried fruits.
Smoked flavour of caramel and hops with notes of dried fruits.
Too smoked for me.
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 1st BBF, de Molen. The aroma has smoked meat, some hay and caramel malts. Hazy, amber-yellow coloured beer with a white head. The taste is bitter, malty with a smokey dry background and finish. Medium bodied. This is a very good beer.
altonbrownd (5292) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at BBF. Amber body with foamy head. Nose of smook and some caramel. Flavours too. Sweet and hammy. Enjoyable with a dry finish.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask@1stBBF. Beautiful smoked aroma. Light hazy, orange/yellow colour, off-white head, good lace. Smoked, bitter, light sweet, bit alcoholic. Well hoped powerful smoked beer. Great stuff!
bierkoning (12090) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity @ 1st BBF De Molen. What an excellent beer! Amber color. Smoked ham in the aroma. Full bodied. Loads of peaty malt, smoke and smoked sausage in the flavor. Slightly alcoholc. Long smoky aftertaste with a hint of licorice.
jerohen (2156) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at 1st Borefts Bier Festival, Bodegraven. Light coloured, fair head. Smoky nose, some caramel, oak. Very full-flavoured, smoke all the way, evolving and finishing into a very dry finish. Good stuff.
pivnizub (9979) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap (PINT Bockbierfestival 09): Pale amber, big - slowly collapsing - lacy white foam: burnt wood and sweet caramel in the nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied; increasing dryness and hoppy bitterness in the lingering and warming finish. Very well balanced, tasty Bock...............
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Keg at GBBF.
A lightish brown colour with no head. Yum yum, this is proper bonfire stuff. Burnt wood and smoked malt all round. Just a hint of alcohol but otherwise it’s well hidden. Very clean, drinkable and tasty. An excellent rauch.
harrisoni (16849) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GBBF 2009. Everyone had gone on about how good this was. Smokey aroma. Oddly a touch of TCP, but not in a bad way. Tasty smokey TCP in flavour too. Not too sweet for a bock, some biscuit in the malt even. Finish has as smokey sting. Yep, this is pretty good.
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 [9/11/09] Draught at De Wildeman in Amsterdam. Deep red-amber with a thick beige head. Aroma of smokes sausages. Smoked flavor with lots of meat, caramel, malt, biscuits, lots of oak and a very bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied with a rounded-mouthfeel. A great smoked Bock.