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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Gessner
Style: Dunkler Bock
Sonneberg-Malmerz, Germany

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3398) - Radom, POLAND - APR 2, 2013
Bardzo smaczne i ładne piwo, zarówno od strony etykiety, pałakowej butelce ale również piwa. Piana średnia ale trwała, kolor ciemno bursztynowo-czerwony, z przewagą bordowych odcieni jednak. Karmelowy przypalony cukier miesza się z aromatem tofii i lekkiej goryczce. Finisz goryczkowy lecz stonowany, zdecydowanie dominują tu nuty słodowe, czyli tak jak być powinno.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gurthnar (2667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Aroma strong caramel, dark honey, raisin. sweet . Clear brown colour. Taste really sweet caramel, not too much flavour. Nuts. Quite single-dimensional and straightforward. Finish is warm caramel alcohol. Simple, strong, but no objections. 7 3 6 3 11

Rerate. Bottle. Aroma lightly malty, very mild. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is empty, ambiguous sweetness, otherwise no flavour. Finish nonexistent, light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Dark brown body, white head. Arom ahas raisins, dark fruits, chocolate, butter. Bit on the porter side. Flavour has nice chocolate, nutty butter. Nice full mouthfeel. Really nice bock, bit too sweet for as they tend to be.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2944) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
Flip-top 50cl bottle from Bierland, pours deep dark brown with a beige head, malty nose with hints of roasted prune and milk chocolate, rich bodied with burnt caramel, roast malt, touches of treacle and chocolate, a bitter hop edge to balance the demerara sweetness, and a bit of dark dried fruit. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
50cl Bottle from a kiosk in Friedrichshain, Berlin. Clear deep amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of toffee, light fudge, light toast and a little fruity. Flavour is sweet, toffee, light bitter, light floral, but as with their Original Festbier also quite a nasty metallic finish. Medium-bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2197) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottled. Semi-sweet, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness. Roasted, malty taste, coffee, caramel, fudge, relatively well balanced. (2009 -08-18)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blade86 (811) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Aroma: quite strong caramel & roasty aroma; Appearance: very dark ruby, clear, solid beige foam (slowly diminishing); Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness; Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish; Overall: quite decent, very nice looking with good taste and aroma

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2848) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle. Clear mahagony with a short lived head. Aroma is dried fruit and dough. Flavour is sweet warming malt some nut and a warming toasted finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
bottle from Fristo in/near Coswig. Brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Intensively malty, full-bodied, hints of walnut and dates, dried figs, shy hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8123) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
500 ml bottle. From mein-biershop.de.
Dark brown colour with small tan head. Sweet roasted malt, brown sugary sweetness, mild bread, mild liquorice and hints of hops in aroma. Flavour is sweet malt, sugary sweetness, mild but quite fresh hops and dark fruits in flavour. Smooth.


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