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


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle shared thx to Ekstedt cons 2013-03-25 Ar: dry caramel, bitter Ap: deep mahoghny, wee head creme beige head F: peppery, caramel, nutty, almondy creme

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3758) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2012
(bottle) pours a ruby colour with a light copper tinge and a frothy off-white head. aroma of vanilla, coconut and grass, almost like a bourbon, though with more woody spiciness, hints of dark fruit and some excessive grain. flavour is toasted malts, light coffee, herbal hops and brown sugar, with a slightly dry, lingering smoky finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (4387) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2012
Swing top bottle from bierzwerg.de web shop. Dark reddish brown color with medium white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, honey, hints of dark fruit.Taste, milk chocolate, coffee, light bitterness in background. Bittersweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Swing top bottle 500ml (BZ, BB 07/2012)
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts and some kind of dusty tobacco. Medium-bodied. A bit dry, coffeish bock, some woody, cellary notes. Later when warms up, more sweet and caramelly. Oily palate. Quickly vanishing flavors, otherwise ok, so far the best Gessner I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10138) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2011
Swing top bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg. dark brown color. Caramelly maltaroma. Malty sweet flavor with some roast, sugary notes and hints of caramel and butter. There’s just enough roast to compensate the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcdav2154 (440) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2011
Enjoyable bock. Found this little guy at a REWE in Erfurt, Germany. Taste is of caramel and brown sugar with a nice alcoholic bite. Warms you up during a winter night after walking through a Christmas Market. Prost!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borup (5780) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
swingtop bottle from toft vin. clear dark brown, smooth beige head. sweet malty aroma, some hops (german), roasted malty note, caramel. flavor is roasted malts, oxidized , flowery hops, cardboard , a nice dry roasted malty ending. tastes like it is slightly oxidized, but date is good, and apart from that the beer seems fresh enough. Perhaps something else?.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10475) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 17, 2011
Röstmalziger und süßlicher Geruch. Leicht süßlicher Antrunk, im Mittelteil kommt ein angenehm malziges Aroma hinzu, anschließend ansprechend hopfig. Im Nachgeschmack lecker röstmalzig, leider auch etwas zu süß. Schmeckt nicht wirklich als wären es 6,8%. Ansprechend, oberes Mittelfeld. Test vom 13.1.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,10,11,13,11,12 - 11,35

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
0.5L bottle in Berlin. Pours a dark caramel brown. Smells of roasted malt and caramel. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel, and molasses with a bitter background. Finish is a balance between bitter and brown sugar. Pretty good.

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