_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ekstedt shared @ Ekstedts bock-tasting. Pours mahogany with a small off-white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, tiny sour and malty with dark bread, caraway, orange peal and plums. Taste is sweet with bread, wood, golden syrup, prunes, raisins and nuts. Mouthfeel is round and medium bodied. Finish sweet and slightly bitter with bread and orange zest.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt! Sampled on March 24, 2012
Clear dark brown color, smallish tan head. Weird, pheonlic, smoke, grainy scent. Berry, sweet, dry, alcohol taste. Dry grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, dry grainy aftertaste.
Nisse666 (5427) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
Cuso (6608) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bierkoning (11528) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and alcohol.
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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?.