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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle @ PLan B. Depp amber coloured with a medium sized creamy and off-white head. Quite malty with notes of bread, plums, caramel, grain and a slight grassy hops feel. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle @ Plan B Cph.
Pours a deep red with a small, creamy, off-white head on top. Aroma has lots of rye bread some plums and doughiness. Low carbonation, fair mouthfeel - slightly creamy. Flavour starts off a bit metallic, lots of rye bread again and is pretty sweet. Very little chocolate, but there are plums and coconut (?). A bit of hoppiness at the far end. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 Bottled. Clear dark amber, small head. From nose to finish licorice molasses and bread dominates. It’s sweet and dense, fruity and salty with solid body and fairly soft mouthfeel. Finishes with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle at chris_o’s take my thong off your head tasting. Alround tasting: Typical bready malty sweet bock, raw grainy bready yeasty character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Copper colour with a beige head. Sweet and malty nose. Tastes sweet, malty and slightly bitter with notes of fruits. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Could be a little bit stronger in taste but on overall it was quite good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2008
Chris_o’s GBBF Shindig August 08. Sweet and strong with a lingering bitterness. Like a strong dark tea with sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle. A clear, copper beer with a beige head. Sweetish, slightly fruity nose with cooked vegetables playing a too big part. Caramel-sweet and grainy, rather fruity flavor with the vegetables being too evident here too. Quite thin body for a bock. Cooked vegetables, sweet maltyness and some hops in the finish, but low on bitterness. Ok for a bock though. A drinkable, but not very well-crafted bock. (080731)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10540) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. Brown colour with a white head. Aroma sweet, caramel, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malt, hop. OK beer, but could be more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
0,5 l bottle - shared with gunnfryd and yngwie in Korshavn. Thank you, yngwie. Brown color, small disappering white head. Aroma is malty and grainy, sweetness and dried fruit. Flavor is malty, fruity and has a bit bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s Pre GBBF Tasting
Decent dark amber colour with a surprisingly white head. A straight forward fruity bock with a lot of caramel. Nice burnt toast notes and a fiarly lengthy bitter finish. Not bad.

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