blackisle (1019) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl. caged corked bottle, vintage 2009 (bought end 2013). Clear nearly opaque deep ruby brown color, two finger frothy beige head, recedes slowly, light lacing; aroma sweet roasted malts, caramel, nut wine, raisin, molasses, licorice; taste heavy to moderate sweet, moderate bitter; full body, spicy notes; light creamy texture, soft carbonation; finish bittersweet, roasted sugar, caramel, toffee. Tasty beer, a real winterwarmer.
Borresteijn (5180) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl Bottle, 2-3 years old. Hazy ruby brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of red fruits, oxidisation, port wine, raisin, sweet malts. Flavour is also oxidised, almost plastic-like, yeast, red fruits, sweet malts, hint of chocolate, light-bitter finish. Light-bodied. Nice.
OllieBBommel (1194) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@home, 75cl. Head: nice beige foam. Colour: clear ruby brown. Aroma: some licorice, some malt.Taste: medium bitter-sweet. Palate: smooth, medium bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice
mutz (683) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hetzelfde commentaar als GSAP, iets teveel gedronken die jongen zo te zien.... Goed te drinken in ieder geval.
GSAP (545) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is zacht zoet en kurk. Smaak is ook zeer zacht, mooi rond bloemig zoet, tikkeltje muf en lange zachte afdronk, mondgevoel prima. 2010 versie. Bierproeverij @ de Klep 2 juni 2013.
jerohen (2054) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from some shop in the south of Limburg, harvest of 2010, sampled in 2013. Brown colored, medium off-white head. Malty nose, caramel, ’aged’ notes, molasses, bread. Initially sweet flavor, caramel malts, becomes more dry in finish. It really feels like the aging works, and the dryness in finish makes it very drinkable. Not being a big fan of bocks in general, i thought this one was quite nice.
MaartenRF10 (1642) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Mitra Bier Experience
2012. Slightly hazy red brown, nice full light brown head. Aroma is overripe fruit and malt. Taste is raisins, overripe fruit, dades. Ok body and carbo.
Douberd (2963) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Green 750 ml bottle, corked and caged. Poured into a snifter. ABV is 6,5%
Two full fingers of beige creamy head, with very good retention. Light lacing left behind. A little bit of activity in the glass. Colour of the beer itself is a really nice, alive dark ruby colour when hold against the light, almost brown when it just sits on the table.
Aroma is quite similar to the wider available, mainstream let’s say, bock beer of the brewery. Lots of stewed fruits, caramel, molasses.
Taste is sweet at first, becoming sweet/sour right afterwards. Again, fruits, sugars and some spices, reminded me of mulled wine. As it warms up, it becomes even better, as the sourness seems to fade away.
Medium thickness on the body, with the sour finish being a long one. As of carbonation, I would say average.
Overall, very good beer.
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl bottle @ home. A bit hazy red color, small to medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly bitter, slightly sweet, some overripe fruits and slightly grainy. Low to medium body and carbonation.
MarcHulsebosch (2) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite sour for a bock beer. Dark brown/red. Some hints of caramel. A little thin, soft carbonation. From the bock "exposition" at Berendsen, Enschede