ekstedt (5978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50 cl swing-top) from bierzwerg.de. Clear deep copper, medium off-white head. Earthy and nutty malt aroma with some roasted notes, spicy and herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry to semi dry, medium bitterness.
_angst_ (3545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ekstedt shared @ Ekstedts bock-tasting. Pours copper with a white head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with honey, prunes, raisins, alcohol, dark bread and hints of caramel. Taste is sweet and very metallic with bread, cloves, prunes and hints of cocoa-powder. Mouthfeel is slightly watery and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and metallic with bread and dried dark fruits.
Nisse666 (5099) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared thx to Ekstedt cons 2013-03-25
Ar: dry caramel, melas
Ap: dark caramel, beige head
F: fruity, caramel, melas, high bitterness
omhper (21275) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear nut brown. Restrained hay-like hops and roasty bread in the nose. Surprisingly dry with solid bready malt and lots of spicy hops. Minerally, very quenchable bock with really bitter, resiny finish. I really need to go to Franconia in bockbierzeit!
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Rubyish amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is bread, mild chocolate, some toasted malts, slight herbs and earth. Flavour is mild toasted malts, bigtime dry grassy bitterness as well as some chocolate and some mild toffee as well. Quite bitter and alternative bock!
gnoff (8745) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 First rating
50 cl swing top bottle thanks to oh6gdx! BB 14.05.2012, sampled on February 26, 2012
Clear reddish brown color, fluffy lasting tan head. Sweet, yeast, spicy, malty, alcohol, lactic scent. Grainy, bread, dry, bitter, alcohol taste. Moussy mouthfeel, fairly high dry grainy bitterness.
50 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt! Sampled on March 24, 2012
Hazy light brown color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, grainy scent. Malty, berry taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high chalky, sulfate dry bitterness. Dry roasted aftertaste.
Cuso (5978) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing top bottle from bierzwerg.de web shop. Cola like brown color with small white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt. Taste, coffee, chocolate, burned sugar. Nice long bitter finish. Good.
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle. Brown color. Milk chocolate and caramel in the aroma. Roast, chocolate and caramel in the sweetish flavor. Hints of licorice. Tasty bock with a long bready aftertaste with roast and licorice. Good bock!
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 50cl. Clear nut brown with an average sized light beige head. Malty nose with caramel and raisins showing up. Good bitterness. Slightly warming on the swallow. Some lacework. Remarkably dry finish which is reminiscent of spicy hops and caramel.
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Swing-top bottle by 14.05.2012. Sweet, very rich caramel nose, light booze mingling also with dense fruit. Ruby-chestnut body with a rocky tan head. Taste is very surprisingly very dry, super dry; has a rubbery-astringent edge rather than hop bite. Roast with caramel, light bitterness seems more pronounced with no sweetness, even has some hay and wilder leanings. Soft and creamy light-medium body, much of the joy of drinking such a well-crafted brew drained by its sheer, unredeemed brutality.