JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted malt, caramel and melanoidins fill the air space above the brown liquid. Small head of taupe bubbles. Hints of purple and mahogany when held to the light. I do seem to catch a hint of DMS after a little time with this one in the glass. Thick and chewy feel, with just enough zip to keep it light on the palate. Fairly simple malt goodness, caramel and light toast, hints of oak and bitter herbal hops. Dries out quite nicely in the finish and linger, nearly a bit too much as there is a bit of ashy-ness at the end. I was hoping for a bit more smokiness, but still a solid bock. 3/10
Senka (1042) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl BBE 12.11.17 Black bock, Malty, with loads of iron and caramel. Medium bodied. This is to metallic to me. Easy to drink. Not overloaded with alcohol. Sharp and better be enjoyed colder than cellar temperature. Nixed feelings. I have been expecting much more.
HopTsing (544) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle poured a brown brew with a tan head .Sweet, rich malty aroma. Full bodied, sweet, with a not too heavy hop presence.
tia (1633) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not the prettiest beer- medium brown with dissipating head. But it smells like good holiday bread. Taste follows though a little to the sweet side. A little harsh and a little overly sweet for me.
BBHansen (687) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with good off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, bread, brown sugar, nuts and some straw hints. palette: medium to strong aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low to average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: tasteful roasted bock, but somewhat sweet.
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home. brown hazy color. big tan head. smells fruity, grapes, acidic, citric, pears, red apples, some alcohol, some sweetness, a bit liqueurish. full body, soft carbonation, full mouthfeel. taste malty sweet, some honey, citric, liqueurish, alcoholic, grapes again, some red berries. finishes with malty sweetness, citric notes, light dried fruits and lightly alcoholic. smell is very lovely, taste is not as good, almost a bit boring. but overall quite nice beer.
MonsterMagnet (1048) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Geiserich, thanks! (Euro swap 2015-2). Pours red brown with a light beige head. Caramel, elderberries, unripe cherries, lightly burnt cane sugar, dark breadbread, iron, molasses, sweet apples. Sweet, malty, creamy, a bit harsh.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a fizzy tan head. Malty, nutty, hints of caramel and cherry. Builds to a lift and drop with the finish. A bit earthy. Some raisin as well. Interesting.
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Camba Bavaria. Dark red with a tall, fine head. Almost black. Nose of caramel, toffee, a bit oxidized. Somewhat burnt and estery flavor, lots of caramel, bread. Rather sweet and milky, and a bit too oxidized.
Benzai (12603) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy red color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweet, dried fruits and caramel. Average body, a bit fizzy carbonation.