Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Toffee and rich malty nose. Some chocolate notes as well in the finish. Dark solid brown with a rapidly dissipating brown head. All toasted malts and nice brown sugar. I can’t say I have ever had a beer that accentuated malts so perfectly. Slight booze warmth in the finish, but a brilliant winter beer.
ryecatcher (764) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky, deep coppery brown, slight head, not much lacing. Nose is malty (go figure... theis beer is pretty much a malt bomb all around), hints of vanilla, caramel and tobacco. Mouth is medium bodied, light sweetness, malt forward (malt backward and sideways too), some dried fruit (dates particularly) in there, toffee, vanilla, pipe tobacco. Quite as tasty little beer.
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 2010. Bottle. Caramel, toffee and malt aromas. Pours red brown with a tan head. Sweet flavors of caramel and dried fruit.
monk191 (874) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice bock. Pours a beautiful brown with a white head. Not too much smell, a little sweet. Taste is great, lots of banana and some pepper. Had on tap at Mill Valley Beerworks.
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Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky copper, dense white head. Smells toasty, bready. Flavor is burnt toast and bread, with a good dose of molasses. Dry, woody finish.
mansquito (3337) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour George, NY 50cl ($10): Pours a mahogany colour with a thick looking off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee, and caramel malts. Taste is somewhat sweet, but not cloying. Body is medium to heavy and gives it a pretty substantial mouthfeel. It doesn’t have excessive amounts of complexity. Hops are barely there. Still, it is pretty nice.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dark bread, caramel and roasted nuts. Malty taste with chocolate, dark bread, caramel, nuts and a mild bitterness. More than medium bitterness, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Nice one.
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Very dark reddish brown colour, close to black. Mediumsized thick creamy beigeish brown head, that leaves some slight lace. Aroma is sweet ripe fruits, raisins, some sweet malts, and sap along with some toffeeish ntoes. Flavour is rather similar with burnt sugary and fruit juice concentrate like sweetness. A bit too sweet for me.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Dark fruit and caramel aromas. Raisin, dark fruit and spice flavors. Overall a very good bock.
drjay44 (2606) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Opened aa tiny gusher, then poured a meduim, short retention, beige head, over a clear, reddish brown (SRM 20) body....nose is malt forward with plum, raisin, toffee/caramel....taste is malt forward with toffee/caramel, raisin, plum, fig, dried cherry...mouth feel thick, slightly sticky, mild alcohol warmth, carbonation low. This meets the style quite well. It is very malt forward in both aroma and flavor. It is not quite as malt heavy in aroma or flavor as the best resulting in lower complexity, but it is still a nice beer. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7