note666 (1063) - Eindhoven, - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 - 11 - 19 330ml bottle. red-brown colour. medium, fading, creme head. earthy, nutty aroma. light bitter taste. dry palate.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml Tnx Edo. Dark ruby color, small off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with hints of vanilla and toffee. Medium-bodied. Dryish, some wood - kastanja, malty, raisins. Boring flavor.
henkjanwiegers (15) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle of last year’s stock. Not too dark for a bock, brown color, with a thin beige head that I wouldn’t call foamy at all. Smell is like a bock, but lightly sour. First taste doesn’t stand out, except for a little sourness. Medium carbonation, only a little bocky-ness in the taste, not really the dark winter taste I expected. Nuts? I don’t taste any ... Oh, wait! Yeah, about a minute after swallowing a nut-like taste lingers in my mouth, and it’s actually quite pleasant. Overall I wouldn’t recommend this beer, it wouldn’t be my first pick, but I would drink it if someone gave it to me. I would even enjojy it.
MrHangover (1788) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, leftover from previous bock season. Pours a hazy burgundy red colored beer with a small, light beige head on top. Aroma is certainly nutty, malty and touches of fruits. Chesnus aroma is picked up, but only because I know it’s supposed to be there. Flavor is medium sweet, fruity and nutty. Very malty, light sweet and short finish. Nice beer, chesnut influences become bigger and better recognizeable when the beer has warmed up a bit. Nice.
MaartenRF10 (1359) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear chestnut colour, tan head. Sweet caramel aroma. Taste is like a herfstbock, rather sweet and malty, with caramel. Are there any nuts? Not sure, maybe if you try really hard...body is a bit watery, carbo ok.
Douberd (1222) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml long neck bottle, at home. poured into a snifter. ABV 6.8%
Deep brown colour with ruby shades, semi-transparent. Two fingers of tan head, with low retention and no lacing left on the glass.
Malty smell, somewhat weird and cheesy-like. Really stinks at first, becomes less offensive as the beer warms up.
Just aome light sweet malts on the taste, I can’t seem to taste any of the chestnuts. Some light caramel taste along with alcohol too.
Medium thin body, low carbonation.
Overall, this was pretty weak, and not only compared to the other two of the series.
worldbeertaste (1361) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a red tint and a medium, beige, disappearing, sticky and lacy head. Smells of toasted malt, with nut - chestnut, and caramel and a bit of roast with raisin and chocolate. Sweet and nice. Slightly herbal. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet toasted and caramel malt with some chestnuts gives a nice base to work with but not too sweet. It ends with a soft roast, chocolate bitter dry finish. I like the full malt taste of a decent bock. The toasted and roasted act nicely to counter the caramel and sweet malt. Nice balance.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, nuts, caramel, fruit and carambola (starfruit). Sweet malty flavour, caramel, candied chestnuts. Quite thin body. Malty finish, quite short, caramel, with some lingering sweetness.
Chestnut is not the easiest fruit to let shine in a beer I presume, but besides some caramelised tones which might have been chestnut I haven’t really noticed it. Still, it’s an enjoyable beer.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)
ShivanDragon (988) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
rood/bruin met minimale bruine kraag.
aroma van mout, honing en ja, het zit er echt in; kastanje
smaak: bittertje, ietwat kruidig, enorm waterig, voor mij weinig noten/kastanje smaakbeleving.
lichte body, dun van textuur, normale co2,.
overall: te vlak, te waterig, geen complexiteit in de smaken, helaas géén herhaling voor mij.
erickok (2819) - Tours, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with off white to yellow head. Forest malts, sweet bread, resin hops. Sweet nuts. Quite sweet body, light malts, dough. Enough herbal hops in the end. Nice bok, bit flat. (33cl bottle from ABC beers)
tderoeck (3600) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/XII/12 - 33cl bottle from Mitra (Maastricht) @ home - BB: IX/13 (2012-1328) Thanks to Anniek for getting me the beer!
Clear red brown beer, big irregular beig head, unstable, little adhesive. aroma: very sweet and sugary, caramel, cough syrup, candy from dark forest fruis. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some caramel, but not as sweet as I feared, toast, little sour, bready, brown sugar, mocha, some chocolate. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, earthy, some mocha and chocolate, hoppy bitter ending. Very complex and good brew!