Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown brew with lots of sediment chunks and a light brown head. The aroma is of caramel and fresh wheat bread. There were lesser amounts of dark fruit, vanilla and alcohol too. The flavor reminds me of a good Baltic Porter except not as sweet and with the high level of carbonation the flavors were a bit brighter. I taste caramel, chocolate, a bit of vanilla, dates and hiding somewhere in there I sense some tart grapes. Good stuff.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Why oh why did they put so much coriander in a bok-bier! Smells like it and tastes like it, thus this is a very spicy bok, not at all what i like in this style. Pity!
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark, murky color with a head that pours tall but falls fast. Aromas of dried fruit and sweet plums. Flavor was kind of nutty and kind of resinous. Was a decent bok style, but a little dry in the finish.
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of dark plummy fruit with some malt, perhaps yeast. Color of overripe apricot with a fast departing white head. Starts a bit tart, swiftly developing dark fruit, passing some sweetness, ending with some bitter. Some smoky character does pop up at the end, though not much. Decent mouthfeel. Spritely carbonated, but not so much as to be annoying. Finishes quite fresh, and arguably dryer than sweeter.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth monthly beer club. Pours a hazy dark amber with a fluffy, lacy off-white head. Looks a bit red with light coming through it, but "ruby red"? I don’t think so! Caramel with a trace of fruit and spice in the nose. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet nutty taste with a spicy and lightly bitter dry finish.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
If you were to go on appearances alone, you’d be hard pressed to drink this. HUGE floaties milling about makes ya wonder if they did their wash in the water they used to brew (I know, it’s just yeast...I hope). Pour is a hazy brownish/red color. Aroma is sweet, caramel and really plummy. Flavors were a bit on the sour side, yet still bready with a bit of fruitiness there. There are soo many better Belgian beers out there, I doubt I would ever purchase this.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hmm, that was one was weird. It pours copper with a bih head. Aroams are hard to discern. perhaps some notes of spices and malts. Initailly, the flavors were really off, it started bitter then turned sour right away and the finish was unpleasantly metallic. The metallic finish seemed to disappear as the beer warmed up, or perhaps I just got immune to it. All in all not my favorite.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Soft brown color with a huge ivory colored head. This beer has the largest, most disgusting floaties I’ve ever seen in a beer, fortunately the sink rather quickly. Fruity aroma with raisin and prunes dominating. Very fruity flavor with some alcohol warmth. Seems rather one dimensional but It’s not all that bad.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 12 oz bottle via Malt of the Earth monthly beer club. Pours a dark reddish brown with a massive beige head that leaves tons of chunky lace on the side of the glass. Not much in the nose, perhaps some toasty grains and molasses. Flavor is pretty mellow, some nuttiness, a tiny bit of chocolate, some peach, and a little bit of butterscotch. A tad bit of smokiness. Pretty easy to drink. Tastes more like a brown Ale than a Bock though....ahh and after reading further is says they use an Ale yeast..well that explains it, lol...
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beig head on a ruby body. Not too malty, a little smoke, hints of caramel, but not very exciting altogether, though better to my taste than most bocks.