bonkiedeaap (278) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought a bottle at Bert’s Bierhuis. The color is reddish brown with a cream colored head, CO2 level is perfect. In the aroma tones of red fruits and a little sweetness of the caramel. The taste is dry and bitter with a light sweetness of the red fruits. The finish is fresh and dry and the bitterness is long noticable. Not my favorite bock, but not the worst.
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark brown beer with nice huge creamy head and very good retention. Nose is malty, caramel and spicy. Aroma is medium sweet, lot of spices such as cinnamon and paradise seeds, nice round buttery caramel, creamy feeling, light sourness, good and complex, finish is more like a stout with roasted notes and dark chocolate, coffee touch also, nice !
Maakun (682) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown, creamy tan head. Smoky and burnt toast at first, later a bit grassy, dried fruits and yeast, but still some burnt/ashy touches. Thin body. Overall slightly too much ash for my taste.
androman (441) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ home. Ruby red to cola color, hazy, brownish strong head. Aroma caramel, slightly smoky, malty, dark fruits, red wine notes, light coffee. Taste very light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Medium body, thin feel, lively carbon, long lasting fine bitter finish. Great that sweetness is moderated, this is a fine, tasty bock bear, and easy to drink.
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent bokbeer. Rubyred color, foam layer dissapears rather quickly. Fruity aroma. Taste of caramel and roasty flavors. Not bad at all.
Erzengel (2708) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Best before was 27.10.12, so now more than one year over. The beer in the glass is dark brown, the nose quite aroma-less, a bit malty. The beer starts nicely smooth, caramel, nice bitter hops, rye, probably the floral notes from the oats as well. The mainpart is quite intense, sweet-caramel, the hops become more bitter till the end, brown sugar, slightly roasted (or just the rye).
--> interesting!! 10/10/9/10
SimplySike (922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy rubyred with big tan head.
Aroma caramel, roasted malts, dark fruits, raisin, bit of coffee, rye.
Taste caramel sweet, burnt malts, bitter finish.
tricksta_p (1190) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 2011 version. Pours a hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, dark fruit. Slighly smokey. This is quite a nice bock, I very much enjoyed it.
2012 version drank 29/11/2013. Decidedly less tasty than the 2011 version, will try this one again in a year.
2014 version, 03/10/2014. Not a big fan of this bock, it’s quite sweet. Gets much better as it ages.
markextrae (1092) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 version from tap. poured hazzy brown with a tan head. a lot of malt and yeast, small caramel flavour. verry dry and some kind of metal flavour. not good at all.
deyholla (6711) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Bockbier Festival in Amsterdam. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has some bread and grain notes with a hint of leaves underlying. Flavor has earthy grain and leaves through out with a bit of bread towards the finish.