BlackHaddock (3161) - Shropshire, - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oct 2012 in Valkenburg, Holland: Cafe De Grendelpoort is having a Bockfest and this was one of the brews on-tap.
Very dark, most likely the darkest Bok I saw during my stay in Holland. The head was also the whitest I saw on a Bok this time around.
The aroma and taste were of roasted but not burnt malts with red berry notes in both the smell and mouth flavours. Coffee, prunes and plums can be added to the taste thoughts as this is a complex and interesting beer.
Medium bodied and easy to drink: pity there were so mant to try, or I could have stayed on this for another one or three!
Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, 27 Feb 2014) Dark brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark bread, raisins and prunes. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark bread, caramel, chocolate, hints of raisins and a fairly dry finish with balanced bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Tasty and well made bock. Quite nice.
txspartan (930) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel, grain and metal aroma. Cloudy with lots of yeast particles. Peaty chocolate flavour, some metal.
Beerhunter111 (3112) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Malz, Karamell, rote Früchte. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, rote Früchte, leicht würzig.
DJoer (501) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Dark brown chestnut glow colour, medium mokka brown foamy head, malty caramel chocolat like burned smell, medium creamy foamy carbonation chocolat coffee bitter malty dark forrest fruites resins taste
JulienHuxley (2416) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Arendsnest. Slightly hazy copper red pour with super creamy off-white foam. Aroma is roasty, toasted malt, nutty (hazelnuts), light molasses notes. Taste is rather sweet, a bit off, mostly sweet and fruity, lacks the nice toasty flavors found in the aroma. Palate is medium bodied with light carbonation, medium-dry finish. Not bad, but a little disappointed.
rlgk (9017) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a rich beige head. Malty caramel aroma, biscuits, dark bread, roasted notes. Malty caramel flavor, spicy notes, bready, quite harsh metallic. Not what you expect in a bock.
bonkiedeaap (193) - 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 (3434) - 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 (241) - 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 (148) - 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.