huineman (422) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark maroon with abundant tan head.
Aroma is high: caramel, biscuit, butterscotch, vanilla, orange, a hint of strawberry.
Creamy, with marked sourness, metallicity and bitterness. Long finish with aftertones of biscuit. Very nice.
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bierstube. Very dark brown pour with a lasting slim foamy white ring. Sweet burnt caramel toffees. Chocolate liquorice. Wood tannins. Black cherry cordials. Clear candy toys. Glossy mouthfeel. Darkly sweet but not cloying. Feels much more Belgium than German.
Hamirubi (326) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at home, shared with a friend. An uncompromising dark bock beer with full body and lovely head on top. It has a smoked aroma on a well balanced sweet bitter caramel mouth. Lightly spiced and raisin, vanilla, dark fruit flavours. Rather strong for a 7 percent alcohol brew.
weihenweizen (2264) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped poured into a Trappist glass. Dark brown with big light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is dark malt, some caramel, and slightly bitter finish. Expected more.
lbianchi66 (123) - FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe brune, légèrement ambrée. Mousse bien. Saveurs de malt torréfié, fumé, fruits noirs, houblon et levure. Beaucoup d’esters. Arrière goût café, légèrement vanillé. Texture épaisse, carbonatation fine.
Longue en bouche.
Une bonne bock.
rondphoto (2938) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellevue KY --- Clear, very dark brown, beige head cover, full lace curtain. Taste is crisp caramel malt that adds toffee and light spice as it moves through the palate, adding enough mild hops at the end to keep it under control. The back end of the finish brings back toffee and fizz. Simple, and enjoyable.
ChewyBeer (168) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep amber with fluffy head. Toffee / caramel nose, good mouthfeel medium carbonation. Slightly sweet caramel and toffee balanced by the bitterness. Good drinking
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ei8ht Ball, served in a taster. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head that laces the glass and leaves some bubbles and film behind. Notes of banana, brown sugar, earth, leaves, caramel, candi sugar, and dried fruits. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel that finishes dry. Good dunkler bock.
unclemike (2573) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite creamy head with larger bubbles. Dark red body. Light, roasty licorice aroma. Taste is deep, intense sweet roastiness with licorice notes. Very harmonic and balanced. Dry licorice aftertaste. Hoppy notes, and a touch of coffee
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep reddish/brown pour. Tan head. Nice and malty, sweet dried fruits, yeasty goodness. Some vanilla and toffee notes.