mile (3715) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel, some fruitiness and light roasted malt, light alcohol. Medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some fruitiness - light dark fruits, light hoppyness and light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, faint roasted malt and light hoppyness with some alcohol. Caramel sweetish bock.
Shaney (2424) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelbraun, feiner bräunlicher Schaum. Hefig-fruchtiges Aroma nach Steinobst (Pflaume). Vollmundiger Geschmack nach Hefe und Mandel, schön würzig im Mittelpart. Klingt ungewöhnlich trocken-herb aus. Für ein Bockbier ziemlich herb geraten und nicht so klebrig süß. Gefällt mir!
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 330ml bottle (7+4+7+3+12=3,3). Dark copper color. Small off-white head, stays. Alcohol, caramel, dark fruits, raisins in aroma. Malty, creamy, very mild roast, raisins, yeast in flavor. Nice mellow roasty/raisins in aftertaste.
750ml bottle (shared by FatPhil), BB2010. Medium size, brown head, stays. Raisins, prunes, sweet, malty aroma. Sweet, moldy, raisins, prunes in taste. Absolutely fantastic.
BitchPls (711) - FINLAND - DEC 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, a little lighter than a cola drink. A big beige head. Aromas of some citrus and bread. Quite sweet. Tastes a little like a sweet rye bread. Watery. Has some roasty bitterness in the after taste. Not quite my style of a beer.
Marstonlad (687) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish dark brown with a large, frothy head. Aroma has caramel maltiness, dark fruits, raisin and some yeasty spiciness. Interesting but unusual for a bock. Taste is even more unusual for a bock; it has sweetish maltiness, strong fruitiness, yeast and even a hint of crisp, floral hop aroma. Drying finish with grapefruit and some alcohol. Medium bodied and sticky. This doesn’t seen like a bock at all but I enjoyed it all the same.
jookos (4610) - FINLAND - NOV 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brown, dark mahogany. Sweet malts, some dark fruit, plums, raisins. Dark candi. A bit like a dubbel, but not as rich and boozyer. Body is lghter than expected, and drier. Even as a bock not that great. A bit thin, not as warming as I’d like. And as a la trappe, I’m automatically looking for the yeasty esters that obviously aren’t there.
Hermod (5458) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Dark ruby color, thick white head. Dark fruity, bready, yeasty aroma. Similar flavor, quite boozy. Long sweetish, boozy finish. Did not work for me.
mikkopen (1008) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Cloudy reddish borown colour, thick light beige head. Sweetish malty aroma with dark fruits and spices. The flavour is toasted malty, with some banana and dark fruits and a toasted finish. Nice.
koenmachiel (29) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite metallic taste and some unfriendly bitterness. I love La Trappe, but they did not well with this bok. Disappointing experience, next time I’ll stick to the dubbel.
BeerBaboon (1876) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark ruby with off-white head. Aroma of fruits, malt and spices. Flavour of fruits, malt, hops and spices.