SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle for the brewery gift shop. Dark, hazy brown color with a stable yellowish head. Toasty malt and fruity esters in the aroma. Fruity and deeply malty flavor with dark caramel leading to a toasty and dry finish. Medium in body and just malty. A nice Dutch bok, I guess. I wouldn’t doubt if they used their top-fermenting yeast for this, as it’s quite fruity.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Utobeer, 25th August 2010. Cloudy reddish brown look. Rich malty taste. Dates, jam and a bit of candy sugar. Coats the mouth but less than expected.
deanso (6624) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 sample at http://www.lekkerstebockbier.nl/ 2010
Lots of head. Amber colour. Nice bok!
abemorsten (3209) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at gunnar’s. Pours hazy orange with a creamy orange/brown head. Rich sweet and fruity aroma with dried fruits and berries present, Alcohol even aceton whiff. Sweetness alcohol and acidity present in the mouth. Full bodied, oily and syrupy texture.
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl from Amstein in St-Légier (CH). Mahogany beer with plentiful beige foam. Chocolate flavor, toffy and licorice. The taste is similar, bitter-roasted and full, chocolate and vanilla. Notes of toasted malt, candied fruits, pepper, licorice and marc. It spreads out long and drier, with hints of spices.
JPMarat (68) - GREECE - NOV 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great bock beer from the trappist monastery....Full of taste,just a little too sweet,but otherwise a great beer.Little foam and full body as well as a great palate.
gunnar (6422) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle kindly shared by beerpal Ivar. Pours dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark red fruits, plums and caramel and something like aceton. Taste is dark malts, lingering malty aftertaste. Smooth palate.
Quack-Duck (8596) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Bierkoning - Bedankt! Hazy brown colour, large off-white head. Malty base, caramel, woody hints, spicy, with raisins and caramel.
Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, kindly shared by my beerpal Ivar. ABV is 7%. Cloudy brown colour, big beige head with an orangey hue. Malty and slightly stale aroma (stale dark fruits). Malty rich flavour, spicy and oaky notes, moderate hops in the finish.
Nickls (1980) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a finger of lightly off-white head on a rich coppery brown, murky hue. Raisins, toffee, and a hint of roasted malt and fruit in the aroma. Dark fruits in the flavor at first, toffee again and some reduced brown sugar, dryish malty finish. Medium to thinner body with snappy, bubbly carbonation. Warming, and tasty. Certainly a solid brew.