nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at La Trappe in SF. Amber-brown color with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, raisins and figs. Flavor is loads of caramel malt, estery dark fruits, brown sugar, and a hint of Belgian yeast. Smooth, syrupy, and fairly full on the palate.
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam - Pours dark amber with an ample head that leaves thick lacing. The aroma is of caramel malt with a touch of dark fruit. It tastes sweet and malty with a little of that fruit coming through. It’s medium bodied and has a slightly bitter, clean finish. It’s a great looking, very tasty bock. Highly recommended.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rum fig & raisin butter pudding. light lace on a brown body. slow upfront with flavor building back in the mouth.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a large tan head that lasts very well. Somewhat medicinal aroma of licorice and prunes, some bready maltiness. Flavor is fruity and sweet, with notes of nuts, licorice, caramel, wood, some earthiness. Quick finish. Medium bodied. (11.2 oz bottle)
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is of cherries, prunes, and some spice. First sip is bitter with some fruit and an unexpected dry finish. More Belgian strong than German bock.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle says "Konings hoeven bock" but the link led me here. Deep, cloudy amber color with a thick and long lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel and bread. Flavor is slightly crisp with hints of apple, caramel and brown sugar with a mildly bitter finish.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - APR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel on the nose and a nice deep brown colour. Taste of apples, slight tart of raspberry, spicy herbal seeds, cumin, bitterness, burnt caramel, and even a little bit of tobacco. Finish held out on a bitter note with an added spikiness.
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with reddish-orange tints. Huge, fine head. Sweet caramel aroma. Rich and malty with Belgian yeast. Malty and rich, with slightly burnt caramel and some alcohol heat. Belgian yeast quality is noticeable. More like a Belgian strong than a traditional bock
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well rounded malts and a decent Belgian quality. Moderate brown color, somewhat standard aesthetic experience. Not my favorite style. Bottle label was Koningshoeven Bock.
sayravai (4669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, BBE 06/2011, this one has the Trappist logo in it) Hazy dark ruby with a medium, tanned and firm, lasting head. Aroma of roasted, dark-bready and caramely malt. Flavor is roasted-malty, lightly sour, dryish and rye-pudding-caramely with some ashy hints. Yes, it’s just about as balanced and good as a Dutch-style bock can be - but I just don’t get the purpose of this style...