jb (2327) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown with very thick foamy head, not real clear. Belgian candy sugar, malty, prunes, toffee nose. Palate is sweet but a bit sharp and acidic. Nice feel to it. Nice tang, partially the small bubbled carbonation. I really like this.
thebeertourist (4946) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle at The Beer Brothers Zomerbierfestival, Mechelen. Deep burgundy with a tan creamy head. Fruity with hints of nuts. On the sweet side, but good, nutty flavours. Likeable.
marcus (6868) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown beer poured with a decent beige head and a malty aroma. There is a pleasant roasted malt flavor with some carbonation and residual bitterness.
Fin (7822) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at t’ Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 07-06-09 Pours dark amber with beige head, Aroma is strong maltiness, caramel and some yeast. Tastes of toffee, malts, dark sugars, bit nutty, nice beer. A7 A4 A7 P3 Ov14 3.3
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At La Trappe degustation facility Schaapskooi Koningshoeven I had this fine bock. Dark and malty, great bitters, modest head and carbonation. Not the sweetness that seems more and more trend in bocks. Nice beer in a nice atmosphere. I should rate this location too.
nickd717 (3587) - 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 (3672) - 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.