mutz (896) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Uit de fles. Ruikt vrij bitter, begint licht zoetig in de mond maar dat gaat te snel naar bitter toe . De nasmaak is ook bitter. Niet mijn bier .
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a nice big head that stays pretty long. A lot of malt in the nose and in the taste. A good bockbier.
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker bown, with a reddish shine in it. A good sized, pretty nice holding and good sticky to the glass head. A bit harder to smell, a bit earthy-spiced, not bad at all, just a bit to hard to get it. Nutty and yeasty, some red fruits,
bread, good spiced, with a nice caramel-sweet hint. Good balance between sweet and bitter, with a nice finish that tastes familiar, but can’t tell what it is... A bit woody-earthy. Decent. But seems a bit outbalanced with the yeast.
GSAP (689) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heerlijke textuur en bitterheid, pure chocolade, blijft lang hangen, maar geur doet iets minder aan. Prachtige licht bruine schuimlaag.
rederic (3253) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, dark ruby-mahogany color, with a tan colored head, nice yeasty, fruitcake, spicy, dried raisin, fig, date esters in the nose, with some biscuity, caramelized, toasted malty accents, and with some chocolatey, toffee, brown sugar, cookie dough, english pudding accents, within some graham cracker, french toast aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a good yeasty, fruity, biscuity, toasty, caramelized, bready malt, fruitcake, chocolatey character with some dark bitter chocolate, cookie dough, toffeeish, light dark coffee flavours, with some brown sugar, molasses sweetness backbone, leading towards a warming fruity, chocolatey maltiness finish.
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice brown color with a slight foam head. One of the best Dunkler Bock’s around and one of the best products from La Trappe. Rich and full taste. Slightly bitter, slightly roasted.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with a medium foamy and creamy head. Minimal lacing, long head retention.
Aroma : Belgian yeast, a bit nutty. Lots of caramel with red fruits. Nice spices. Light banana bread notes.
Taste : Belgian yeast with light banana bread. Spices and red fruits. Nice caramel especially on the finish. Light bitterness. More yeast on the finish.
Overall : Finish well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Nice long finish. Nice caramel and yeast flavours. The Belgian influence on this bockbier is impossible to miss. Quite enjoyable and quite drinkable.
pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks to Fred82. Brown with a nice biege creamy head. What a great aroma - fruit and malts mixed with yeast, butterscotch, some coffee and caramel but not too sweet - reminds me of a well aged St Bernardus although sweeter. Good carbonation and body, slightly bitter, bit of sourness in there towards the end as it becomes dry. An interesting combination of flavours but not what I was expecting, especially based on the aroma.
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cafe de Punt, Noordwijk: Dark brown coloured brew with an well balanced bitter taste with some hints of sweetness.
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear ruby-mahogany with a large, fluffy light tan head.
Aroma: Strong, almost pungent fruity malts, maybe a touch vegetal or something?, caramel and brown sugar, the vegetal note is kinda like boiled brassica (cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli), dark dried fruits, sweet smelling, an interesting mix of really rich malts and that odd badness.
Palate: Medium body, somewhat loose effervescence.
Flav.: Some bright fruitiness, plenty of caramel, brown sugar and molasses, thankfully almost no vegetal note, quite sweet, some alcohol comes through, a touch spicy, quite nice; sweet with minimal bitterness and a warming alcohol and sticky sweet malt finish.