beerlady (556) - lucerne, - SEP 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
darker copper colored beer with an offwhite head. smells malty, caramelly, bittersweet. tasts of biscuits, caramel, raisins, dried pears and plums, rather sweet.
aftertaste biscuits, bittersweet
JefVerstraete (873) - BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/red colour. Soft carbonation. Medium body. Sweet aroma with notes of ripe dark fruit and some roastiness. A bit too sweet for me.
VDuquerroux (85) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A very dark brown beer. I can see brown hues through the light just at the bottom and the top of the beer. Huge thin beige persistant foam. Beautiful. Aroma of caramel, spices, herbs, alcohol. Sweetness is first medium, then light and finally, medium. Bitterness is first light and medium in the end. Medium body. Sweet texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish with a warming note. Overall, I like this beer very much : beautiful and delicious !
darioklc (486) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown cloudy color with a huge persistent head.
Sweet upfront. Brown sugar caramel malts, dark fruits. Strong on earthy yeasts reminding a brown bread. Nice light and dry bitter end
Medium creamy body. Medium carbonation. A bitter-sweet beer
I like it and really recommend it
Beerhunter111 (3263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Malz, Karamell, rote Früchte. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, rote Früchte, leicht würzig.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (Cracked Kettle?) - BB2010, drunk 2014-02 (8:4:8:4+:15++=3.9++)
Pours with raisins and plums aplenty, nice. Sweet in the glass, more dark fruits, just one hint of tomato early on, but sweet toffee malts too. Has some Thomas Hardy elements too, nice. Reddy brown, tight tan head. Beautiful soft palate, smooth carbonation. Initially, just a tiny yeasty aspect, but a beautiful soft toffee malt, nice burnt corner gives it some dryness. Lovely earthy dry bitter hops. My god, this has aged beautifully. Even some mocha or coffee in the finish. Just a tiny whisker short of wow, perhaps if it wasn’t for the tomato hint, it would be 4.0.
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) - BB 2014-11, drunk 2014-02 (6:4:6+:4:13=3.3+)
How can I review this tasteless nonsense after that absolute delight of the 6-year sample. Pleasant malts, sweetish, nice roast. Palate thinnish (in comparison), crisp carbonation, but there is a nice sweet fullness to the body. Nice malty body, roast good, hops subtle, burntness. Not bad, but really does nothing but get better with age.
DRINK THIS WITH 5 YEARS ON IT!!!!
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Deep reddish tones with a soapy off-white head. Rich aroma of prune, raisin, and licorice. Medium to fuller bodied, taste is similar to the aroma and the licorice lingers a bit. Solid.
markschiedon (80) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking blind both a La Trappe Bockbier of this season (33cl) and one of a year old (30cl).
This seasons beer:
Alcohol, caramel, malt and licorice in the aroma.
A clear brown beer with a big brown head.
Sweet and bitter are nicely balanced. Also in the taste caramel and licorice, but also coffee.
Normal carbonation. ( 5 4 7 3 13)
Beer of one year old:
Alcohol, caramel, and cardboard in the aroma.
A somewhat unclear red-brown beer with a medium brown head.
Sweet and bitter are nicely balanced, but also a little sour.
Higher carbonated. (6 4 8 4 15)
Fredxyz (4) - BRAZIL - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excelente bock, forte e muito lúpulo! Vale a pena quando quer uma cerveja encorpada, cor escurecida e sabor forte e marcante.
CanCrusher (496) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33L. Courtesy of Kita. Dark, ruby red-brown colour with creamy, light brown head. Intensive aroma of dark fruits, (cherry dominate), milk chocolate, molasses, light aroma of alcohol. Taste starts moderate bitter with chocolate and caramel note and finished heavy bitter with long lasting aftertaste. Full bodied beer with oily structure, really good one...
oliodnb (78) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Dark reddish brown, creamy beige head. Smells of sweet malt and caramel. Very rich bock taste, with toasted and smoked notes. Great, long lasting finish. Excellent beer.