BlackHaddock (5648) - Shropshire, - NOV 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sunday 20 Oct 2012 sees me sat outside in bright sunlight: Valkenburg, Holland. I walk passed a board advertising La Trappe Bockbier on tap, I put myself into reverse and have two lovely glasses of this and watch the world go by.
Deep brown/ruby red in body colour: the sunlight dancing on the ruby tints. Large cream coloured head when brought to my table: soon turns into a wispy covering and collar (what a pity).
Malts and yeast esters vie for your smell senses with the malts easily winning. Add a hand full of crushed dark, red berries and a spoon full of all spice and you’ve got the aroma.
The malts rule the taste as well, malty molasses giving the beer a rich, smooth feel and flavour. Most likely the best Bock I had while on the trip. Another bar was having a Bock Fest and had around 8 on tap, so I managed to try a few, as you do!
arkanu (37) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Huge, light brown with yellowish tint head on top of a dark brown with suble red notes pour. Starts great. Heavy carbonation which is barely noticeable due to the amazing aroma of the hops. Bitterness is amazingly well masked, taste is well balanced, not too strong roasted malt, not too much caramel, just the ideal amount. Dark dried fruits, some hints of smoked plums and toasted bread. Aftertaste is somewhat sweet, yet with subtle bitter notes. Amazing beer!
chrisko82 (497) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piwo ciemnobrązowe, piana dość obfita, dość trwała, symbolicznie lepi szkło. W aromacie słodko, głównie karmel. W smaku równie słodko, karmel, tosty. Średnia pełnia. Wysycenie średnie.
jice (248) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
notes de chocolat, caramel, épices, amertume en fin de bouche. Pas fan du style à titre personnel, mais passe assez bien en fin de soirée/repas
StilleStorm (1304) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DAA; Bottle, drunk at Melkebaren. Poured huge, dark brown with a lasting creamy, lacing and lasting head. Nose is moderate, toasted malt, caramel, rasin bread, spice and light spice. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a warming, fruit, lasting finish. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat.
malenica93 (1) - Split, CROATIA - APR 8, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 bottle, earthy brown color, big tan head. Very malty and caramel aroma. Rich sweet and little bitter taste, alcohol well hidden. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Good beer.
alex_leit (1591) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Reddish-bronze color, good foam. Aroma: very sweet, rich maltiness, caramel, toffee, plum jam, dried fruit, porto. Taste: sweet, malty, wine, candy, candies, dried fruits, sparkling, medium dry finish.
anstei (888) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Erzbierschof Zürich. It’s quite ironic that 2 days after importing and rating my first Dunkler Bock, there now is one in my usual craft beer bar. Anyway, this one is clearly much better. Floral nose, thick malty taste, dark but not roasty. Fine but well-matched carbonation. Quite sweet, but still not heavy, not your usual heavy bock to warm yourself in winter. Very nice!
u3pyg (12) - BULGARIA - MAR 1, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing Bock. Very rich taste and aroma. Tasted it from 750ml bottle with cork cap. Very good foam head and head retention. Will drink this beer any time again.
Devonbung (31) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soupy in appearance and a benign aroma - but what a taste! It takes me back to childhood. Not because I was drinking as an 8 year old, but because it smacks of the jersey caramels my grandmother used to buy as treats. A lovely drop.
phfyysik (390) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with beige head. Nose enjoying it a lot. Aroma has a lot of different shades - blackcurrant, cinnamon, a lot of caramel, brown bread, lemon, some tea plants. Taste is following and adding some yeast and toasted bread. Good beer with nice long after!