blackisle (618) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 30cl. Clear dark red copper, medium sized frothy tan head, disappears after a while, some lacing; aroma sweet roasty malts, caramel, bit dark chocolate, licorice, raisins, brown sugar; full sweet roasty taste, caramel, toffee, clove, cinnamon; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation; smooth sweetbitter finish, spicy tones, bit alcohol. A full sweet beer without being sugary. Nice.
MaartenRF10 (1566) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm donkerbruin, lichtbruine kraag. Beetje een gusher. Geur zoet en warm, gebrande mout, rozijnen en donker fruit. Smaak evenzo, vrij kruidig ook. Pittig biertje.
deanso (5110) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl from Mitra.
Thick creamy white head. Clear deep amber pour. Caramel aftertaste. Fairly decent.
MarcoDL (2077) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent doppelbock. Has roasted sweet malt and dark fruits. Not very special though.
mike_77 (2991) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Malty aroma with dried fruits. Flavour is dry, woody, fruity and bitter.
paulvanpelt (321) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mistig, donker kastanjebruin bier. Kleine schuimkraag. Aroma van gebrande mout, aards. Licht zuur, licht zoet, bitterheid komt vooral in de nasmaak. Licht waterig, medium body. Middelmatig.
markschiedon (184) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In the aroma I smell some caramel, walnuts, but mainly alcohol. The beer has a small head which is pretty dark. Color of the beer is brown and the beer is clear. A sweet taste with some bitterness and some sourness. In the aftertaste the bitter comes up more stays the longest. Itís not bad, but I experience it as watery, and thatís not what I like in dark beers.
androman (323) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
30cl bottle @ home. Clear dark red-brown color, pinky white long lasting head. Aroma floral, dark fruits, light cherry notes, caramel, coffee, roasty malt, slightly woody. Taste medium sweetness - just enjoyable, medium bitterness. Medium to full body, sticky texture, lively carbon, medium lasting fine bitter finish. Good quality, tasty bock, quite complex aroma.
Douberd (2098) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 300 ml, bought at the local Jan Linders. Into a snifter. ABV 7.5%
Pours a dark brown with beautiful red ruby shades where light meets it. Something less than two fingers of light brown and thick head, with average retention. Medium lacing left on the glass, along with a thin layer of foam on the surface.
Aroma of stewed fruits, sugar and molasses, hints of alcohol after some deep sniffing.
Taste is quite sweet and light alcoholic. Fruity, with red grapes, fortified wine qualities. Sugar again, quite a bit of it.
Medium thick body, as much carbo as it needs. Nice dryness on the palate and a bit sticky too.
Overall a very good bock, maybe a bit too sweet but I liked it though.
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is something about this beer that I personally canít appreciate. Something earthy/plummy I also recognized in the Vicaris Generaal beer (double) So if you like either one of those, I recommend to taste the other. . I can see why others appreciate it, since it is actually well balanced and I believe this is a quality product, itís just not my taste.