Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Bottle. Dark colour with a tan head. Caramel nose. Caramel and light rasted barley flavour.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark copper body with a delicious creamy head.
Malty aroma with burned notes, taste of sugar, licorice, and a finish with hints of lemon.
ClubGonzo (4444) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark caramel-syrup colored body with a quickly fading medium off-white head. Nose is caramel, syrup, dark malts and hints of metal. Taste is very similar: caramely sugar tones, hints of roasted malts, dark syrup and metal again - like someone dropped a copper coin into the glass and let it sit there for a while. Some yeasty, alcoholic tones also surface in the finish as the beer warms up more. Medium body, fairly soft carbonation. Not too bad; without the metal this could have been a good bock, but instead "mediocre" is the only thing that comes to mind.
tfredvik (1277) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Metallic body with a black, full-sized, backlit keyboard and a matte, long-lasting, 15 inch, high resolution screen. 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD and... Oh, I’m sorry, that was my MacBook rating, here is my Mack Bok rating: the colour is a bit lighter than the colour of two last dunkler bocks I’ve had, this one is medium brown. The small, light brown head reduces quickly to a patchy film, and there is very little lacing. The aroma is sweet, as it should be, but not that sweet. There are some dried dark fruits in there, but what is dominating is a stinging alcoholic scent. There are also a certain solvent-like thing (or maybe it’s just the alcohol that’s talking). It sure is different, but I’m not sure if I really like it that much. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter, with a light bitter finish. The flavours are also very alcoholic. it reminds me of my first alcohol filled chocolate I had when I was a kid: it’s sweet, it’s sort of good, but far too much of that unpleasant alcohol feeling! There is also some spices, almost like a Jägermeister (the latter might be coloured by the fact that my wife is having a Jäger while I’m rating this beer). Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Ok beer, but the alcohol is far too biting.
[50 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Oslo City, Oslo]
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. The book-ale pours a deep ruby body with a small quickly sidesticking off-white head. Aroma is sweet, bready and malty with some dark fruit references. Average carbonated, oily mouthfeeling and medium-bodied. Tastes sweet and malty with notes of burned sugar, light hops and some hints of malt extract. It’s leaving the mouth really oily and lubricated.
bergstaden (1510) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with off white head - nice malty aroma with hints of caramel and olso some sweetness - same sweet malt taste that lingers for a long time - a good solid malt forward beer
esp0r (2167) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample - Dark brown. Aroma is malty and has alot of grain and caramel. Taste is full malt bodied, good sweetness. Some finish bitterness
Koelschtrinker (11749) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kräftig herber Malzantrunk mit zunehmend würzigen Elementen. Die wenig würzige Malzigkeit verstärkt sich im Mittelteil und bendelt sich auf angenehmem, nicht aber wirklich starkem Niveau ein. Die Herbe wandelt sich gleichzeitig zur Bitterkeit Nun fängt das Bier früh an auszuklingen, es ist somit ein einfach trinkbares Bier, das immerhin bis zur Halbzeit genügend Abwechslung bietet. 10/10/9/8/7/8
Tim Webb (257) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught, 50 metres from the brewhouse at the brewery tap. Arguably the best of the Norwegian boks. Richly caramelled, tongue bathingly not-quite-rich but a big presence. Needs to get out more.
CH-303 (1542) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Good amount of tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt and dark fruit.
Taste: Again, dark malt and dark fruit. Slightly roasted.
Info: 500ml bottle, 24/12-2010