KnutAlbert (5546) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of aromatic hops. More of a bitter finish than most Norwegian bocks - a better beer. Fine flavour from the hops, reminds me of a fine English bitter!
gunnfryd (9336) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Red brown with a beige head.Malty and alcoholic aroma.vry light roasted caraml and alchol flavour.light rosted caramel finish.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thanks Roger Furseth.
Okay, this is not at all a flawless beer but it has character. Just like some breweries, it suffers from bad environment. Dark copper colour it is, the head is big and light brown. Aroma is very buttery, on the edge of being harsh but I enjoy it. Flavour is wonderfully soft malty, there is a gentle touch of roastiness/licorice and also chocolate. A bit on the sweet side perhaps but here it just adds to the flavour. Long finish.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,33l. Clear ruby/brown colour. Creamy head leaving filigrees on the glass. Very pretty! Heavy malty aroma. Some caramellish sweetness. A dry malty finish. Another good norwegian bock.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at Lorry (040503).
Brown, moderate to heavy malty arome, very sweet. Medium body. My first Bock-bier and a favourite.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Medium off-white head of large bubbles; clear, dark red body. Sweet malty aroma, notes of bread; faint notes of coffee. Not that much aroma. Sweet taste, with some off notes, maybe some butter. Faint bitterness, faint burntess. Not very much taste, and some of what is there isn’t entirely right. Well. It’s OK, I guess. A disappointment, this, as
some of the other Mack stuff is quite good.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Rubyish/dark copper coloured, small white bubbly head. Rye, raisins and malt in a pleasant mix in the aroma. Sweet fruity flavour with plummy, malty and hoppy hints. Quite weldone and -balanced.
TBone (11314) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 05/2006)
Ruby amber brown color, not much head. Burned sugar, rye bready aroma. Medium-bodied. Burned sugary flavor. Decent brew from macro brewery.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mildly vegetal and sweet aroma. Clear copper coloured body with no head. Watery caramel flavour. Medium-light body with no carbonation. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.
yngwie (11751) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottle. Off-white head and brown beer. Aroma is sweet and malty with a little alcohol. Taste of malt, caramel and alcohol, but sweet malt dominates. Even the aftertaste is mostly sweet. (050918)