Brewed by Brauerei Gebr. Maisel Bayreuth
Style: Dunkler Bock
Bayreuth, Germany


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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My interpretation of an Irish stout, with an extra portion of choice barley, special and aromatic malts to give the beer its distinctive full-bodied flavor. A robust beer of deep, dark color with an aroma of roasted malt combined with the taste of sweet caramel, delicious dark chocolate notes and a hint of wild berries.

Sit back and enjoy a firework of flavors and aroma.

Marc Goebel

Braastad's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braastad (404) - - OCT 12, 2013
Chocolate is strong on the aroma along with some roast malts. Flavor has chocolate on the front also, with some coffee/roasted notes. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
750 ml bottle kindly shared by djoeye. Unclear red-brown body under a fair, fawn-coloured head. Faint lacing. Smell of cocoa powder and earth. Milk chocolate flavour joined by earth and mid-sweet fruits. Malty sweetness to the ending. Fine bodied. Nice but rather unvaried (session at Finns in Tromsø, 05.08.2014).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2013) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
02.08.2014, 0,75l bottle @ hotel room in Hamburg:
Big light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich and roasted, coffee, roasted grain, burnt caramel, dark malts, nuts, hay, cocoa, rye bread, toast. Taste is rich, roasted grain, coffee, burnt caramel, nuts, hay, dark malts, chocolate, grass, toast, rye bread. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4375) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Douberd: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy beige head on top of a deepndark brown colored beer. Aroma has lots of malts and chocolate malts with light herval roast and some smooth hints of marzipan and grass. Flavour has also lots of malts and chocolate notes with a somewhat strong and strange bitterness. Also some herbal tones, toast, dried leaves, some banana peel with the slightest hint of something light marshmellow alike. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, malts, toast/roast, chocolate, some strange bitters and herbal toast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good medium bodied and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rgf001 (127) - München, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, vanilla aromas. Dark Brown with tan head. Caramel, bread, chocolate, toast flavor. Low carbonation. Medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Flaske 750ml spandert av djoeye. Delt med ham og Rune på Nerstranda 5 Aug 14. Dyp amber. Nesten svart. Lavt, litt farget skum som etterlater spot-lacing. Aroma av sjokolade. Smaken er nøtter & sjokolade med en svakt syrlig undertone. Bra - men ensformig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2014
Cocoa milky foam with bubbles. Foggy red brown body. Milky lacings. Aroma; cocoa, chocolate, nuts, malts, lots of brown spices. Taste; chocolate malts, hidden roasted almonds, dark chocolate, hops, lots of cocoa-related spices. Good body. Alcohol is perfectly wrapped in the taste and not detectable. Wide chocolate finish. A nice sipper, maybe a bit to stereotype on all that sweet dark chocolate stuff, but I guess that was Marc’s intention. [75cl. br. btl. 7.5%abv. °. BB22.01.16. RatingSession@Finns, incl Rune]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (891) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
75cl bottle at home. Clearish dark brown with a medium off-white head with medium retention. Medium to full body with light to moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter tones. Roasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, some raisin and vanilla. A more then decent German brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (477) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
0,75 l bottle. Darkest brown, nearly black in the glass, big creamy tanned head. Dark fruity and alcoholic on the nose. Starts dark fruity and sweet, with dark malt in the background. Later more coffie and/or black chocolate. Light dryness. Not a fast and easy to drink beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Desmond’s Next Door, Kimmage, Dublin [250714]
Very dark brown, clear, thick frothy beige head, some lacing
Aroma of dark malts, savoury notes, some dark fruits
Taste of dark malts, some plain dark chocolate, mellow roast, dark caramel, alcohol quite well hidden, dab of toffee, seems a bit simple to me for the abv
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth texture. Quite sweet, fairly rich mouth feel. Finish as main flavour, some dusty dry cocoa in the tail, finish a bit short
Overall - OK, decent enough, but flavour a little duller that expected

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chopper925 (141) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear, very dark, brown, with medium beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bread and dark chocolate, wonderful. Taste is light sweet, a bit sour and delightful bitter. Aftertaste is dark chocolate with coffee and dark malt, great. Palae is a bit too flat with a medium to thin body.

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