Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml "champagne" bottle, kindly shared by my beerpal Christian. ABV is 11%. "Triple Bock" with Hallertauer and Horizon hops. Very dark ruby colour, nearly black. Big to moderate beige head. Oaky aroma, notes of dark dried fruits, vinous notes. Oaky flavour, much the same elements as the aroma, but not too sweet. Distinct hoppy bitterness in the finish.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, dark mahogany-ruby color, with a tan pillowy head, leaving some laces, nice toasted, caramelized, wheat, malt, fruity, cookie dough nose with some oatmeal soft cookie, toffee, brown sugar, molasses fruitcake accents, with some hints of black coffee and english pudding and some leafy, grassy, minty hop aromas follow through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth, toasted, caramelized, chocolate, dark malt, fruity character with some light black coffee, faint spicy anise, burnt fruitcake flavors, with some flowery hop leafy, grassy, minty undertones and some hints of green molasses and dark bitter chocolate, leading towards a warming, bitter chocolate, roasty, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel fruité avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de figues et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #3283)
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle, BB 31/03/12) Pours a mahogany body with a dense medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, chocolate, caramel, bread, and light citrus notes. Flavor of raisins, vinous, plum, caramel, roasted grain, and grass with a dry finish.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very, very dark bock - think Celebrator- that produces a fine, sticky beige head. Explosive munich character in the nose feels like whole-grain bread, milk chocolate and roasted nuts. Dates and prunes fruitiness remain in the background. Fusel touches get kinda plasticy. It gets very alcoholic as it warms, initially containing its 11% impressively well, but heating up, becoming more insistent. Its saving grace has got to be its relatively balanced sweetness-dryness ratio. It is very sweet indeed, but far from the levels of its peers - Samichlaus and its descendants. The finish is mostly about alcohol, lingeringly so and the shy leafy hops remain a non factor. I reckon this is pretty well done and actually almost top of its slim class of very strong dark lagers, but it does not have much of what I look for in a beer: an enveloping freshness, feeling the ingredients, focus-or-complexity, etc.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh how I love me some triple bock. chocolate caramel nose, little mint. darkest brown, tan creamy head. Dry dark chocolate, Chicory, little chili spice. tight encapsulated body.
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with notes of warming alcohol and light caramel notes. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some caramel malt with light fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation and some alcohol was apparent. OK but still quite different from some staple of the style – lacking some ester that I usually associate with the style.
Finwe (415) - Grankulla, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu. Dark brown, slightly translucent with a medium-sized tan head. Sweetish malty scent with impressions of chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied and averagely carbonated. Flavour comprises roasted malt, coffee, caramel and dark fruits and spices along with hoppy bitterness. A delightful beer: I received my Saviour with joy.
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is awesome. It pours black with a nice tan froth that lingers for quite a while. Nose is cocoa, and a touch of hops. On the palate the cocoa is front and center for me. Great hop backbone gives a good balance between hops and malt.
Nekk (8) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, with golden crown... malty and somewhat sweet in the nose. taste is sweet, malty, notes of burnt caramel that lasts long in the mouth
caramel, tofee, hazelnut are just some of the expressions I get from this beer.. I would love to try it with som food, maybe some pork roast...