HoopsandHops (29) - ISRAEL - SEP 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle in Jerusalem. Exp date: 3/2015. Pours a clear reddish copper with two fingers of beige head that eventually settles to a thin layer of soapy bubbles. Carbonation in the glass is almost nil. Aroma is rich and nicely complex: barrel-aged red wine, old wood, yeast, date syrup, sugared apple, candy. Taste does not disappoint either: sweet dried dark fruits a-la dark raisins and prunes, dates, date syrup, fig. Body is medium, carbonation is very light, texture is slick, finish is long. Some nice lacing on the glass. Bottom line: outstanding.
kerenmk (2526) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark amber. Sweet aroma, like vanilla essence. Sweet taste, a little like sweetened malt drink and raisins. Smooth, medium bodied, mild carbonation and sweet finish.
gyllenbock (4951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Tel Aviv, July 2013.
A bit hazy dark brown with a medium head. On the sweet side with a lot of malt. Also some alcohol, dried fruit, caramel and bread. Not the best one.
beerandbeyond (699) - ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Murky brownish color with a minimal head that wont stay.
Dirty aroma of earth, light chocolate, dark caramel malt and cake.
Sweet, malty, low bitterness, faint nuttiness, some baked fruits.
Medium bodied, cloying and alcoholic. Off the style and a bit weird.
tomer (1755) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, bubbley mocha head, murky light brown colour, aroma of honey drops dried fruits and sour bread, flavour of candy, vanil, caramel and dried fruits, sweetness overpowering the light bitterness, light alcoholic presence. Quite bad.
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with a decent beige head, aroma of malt, caramel, clove, cinnamon, flavor is a bit sour with lots of bread, dark bread, pepper, oregano, medium bodied, not good
ThreeCats (590) - ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small head over hazy mahogany body. Aroma of dark fruit, dark caramel, some bread, some roast, some nut. Taste of fig/plum/date, dark caramel, brown sugar, Brazil nuts, oak... A lot going in the flavor, maybe too much, combined with a distinct boozy taste in the palate this amounts to bigger and more complex than an easy-drinking maibock.
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark murky amber with an off-white head. Alcoholic malty aroma with dark bread, some caramel, honey, graininess, yeast and light dark fruits notes. Sweet alcoholic malty flavor with bread, caramel, yeast, a bit of fruity notes and a drier finish, slightly herbal, with some bitterness, licorice notes and alcohol. Medium-bodied, a bit over-carbonated. Kinda hard to drink, way too much alcohol taste for 6%.