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Sublimely elegant this toffee toned bock is rich with a blend of Wisconsin and German barley malts. Over four months of resting in oak bourbon barrels gives this beer a wonderfully smooth body that will improve and mellow with age. Should you choose to enjoy this classic today, you can expect a treasure of vanilla, oak and carmel notes to be bolstered by hops from France, Slovenia and Germany. Wild Brett yeast sings in harmony to the tune of Bock. 20 degrees Plato OG makes this bourbon barrel a masterwork to remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Tasting by Fin & Loz ].

Unclear medium amber colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malt, alcohol, ripped fruit, oxidide malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruit and berry sweet, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20111023]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours amber/orange clear with a little lacing head. Bourbon aroma, slight malty. Sweet flavour with an underlying bourbon flavour lifting the mellowness a bit higher. Slight acidic flavour. Quite nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
Bottled. An amber beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet malty again with notes of over ripe fruits, as well as caramel and a light note of alcohol, that leaves a slight burn in the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Bierkönig. Clear, dark amber golden with an off-white head. Distinct bourbon aroma. Medium body, sweetish, roasted malt, caramel and plenty of bourbon accents. Very subdued bitterness. A nice one. 280907

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white ehad. Light acidic aroma of red wine, wood and caramel. Flavour of fruits, red wine, caramel and wood with notes of vanilla. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin lacing ... cheesy bouron .... toffe malt nose ... funky sour tones ... brett ... soft toffee malt ... some dark sugers ... ok ... if a little weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14170) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle, 12oz. A clear, copper-colored beer with a small, beige head. Malty, caramel nose, bready, with bourbon, dried fruits and faint notes of vanilla and alcohol. Caramel-sweet flavor with alcohol, some vanillla, and bourbon. Warming and full-bodied. The finish is long and warming with flavors of caramel and bourbon. The beer is a bit too evident on the bourbon I think, but as a sipper it’s quite lovely. (090605)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle at ŘLbaren (Rene). Clear amber - white head. High sweetness, honey, bourbon, raisins, caramel, light vanilla, woody, sharp bourbon alcoholic taste and finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an amber body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of oak barrel, toffee, fruit, and vanilla. Flavor of bourbon, caramel malt, and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks artusory) Minimal off-white head atop crystal clear deep amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some raisin, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some peach, light wood. Flat medium body, some stickiness. No sign of the Brett indicated on the label.

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