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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40140) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34219) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25813) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Bright clear amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Dry but vibrant dried fruits. Spice and caramel. Good tangy bourbon on the back end. Light semi dry finish. Nicely fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20k tasting - London. Cheers! Pours cloudy amber with a creamy head. The nose has light tangy fruits, toffee, butterscotch. Medium sweet flavour with moderate tartness, bread, some yeasty notes, bruised bananas, dough. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, with heavy bready sugars. Pretty OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Russet colour lasting white head. Bourbon on aroma. Very much bourbon. Sweet. Vanilla coconut. Sweet. OK if a little sweet. Good strawberry jam flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16635) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K, thanks to Essex Pappa, 15/01/16. Clear chestnut brown with a beige head. Nose is toffee, dates, spice, light metallic notes, plastic, booze. Taste comprises light bourbonics, sweet’’n’sour edge, toffee, fruit cake. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a touch of boost. Ok Dbock, barrel is fairly light, a touch harsh at times though.


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