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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Barrel Aged Bock brewed especially for Oliver Twist Stockholm by North Coast Brewing Co.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (375) - - SEP 19, 2013
Lots of fudge aroma with hints of milk chocolate and dark syrup. Some vanilla and vineous notes are present as well but at very low levels. Dark red, clear with frothy foam. Really sweet vanilla fudgy taste with some roastiness in the background. Very nice and round taste with some alcohol present but not at disturbing levels. The finsish is long lasting with some vineous notes combined with some sweetness and vanilla. The longer the finish goes on the more to the vanilla with hints of fudge it goes. The body is medium to full and the texture is creamy. A relly nice beer although pretty mighty. According to style description (from SHBF) it is to my judgement a very good example of a doppelbock and one that has sparked an interest in the style for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on March 7, 2015.
Hazy brown color, small white head. Sweet, alcohol, raisin scent. Raisin, alcohol, sweet taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Perhaps not very complex and much to write in many words, but damn it was a very tasty beer that I enjoyed a lot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (2046) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from euroswap, many thanks _angst_. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, honey, chocolate, nuts, raisins. Taste is sweet, honey, chocolate, roasted, malty, red fruits, dark fruits, coconut, alcohol is warming. Nice sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Apex, pours an opaque dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts and caramel malts. Flavour is big and boozy, with caramel malts, bourbon barrels and boozy. Big, boozy and sweet, but well-designed. A little abrasive and sweet, but I think it works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lopisar (240) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Raisins, caramel and sweet malt. Brown color with light tan head. Sweet taste of dried fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Oak, bourbon, caramel and toffee dominate. Malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1187) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2014
Thanks to Baguio for the beer. 500 ML bottle Ruby amber color with a light tan collar. Bits of spotty lacing Nose is mostly barrel. Brown sugar, oak, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and bourbon soaked raisin. Taste is eerie similar. Very barrel forward. Is there a base beer?? Medium carbonation, slick and slightly syrupy. ABV well hidden. Beer shows that North can barrel age as well as anybody.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014. Thanks to Ronny for this one. Ruby red / amber coloured pour with no head to speak of. Aroma is sweet burnt sugars, melanoidins, and some tart berry fruit. Flavour is toffee, caramel, unrefined brown sugar and warming alcohol in the finish. Palate is sweet, syrupy, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (985) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
Pours deep amber with a creamy but small head. Aroma is yeasty dough, caramel and marzipan. Flavour is sweet malt and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4345) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
(bottle) slightly hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of brown sugar and caramel, quite oxidized, with a hint of coconut, some light floral hops and vanilla. flavour is mostly caramel and vanilla, slightly sweet and grassy, with a hint of alcohol and some sherryesque oxidation in the finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14. Dark chestnut brown with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is dark toffee, brown bread, BA effect evident, malty vibes. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, light coconut, dark toffee, light booze. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bourbon rinse. Decent offering.

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