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Barrel Aged Bock brewed especially for Oliver Twist Stockholm by North Coast Brewing Co.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 7, 2013
Corked bottle
Pours a dark mahogany color, clean, with medium sized head. Aroma of malt and oak barrel, cane sugar, hint of oxidisation. Full bodied; rather sweet caramel flavor with sweet nuts traces; unfortunately the alcohol is too present, and it seems to be the sole counterpart of the sweetness, rather than some more solid bitterness. Some vegetable soup in the end.
Easily cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5598) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in September 2013. Clear amber with a small medium tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, caramel and some alcohol. Taste of caramel, bourbon, light vanilla, dried fruit and malt. Sweetish with a full body. Some warming alcohol in the finish. I still have one bottle left, I wonder if it will improve even more with further aging?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (295) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Backlog, bottle from Systembolaget, tasted 2013. Clear copper, small beige head, no lacings. Velvet aroma of caramel, bourbon, slight alcohol. Taste is medium bitter with alcohol notes, malt, caramell, marzipan, bourbon. Medium to big body, low carbo, smooth, sticky texture. Soft mouthfeel, love this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. corked @ RBESG 14 Grand Tasting at Moncada Brewery, Unit 1 Middle Row, Kensal Town, Greater London, England W10 5AT.

[ As North Coast Oliver Twist 20th Anniversary Ale ].
Clear medium amber color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dried fruit, wood, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet with a long duration, dried fruit, figs, alcohol, wood, caramel. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20140809]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (8203) - 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 (2167) - 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 (8670) - 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 (2888) - 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 (1215) - 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 (4949) - 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.

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