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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 (15060) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1117) - 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 (3642) - 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 (871) - 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 (4021) - 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 (9695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours clear auburn with a creamy, off-white head. Big and sweet, lightly oxidised, boozy, with gooey fruits, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming on the finish with sugars, fruity bread, rich malty character, figs. Ballsy but very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8748) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Clear medium to dark red color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, bourbon, sweetish, overripe fruits. A bit thin texture imo, decent body and good carbonation. Nice, but I was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
9th August 2014
RBESG pt 18. Moncada. Grand tasting. Clear deep amber beer, small pale.cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth light malts, whisper of toffee. Mellow fruity bourbon. Traces of rum and brandy. Light dry finish which is also slightly warming. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9381) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle... RBSG 2014… Pours clear and copper with no head. The aroma is fruity and vinous - dates and other dark fruits with a light splash of Oloroso sherry - flanked by a faint, earthy, leather component. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor offers sweet dates, gooey caramel, dark fruits, toasted oak and bourbon booziness. Sweet, warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, brown bread, vanilla, bourbon, hot cross buns, raisins and sultana. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, bourbon, brown sugar, candy and toffee with a dry, warming finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Smooth and well-rounded. This one surprised me....very nice indeed!

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