Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized beige foamy head on top of a deep dark ruby colored beer.
Aromas of bay leaf, some roast, some liquorices, bitters, dried leaves, liquor, some wood toast, toffee, some hops and soap and a hint of hay toast.
Flavours of liquorice wood, bitters, spices, malt roast, some coffee, some hops, dried leaves, some liquorice, and bay leaf, light spices and some barley malt tones.
Pretty crisp yet dark. Very nice.
Aftertaste of bitters, roast, hops, porridge, liquorice wood and some dark malt tones.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a creamy texture.
Crispy, easy drinkable and well balanced bock beer. I really like this!
JulienHuxley (2137) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Arendsnest. Not a great fan of bocks in general, but seeing it’s the season and there were so many available, I figured I would try one. I asked the bartender for his favorite and I was not disappointed. Deep amber brown pour (hazy) with abundant frothy off-white foam that leaves sheets of lacing. Aroma is pretty subtle, clean toasted grain aroma, very bright and fresh, subtle dried fruits, very delicate. Taste is much more powerful, a nice mouthful of chewy roasted malts, quite bitter with only a silver lining of caramel sweetness, pretty awesome, so tasty. Palate is smooth and velvety, medium carbonation with medium-full body that remains super quaffable. Impressive.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, melanoid malt, liquorice, laurierdrop, malts. Light bitter flavour, laurierdrop, quite dry. Malty. Quite full body. Caramel finish, burned sugar, liquorice. Feels like a crossover between a barleywine and a bitter. I don’t quite like bocks in general, but.. I’ll have another bock please! Nice!
(draught @ Café Jos, Nijmegen)
PotjeBier (1291) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 edition (7.5%, so I’m filing it under this one). Dark red-brown color. Small beige head with some retention & lacing. Aroma’s: sweet dark malts, red fruit, also roasted malts and laurel/drop retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet and somewhat roasted, drop. Fairly full bodied. Finishes with heavy roast, ash even, and a soft bitterness. Interesting.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, vintage 2010, bb 30-09-12
Black color, creamy head. Good caramelly beer, with some chocolate, to which the aging added depth and not oxidisation; shades of liquorice. Notes of Porto wine.
Mature and complex.
sic1314 (1976) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in the Wildeman. Poured amber with a tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and coffee. Medium body, flavour of sweet caramel malt, some bitterness and a slight nuttiness in the aftertaste.
gunnfryd (9318) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hop, alcohol. Flavour is caramel, malt, hop, alcohol, dried fruits, oxidation. Bitter finish. Full body. OK beer.
tderoeck (3600) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15/IX/2012 33cl bottle @ home - 2010 vintage (2012-1038) Thanks to Manon and erik for the bottle!
Dark brown beer, big aery fluffy brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of sweet caramel, molasses, some mocha, brown sugar, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: some chocolate, bit of mocha, raisins, little bitter, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: bitter dark chocolate, warming alcohol, ripe to overripe fruits, some raisins, caramel, sweetish mocha, some alcohol, more chocolate. Really good beer!
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Vintage 2010 ]. Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sugar, brown sugar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark chocolate, roasted, sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, caramel, nuts and malt. Nice doppelbock.