tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/12/2011 33cl bottle @ Backdoor, Gent - BB: 12/11 (2011-697)
Very dark brown beer, small light beige head, unstable, not adhesive, dissipates completely. Aroma: very dark caramel, some mocha, sweet brown sugar, coffee, cocoa powder. MF: light carbon, full body. Taste: full complex flavour, dried fruits, chocolate, little sweet, caramel. Aftertaste: some hop bitterness, little sour, caramel, mocha and cocoa powder. Maybe it’s the age, but this is one mighty fine bock!
Martinus (2613) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour beer, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, light chocolate. Flavour medium sweet, light bitter roasted malts, molasses. Finish medium dry. Nice flavourful bock.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at an new Beerfestival, Noordwijk at Cafe Wels: Hazy brown coloured brew with an well balanced sweetbitter taste, and hints of caramel.
DutchDrebus (3344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bierfestival Buitenlust. Very dark brown to amber colour with an off-white head. Smells like full grained bread, iron/rust, caramel. Tastes oak, pine, wine, roasty, sweet. Full body, good carbo.
Tastes oak aged.
Aniela (2294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle in Brussels, Belgium august 2011. Dark brown, beige head. Dark chocolate aroma with some malt and brown sugar. Tastes brown sugar and some metallic.
rlgk (9016) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber, beige head. Malty sweetish aroma. Vinous malt flavor, some alcohol, some choclate.
Benzai (6237) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color, average off-white head. Smell malts, chocolate and sweetness. Same with the taste. Medium body and carbo.
erickok (3037) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 Much darker than the average autumn bock - German or Belgian. Distinct (milk) chocolate notes, roasty, pecan, pine and a leaves. Even some cherry when warmed up. Interesting taste as well that is herby and spicy without being very sweet - or dry for that matter. Slightly too watery. Aftertaste isn’t a classic bock-like short sweetness either. Well carbonated. Another fine beer from this brewer although not as good as the others. (33cl bottle)
Update: stil impressed with it this time around; upped the ratings for that achievement. Also, palate didn’t seem that watery.
Abio (1507) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown coloured, a beige head that should be bigger and hold better. Caramel, dark fruits, sweet, light hopped, malts and bread, decent spiced. Light roasted at both the smell and taste. Not bad.
Skinnyviking (6286) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High fluffy long lasting off-white head. Hazy brown body. Sweet barley malt caramel hay aroma. Very sweet caramel butter cocoa flavor with little hops bitterness low carbonation and a short sweet aftertaste.