Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, firm pale brown head. Malty nose with dark fruit, raisins, prunes, figs and roasted, grainy hints. Malty taste with dark fruit, prunes, cocoa, coffee and slight hints of chocolate. Nice malt foundation, fairly dry. Balanced bitterness in the finish. Great balance, smooth body and very seductive. Lovely stuff!
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of rich malt, complimented with fruity hops and perhaps a touch of sherry. Clear, very dark garnet with a ring of off-white foam. The flavour is all that the aroma indicated: potent and a bit spicy malt with a healthy dose of German hops. Bitterness is gentle, yet sufficient to balance the residual sweetness. A bit of ethanol apparent. Dried fruits as well as some nuttiness. Medium to full body and warming. The sweetness is not cloying at all in this beer.
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Nut brown, creamy head. Evident plum aroma. Swet and full bodied, lots of soft, bready malt and dried fruits. Finishes with low bitterness.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark amber colored, venishing yellow head. Nice doppelbock-aroma with chocolate, licorice and nutty-caramel, sweet aroma indeed. Medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet with nuts dominating, sweetness still in aftertaste with caramel and mild hops. Surprisingly thin bodied for 7.4% ABV.
jeverszeuge (579) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
is named "kloster" but does not come from one. the monks are only "supervising" the whole stuff in a way. aromes of raisins and caramel. co2-leaking. creamy taste. ends hopsy and malty.
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown with a white head. Deep malty/fruity sweet aroma with a noticeable alcohol appearance. Strong caramel & dark fruit + alcohol taste. Burns your throat. Sweetness. Medium body. Overall too sweet & alcoholic!
skortila (4436) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel with some chocolat and fruitiness. Clear dark ruby-brown coloured with a short, beige head. Taste is quite sweet, just a litlle carbonation, some fruitiness, some sugar and roated caramel malts. Nice bock.
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown color, short brown head. Nice malty aroma, toffee, bit fruity, candy sugar. Very sweet and malty taste, again some toffee and candy sugar. Decent bock.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vom Fass in the wonderful Biergarten of Kloster Scheyern 20 Jun 07. Dark amber. A small tanned head. Strong aroma of caramel. A complex roasted and fruity flavor. Well rounded. A lasting sweet bitter aftertaste with a sweet bitter finish. A very good bock!
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On our way to Ingolstadt we took a short side trip to visit the Benedektinerkloster of Scheyern. On a sunny and warm early afternoon we had a very nice time sampling most of their beers (and some food) in the worderful beergarten of Klosterstub´n Scheyern.
First came the 500ml bockbier with the name Kiliator vom fass. Nice in appearance with its deep copper brown colour over a light brownish foam, mostly diminishing. Sweet aroma of dark malts and spicies. Taste of dark fruits and berries wrapped up in a delicious dark chocolate package. More spicy notes towards the finish. Slightly bittersweet aftertaste. Well bodied. Some days later I also had a 500ml bottle called doppelbock Dunkel. It seems to be the same beer, though this one had 7.4% alcohol (Scheyern and Irgetsheim 20.06 and 23.06.2007).