Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper colour, frothy off-white head, a very nice presentation. My first stab at a Heller Bock, this one might not be representative for the style though? I thought this was a great beer, aroma was fruity and hoppy and some malts. Great bitterness in the taste coupled with a bit a sweetness, very good!
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by 27.02.13. Malty white grape nose. Vivid red-orange body, clear with a fizzing tan head (very unusual looking, especially unusual for a bock). Taste is hot and boozy but not reigning fire, the malt is a little grainy and sort of suppressed, full body but with weak carbonation. Just sort of thick. Semi sweet with place-jumping spicy hops, pervasive ghostly honey. I’d say this is something of a dreary Middle German take on a Polish Strong Lager; it’s not flawed in the way an offensive beer might be, but just way too simple for 8.0%, and I actually found entertainment in focusing on the complexity of all the different higher-order alcohols this dulled rocket fuel holds. Truth be told, I’d have it again.
kevnic2008 (8670) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet toasty and honey maltiness with a dry lightly bitter finish.
Beerhammaren (1190) - FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful copper color; low head. Aroma is weak. Some hops and malts. Huge amount of alcohol. Flavor is the same. Boring beer.
Marsiblursi (3046) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours amber. The aroma holds caramel, grass and alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter with notes of caramel, bread, grassy/spicy hops and mild alcohol. The mouthfeel is clean. Medium bodied.
Bierkrug (2132) - - OCT 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle in Germany. A Bock trying to at like a Belgium Strong Ale. It pours an amber color, with a rich creamy head that lasts a good while. Aroma is malt, cloves and citrus. Taste is alcohol, fruity, sweet, cherries and caramel. Ok
Marko (4096) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from an Alko (because I thought I could get to it the other day and I wanted something simpler to drink with friends, so I laid off buying Nøgne Øs. guess what happened). Anyway, drunk by the Aura, so I’ll take people’s word that it was copperish. The nose was straightforward grainy malty. Sweet too. Ordinary sweetish, slightly fruity bock. I might have expected something more (if not necessarily better) reading the "Rosé" moniker. Got nothing much really.
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at cropredy .. cheers fin ... golden ambeer ...big bubblt tan head ... soft sweet toffee malt nose ... bitter fruit front ... soft sweet toffee malt ... juicy fruits .. soft sweet malts ... ok
Fin (7811) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cropredy Festival, Cropredy Near Banbury, Oxon, Friday 11th August 2011 Pours amber, malty on the nose along with heavy notes of syrup. This is sweet in the mouth, burnt heavy toffee, bitterness throughout. Nice beer. A6 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Maruhn, Darmstadt
Beautiful copper color; generous head. Both aroma and flavor are poor, with just light cereals; the alcohol presence is a bit too evident; the body is just rounder than a common Lager. Boring.