Sham (1846) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany with no head nor lace. Smells like unfermented wort with caramel. Strong roast and caramel malts in the flavor with a bit of brown sugar.
tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet caramel malt character with some boiled cabbage noted in the nose. Clear, deep brown body topped by a low tan head that recedes to ring with some lace. Brown sugar-like sweetness is cut by strong tea-like tannins. Some light orange and bread-like flavour in the aftertaste. Bitterness is quite restrained. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled at Oakes’ Xmas tasting 2007.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown sugary colour. Malty with rich sugars, toffee, and light nuts. Smooth palate and a kiss of brown sugar in the finish.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An aromatic malty beer with some hop bitterness at the end that cleans the finish. Metallic macro aromas but some breadiness there that tastes comforting.
MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, chestnut-brown colour with a small, frothy off-white layer. Sweet, toast-malty aroma with notes of caramel, honey and a light herbal hoppy blend. Sweet flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Good malty base with caramel and a light herbal spicy note in the background.; moderately sweet toasty finish with a delicate roasted and hoppy bitterness. Not a very complex but likeable Bock.
pivnizub (8000) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Dank an Jonas !!!): Mahagony coloured, small, slowly diminishing off-white head; delicate sweet caramelly-malty nose with traces of dark berries and hops; moderate sweetish flavour with a light bitterness in the wings, medium bodied; sweetish-caramelly finish with lingering hoppy traces. An easy drinkable, rather pleasant Bock, no gem........
jonas (5047) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange chestnut, low creamy lacing head. Light nutty aroma. Somewhat papery malt base, light honey and toast, light herbal counter. Roasted finish. Medium to light body. Sweet aftertaste.