beersighted (125) - - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and spicey like a bock, but distinctly fruity. Easy drinker and flavorful. Liked the use of experimental and rare hops. Good stuff.
reberiii (397) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok, Iím a little shocked, but I didnít really dig this. Maybe the can was too old, or maybe I wasnít really expecting the right thing from a bock, but it ended up being a mish mash of malty sweet with pungent hops. And, the hops...they were wonderful, but I didnít like it with the sweet, sweet malt. I admire the exploration of style, though.
woodychevy (572) - - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Great for the style. Near perfect pour- rich, deep ever-so-slightly-hazy orange with a generous white head. Malt definitely dominates and overall impression is sweet but still enjoyable. Raisins, caramel, bread and tropical notes. Not the best of the case, but decent.
Hermod (3858) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, shared by Jookos, thx!
Deep amber,† thick creamy off white head.† Nutty,† almonds,† sweet aroma,† raisins. Flavor has† caramel,† bready malt,† fruit cake.† Medium bodied.† Pleasant.
jookos (3105) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber, light nitty, llight haze. Malty, slight nutty, slight herbal nose. Med bodied, quite smooth nice. Caramels, some nuttyness. Not a favourite style of mine, but ok.
Theydon_Bois (11405) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Green Dragon, PDX, 11/11/14.
Clear amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is malt forward, toffee apple, spice, fruit rinds.
Taste comprises biscuit malt, rich toffee, dark fruit rinds, stewed prunes, orchard wood.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Brass colored pour with only wisps of foam left on top. Sweet and sticky aromas of caramel, residual sugars and hints of alcohol. Flavors of toffee, sweet breads, candied tropical fruits and some lemon. A nice coating mouthfeel. Low levels of carbonation. I enjoyed it. Tasting notes from 7/2014.
lusikka (6766) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml can. Pours a copper colour with a small creamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel, floral hops and some bread. Flavour of harsh bready malts, strong syrupy sweetness, grass and harsh graininess. Some mild off-flavours. Medium bodied. A bit sticky mouthfeel. Not fresh, unfortunately.
olio (7015) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Canned 04.05.2014.
Pours clear copper color with a large head. Quite stuffy on the nose, thick malty and caramel up front, some resinous hops and nutty notes on the background. Very sweet toffee-syrupy flavor, caramel and malts, mild resin and some molasses. Canít really locate the Bock elements here.
tiong (4326) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml can from Saveur-Biere
PKGD 5.4.14 - Pours copper orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of malts, bready notes, faint hints of tropical fruits, mango, honey and earthy notes. Taste is malty, earthy and stuffy with hints of fruits, caramel, toffee and syrup. Finish is sweet, syrupy and malty with some earthy notes. Not very fresh any more, feels stuffy and sweet.
laiti (6492) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5 cl can @†lusikka, canned 4.5.2014
Colour is something between heller and dunkler bock. Aroma has nuts, caramel and hayish malt. Feels sweet and heavy. Flavour has nuts, harsh malt, caramel, mellow grapefruit-like hops and toffee. Very American and quite far from traditional bock. Musty, sweet and heavy stuff.