Turtles (956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget, as "Stallhagen Julbock". Dark, close to black with a beige head, some lacing. Grassy aroma with roasted notes and chocolate in the background. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Lightly roasted taste, peat, chocolate and licorice.
TheJestersBeer (2291) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, as Stallhagen Julbock.
Pours a very dark brown, with a thick brown head.
Malty, roasted aroma, chocolate, caramel, hops, faint smoke, toffee, ash.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, roasted, lightly smoky taste, chocolate, caramel, hops, citrus, earth.
Rich, well balanced, enjoyable. (2015-11-14)
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22.12.2013. Stallhagen Julbock. Tuoksussa paahteisuutta, kahvia, mausteita ja makeutta. Maku makean maltainen, hieman paahteisuutta ja humalan puraisua, pientä savua. Täyteläinen. Jotain porterin ja bockin sekoitusta. Tasapainoinen, helpohko.
Giochaurand (234) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as Jullbock. Pours pitch black with low cream-coloured head. Aroma is roasted coffe, tar and malts. Full bodied. Taste is oily coffee, cardemom and malts.
Moebbels (558) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a seemingly clear almost black body with a quickly dissipating light brown head. Nose has aromas of roasted barley, chokolate, caramel, liquorice and tar. Taste is roasty and dry, finishing in a lingering bitterness. Carbonation is on the lively side and mouthfeel is quite rich. A very nice bock but could be more on the sweet malty side.
Marstonlad (621) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As Stallhagen Julbock. Very dark brown color with a little white head. Aroma of dark bready maltiness with roastiness and a hint of nuts. Taste is light sweet and roasty; malt character is very solid. Bready, nutty flavours are abundantly present, hoppy notes do not really feature. Palate is medium bodied, texture a bit creamy with a moderate to high carbonation that seems a bit too lively for this style, especially given the strength. Despite that this is a nice dark bock; a good companion for meaty dishes, I would imagine.
KoNrRiI (870) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 bottle as Julbock. Very dark brown, almost black with a big, brown, dense head. A sweat aroma of dark malts, some bread and licorice. Taste is coffee-like, has some bitter notes as well as sweet ones from malts and an unusual, salty touch. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is a softer version of the taste, much more balanced and a bit less salty. Overall the beer has potential for being great but it requires some balance in my opinion, also the saltiness impairs the general experience.
Sarpa (1155) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 50cl from alko as Julbock @ home. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa, malts. Sweet malty flavor with some licorice. Pretty high CO2 in the mouthfeel.
Andy_ (1001) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As "Stallhagen Julbock". Dark brown, almost black beer. Little beige head disappearing fast (with little lacing on glasses of bottle sharers, not mine). Aroma is dark bready, loafy and malty sweet with sugary syrup and salty licorice. Flavor is sweet loafy malty with little salty licorice and peat. Medium full palate with quite high carbonation, but not making the beer too harsh. A pretty decent dark lager.
villevav (373) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ohut, häipyvä vaahto. Väriltään tumman ruskea, lähes musta. Tuoksussa makeaa paahtunutta maltaisuutta, ja jotain joka muistuttaa etäisesti pohjaan palanutta kahvia. Maussa paahtunutta maltisuutta, hieman alkoholia ja aavistus lakritsia. Jälkimaussa pieni alkoholin polte ja palanutta mallasta. Hieman suoraviivainen ja tylsähkö makuuni. Hieman pienemmillä prosenteilla tämä voisi olla nautittavampi.