madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
19th November 2013
Earl Of Essex. Keg. Bright clear amber beer, small white head. Light semi dry palate, mildly crisp. Very sweet malt, sugary sweet with floral flavours and candy sweet sherbet. Parma violet sweets as well. Light malt cream underneath. Finishes light and semi dry. I like a sweet beer but this is pushing it a little.
markextrae (2140) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 from tap. poured a dark brown ruby colour with a nice and thick tan head. a lot of malts, dried dark fruits, caramel, some hops, to bad the mouthfeel is a bit to watery and a bit to low on carbonation.
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red, ruby, brownish appearance with medium head. Malty, cherry, caramel aroma. Creamy taste, sweet and not too bitter. Well rounded Dunkler Bock.
GSAP (578) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bananensnoep in aroma en smaak, ietwat chemisch zoete smaak, karamel met zoete afdronk. Geen randje bitter of kruiden.
tricksta_p (1954) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 Clear brown/red with an off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and malty spicy dark fruits. Very easily drinkable.
Douberd (3190) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 6.5%
Transparent brown caramel colour with one finger of light brown head. Average retention, nice thick lacing on the glass.
Sweet frutiy aroma with caramel notes, ripe bananas.
Taste is also sweet and fruity, at least a first. Ripe bananas again, green apples, caramel, black berries. On the finish light bitterness with good duration.
Thin body, ikay carbonation, on the high side.
Overall okay, it lacks some body but it’s nice and drinkable.
deyholla (8120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a clear deep brown with an amber hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has bread notes with a touch of dark grains. Flavor is similar with dark bread and dark grains plus a hint of must.
Ptrck (11) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught beer. The beer has a beautiful ruby red color and creamy head. Smell: sweet , caramel. In the taste some light fruit tones back but above all the sweetness (almost sugary) dominates. Too little body, too sweet...
Bosskie (587) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-brown dark beer, transparent with no carbonation and a foamy head.
Bread caramel smell with hints of white pepper and toffee.
Sweet sourwood caramel taste with toffied apple . Watery and subtly bitter.
blackisle (1197) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma opens with very sweet roasted malts, some caramel, than dark fruit (cherries, berries), brown sugar, apple syrup, some herbal undertones, basement aromas, skunky, clear dark redbrown, almost no bubbles, tan frothy head, creamy layer of half cm remains, creamy lacing, taste opens sweetbitter and fruity, continues with roasted sugar sweetness and fruity (plum, cherry) flavor, slight bitterness at the end. Not bitter enough to be a real bock.