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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Dunkler Bock
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our bokbier that rings in the autumn every year. Dark and full-bodied, but not as sweet as you would expect. The fine, light brown head holds for a long time while the dark, black-brown beer releases the aromas of the roasted malt: brown sugar, caramel and beautiful, dark fruit. The aftertaste is pleasantly dry.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15638) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
A dark amber pour with an off-white head. There’s a nice chocolate quality to this along with some toasted malt, bread, and caramel. A hint of spicy hops, and a light floral note. There is a bit of a cola note on the palate along with the sweet toasted malt and toffee. A bit of floral hops, some light spice and earth notes, and maybe a hint of vanilla sweetness.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Louke (50) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2016
Verrassend zoete bokbier. Volle karamel smaak eraan. Mooie nasmaak, perfect tegen de winterdepressie.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (1016) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of Benzai for EuroSwap. Sweet malt-forward beer with decent bitterness. Some raisins. Full and well carbonated but not harmonic. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (970) - FRANCE - FEB 9, 2016
Pours clear deep amber with medium tan head. Nose is fruity and caramel. Aromas are toasted malts, herbal hops, candi, a alcoholic hint. Average carbonation, medium body. Medium sweet finish, with a slight bitterness in aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (809) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016

Aroma:
Malts, caramel, fruit, nuts and spices.,

Appearance:
Hazy amber/ruby/brown beer with visible yeast and with a slight off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium sweet and very slightly spicy and dry with malts, caramel, fruit, nuts and spices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaelic (142) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Ruby coloured bock with a light brown head. I tasted caramel, brown sugar, deep dry fruit, touches of chocolate, roasted malts. A quick bite in the taste afterwards. Not very special, but not bad either, sufficient.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mariuspoenari (1331) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2016
Dark ruby pour, with a very small white head with no retention. Smells like bitter caralem and cold wort. Tastes bitter, but a kind of herbal/chemical/metallic bitter that I don’t particularly enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBlok (223) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Pours chestnut brown with big, beige head. Foam dissipates quite fast. Aroma: roasted malts, smoke, red fruits, spices. Taste: medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Notes of roasted malts. Spicy finish. Texture is oily. Carbonation is average

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (628) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
The beer looks very nice. It is just what you want on a rainy autumn day. The beer has a beautiful layer of slightly tinted soft foam, a little bit rough. Most of the foam collapses quickly and a tiny drape of foam remains on top of the beer. The beer has a nice dark orange red color, with a beautiful red color. The beer is nice and clear. The smell is quite mild. I smell some typical hop aromas. There is caramel, syrup, almond and red fruits in the smell. There are nice sweet fruits and a little roasted bitterness. The bouquet is very nose filling, which is very nice. The taste is stronger than the smell. The taste is very very good. There is a tiny bitter roast flavor. This is balanced by a delicious sweet flavor of syrup and brown sugar. The taste has also a smokey aspect, this is very delicious. The beer also has a minimal oaky flavor, delicious. This beer is truly a perfect beer for the autumn.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (211) - - NOV 29, 2015
Delft 29-11-2015 (Mitra) Verassende smaak! Smaakt naar bruine suiker, karamel met een wat rokerige smaak. Droge afdronk! Anders dan anders dan andere bokbieren. Valt wel heel zwaar dus niet echt geschikt als je meerdere speciaalbieren achter elkaar wil drinken.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chromeotaphor (141) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Troebel bruin uiterlijk caramel houtige zoete caramel geur. Pittige bite voor een bok met een aangename zoete afdronk.


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