zinneke (135) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Close to a barley wine. Roasted, toasted, cacao, coffee, toffee,..; Its all in there. Smooth, medium to full bodied beer. Quite nice
oermens (32) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber darkish beer liquid somewhere between clear and hazy. Strong alcohol, caramel,
Salwal (77) - - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good Clone of belgian strong beers sweet and malty. Aroma of licorice and Dark chocolate. Thumbs up!
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml. bottle @ home. Procured from ABC Beers. Apparently not some kind of bock – (sort of expected that when I bought this, I know, I know,…) – RB tells me that this is a SBA. Quite dark amber, little in the way of head. Nose is thick cloying, very sugary, light umami goop brown sugar, gravy, yeasty,… Taste is umami & metallic caramel goop, soy sauce, mushrooms (not in an optimal way, I freaking love mushrooms but you know what I mean), brown sugar, overly cooked dark umami fruits, very sticky & cloying herbs, light herbal bitterness in the back besides the cloying & umami features,… Thick metallic brown sugar body,… It is an honest go at Belgian brewing traditions but it doesn’t represent the best of Belgian brewing (in my opinion), too cloying, almost oddly too umami (a trait rarely found in Belgian beer granted, esp. outside of Alvinne (where it oddly does usually work), too herbal,… For me so far Texels is trying but is a bit of a bad characteristic middling affair so far, sorry. This is only my 4th beer by them. I have too admit that since becoming Vegan, I appear to have gain an odd opposition to umami beers. Not sure as to what that means.
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel bitter flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark , hazy copperbrown . Small white head . Smell is sharp, metallic with a touch of sweetness .
Taste is sweet, sugary , earthy and caramelly . Metallic. some forest leaves ( fall season scent kinda thing . ) Aftertaste is very intense on the caramelly side , but remains rather metallic ....
bit too high carbo
not as good as others I’ve had from this brewery . Doable on its own, yet still beneath average .
Kleurplaatje (90) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought at one of the Jumbo Supermarket here in Amsterdam. Pours hazy dark amber with a small, quick disappearing off-white head. Aroma is malty, spicy and fruity in a clear autumn-like way. Clear dark fruits, spices, some yeast, some alcohol, something roasty, nuts, cloves and, surprisingly... liquorice. Beautiful smell. if this was some kind of fragrance, I would wear it every day in autumn/winter. True ten. Taste is sweet, roasty, yet incredibly soft. Beautiful touch of the present dark fruits. berries, some banana, the sugars and the nuts. Some chocolate and liquorice as well. Small alcohol kick, giving it a boozy total, but it remains pretty soft until the end, which remains surprising to me. Finish is moderately sweet, bit bitterish and loveably warming. Beautifully full-bodied with a creamy texture. Lacking a small carbonation sting though, which is quite a minor disturbance. In general I loved this brew and would not hesitate to drink this the whole fall. Nice well-balanced brew. Stormy Stormbock is quite a overwhelming stormer indeed.
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from Jan Linders, Eindhoven, on December 12, 2014.
Clear dark reddish brown color, small teal head. Sweet, dark dried fruits, alcohol scent. Roasted, toasted, alcohol, dried dark fruits taste. Roasted, toasted aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
droef (122) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,33l bottle. I expected a lot, but got dissapointed. Not much flavour or body. This beer is too expensive for what it brings.
GSAP (578) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tsja, in enige commentaren zag ik al staan ’laten rijpen’. Nu is het moment voor Stormbock te vroeg, de smaak is niet diep genoeg, wel goed aanwezig, maar niet de diepe rijpe smaak. Aroma van ingemaakte kersen, schnaps en zoetigheden. Smaak is voornamelijk zoet met kruidige tonen. Helaas is er nul komma nul Co2, dus geen kraag, en week in de mond. Dit valt me het meest tegen, en verziekt eigenlijk de ’experience’. Ander flesje maar lang in het hoekje van de koelkast bewaren...