fkoolen (359) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught taster @ Noe Is De Bok Vet, Valkenburg. Dark brown, off-white creamy head. Sweet nose and taste with dried fruits, caramel, roasted malts, a little liquorice and a light sour tone. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel, low carbonation.
Franksv6 (267) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black beer with a white head blijvendevwitte. Taste is caramel coffee and fark fruits.
nilsas (1717) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duft av malt og vørter. Mørk rødbrun, nesten sort av farge. Tynn hinne skum. Fruktig smak sammen med noe krydder.
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear deep ruby, with a large light beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Milk chocolate, nutty notes, mild spice hops and savoury notes make up the aroma. Sweet spice hops up front give way to mild coffee and roasted nuts in the mid-palate. The finish is pleasantly savoury. A very nice bock.
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 pours unclear very dark brown with a creamy beige head showing good retention and lacing. nutty and fruity maltiness - burnt buts and tons of raisins, figs and dried lightly oxidized dark fruits, well integrated burnt caramel, sweet bread, dough, bit of wort - but worth it, you know; hint of smokiness, woodsy astringent notes, some sweetness - brown and burnt sugars, pepper, grass, clean yeast, minerals. light carbonation, medium body - oily, thick, semi-sweet grassy-peppery and softly astringent-tannic finish. very tasty and good! solid.
mike_77 (3378) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany brown colour. A sweetish bock packed with dark malts and sweet dried fruits. The alcohol level is just high enough to make the sweetness not overpowering.
sic1314 (3792) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, dark fruit and nuts. Medium body, flavour is as the aroma, moderately sweet with a pleasant nutty finish.
Foffern (1294) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a very deep, reddish brown colour with a medium, creamy, beige head. Sweet aroma of raisins, leather, wood, maple syrup, chocolate and roasted malt in the background. The flavour is also sweet with more, chocolate, brown sugar, nuts, cocoa and wood. Has a rich and soft mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A wonderful, balanced and sweet bock.
darrennelson12 (429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle (Seattle); very nice doppelbock though still prefer the ayinger. Very thick; cocoa and berries .. good beer if you can find it
c_lee_burton (116) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Pours Dark amber brown with a thicker tan head with foamy lacing. Smells of sweet caramel. Well balanced taste. You get some malty caramel, sweetness, dark chocolate, and hop bitterness. Creamy and some bubbles across the palate. Excellent fall beer that’s not as sweet as German Marzens. Will be having many of these this fall. Very reasonably priced.