adamnowek (542) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There's a hint of maple syrup and sweetness in this. Aroma is pure sugar and alcohol and a bit off-putting, though.
SaintMatty (5808) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with some red tinges. Raisins, spicy malt and a hint of marzipan in the aroma. Fruity and slightly metallic taste with marzipan, raisins and caramel.
Bosbouw (1676) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mooie chocolade bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, chocolade, vanille. Smaakt vanille, chocolade, iets bitter. Iets bittere afdronk.
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s a beer. It’s also a Bock, I have to admit. But then, nothing else to impress. There are so much better Bockbeers - why should I drink this one?
markschiedon (338) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinking from tab at bockbeer festival Amsterdam.
Wood in the aroma.
The clear copper beer has a small brown head.
In the taste smoke, alcohol and oak.
Maarten1993 (454) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Masum at Kandinsky 15-10-2014. The beer has a good body. The taste is complex, there are no distinct hints of something but is a quite rich taste, nice. Just like a bok should taste, not lacking in depth or too sweet, good one.
MarcoDL (2647) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly good bock beer, these Dutch bocks are usually boring or even bad. This one is malty, bit dry and with some nice spices and fruits. Balanced and tasty.
PeatyPete (481) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red copper color with off-white head. Aroma of red fruit. Taste slightly sweet and roasted malt. In the aftertaste something metallic.
blackisle (1081) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep red copper, good frothy tan head, reduces but doesn’t disappear completely, good lacing; sweet malty nose, caramel, raisin, brown sugar, plum, citrus, earthy, clove; medium sweetness, lightly bitter, a bit toasted; full body, creamy, average carbonation; lingering bitter finish, hint of coffee.
BlackHaddock (4681) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle, 2013 on the front label (brewed in?), 01/10/15 on the cap: poured slowly into a Westmalle chalice at home on 26/04/14. Lovely clear ruby red body, on top a creamy blanket of foam: I didn’t want to break through the crust, it looked so good. Sweet malty molasses however oozed out of the brew, raisins, plums and dark fruits of the forest mingled with yeast and an alcohol trace (if there is such a thing as an alcohol trace, aroma wise). Those sweet aromas didn’t manifest themselves into the mouth as much as I anticipated, the beer being calmer: sweet dark fruits ruled the taste but they were tempered by a balanced bitterness from whatever hops were used in the brew.
Good body depth for a Doppelbock: this doesn’t feel like a dark lager on drugs with alcohol added (like a few I’ve had the pleasure or drinking).
I am slowly moving towards being a Doppelbock ’con-e-sewer’ and this is a very good example of the style. Not as sweet, or lacking in body depth as some (of the German) within this type of brew: it carries it’s flavours very well.