gunnar (9333) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Distinct caramel aroma with mild spicy notes. Taste is weak sweet caramel and toffee, weak burn from alcohol at the finish, mixed with some hops and spices. Nice but too much alcohols for my likings.
djoeye (4806) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2017
Aroma; roasted malts, forest hops, juniper, oak juice, dates, figs, nuts, blackcurrant. Look; fawn head, about clear dark ruby body. Taste; roasted malts, fermented berries, juicy hops, caramel’ish resin, fig nut date, wineous berries, maybe juniper - dark malted lingering finish. Feel; solid body. Overall; really tasty evening beer. [33cl.btl 8.0% BB:0 # B@Vinmonopolet] nilsas (4306) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016
Sigmund (7761) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2016
Lukt: Frukter, rosin, krydder, anelse vørter.
Utseende: Mørk brun, nesten sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter, rosin, krydder og vørter.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Bryne, Nydt@Hjemme.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@8%, Når@17.12.2016
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8%. Deep reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Strong aroma of caramel and malts, a hint of mild Christmas spices. The flavour is not quite as sweet as I feared, but has distinct notes of malts and caramel. Moderate hops in the finish, fairly well balanced. Definitely drinkable. tandembrauer (1526) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark copper with dense beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits, dark bread, liquorice, cherry wine, some spices. Tastes a bit sweet but well balanced by hop bitterness. Bitter finish, medium bodied.
McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 5, 2016
Red-brown with a fine poring light tan head, fair lacings.
Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, dates, raisins, wet earth and dark fruits laid in treacle with a hunch of trichloranisol retronsal.
Fine carbonation, rather smooth with a fully pronounced body. Sweet, bit sticky and clogging with a light herbalness. Lasting bit chewy finish.
More like a Doppelbock - ok apart from the off flavour.
TBone (17793) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (Vinmonopolet). Deep ruby color, small steady beige head. Bready, malty aroma. Medium-bodied. Bready, malty, sweetish. Good German style bock. Hides ABV well. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottled (from Vinmonopolet, Kirkenes). Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel, some slight wooden notes. Flavour is sweet malts, toffee and some mild wooden and syrupy notes. Balanced and quite pleasant. Hides the abv rather well. bergstaden (3099) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
Amber with off white head - Sweet caramel malt aroma - Malt body with sweet caramel - The caramel malt goes into the finish - This was nice Beer5000 (6624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a small, dense off-white head. Aroma of rich malt, caramel and dry fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, dry fruit, bread, moderate bitterness and hint of warming alcohol. Fine balanced body and long, sweet, malty aftertaste. A nice Christmas beer in the Bock tradition.