oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2007
Bottled. Dark brown colour, mediumsized brown bubbly head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, fudge, raisins and some yeast. Flavour is raisins, yeast, an alcoholic sting and lots of fruits and some malts. Fills up the palate in a nice way also. Quite easy to drink and enjoyable. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2010
Light brown foamy head on top of a deep dark cloudy brown to almost black beer.
Smelled apple, cinnamon, caramel and malts.
Taste is a fine mix of liquorice, cinnamon, roasted malts, hints of coffee and grass.
Bit watery and light taste, low carbo. Nice light coffee, spicy and light grassy aftertaste. FatPhil (15961) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 14, 2008
330ml bottle - - Cracked Kettle, AmsterdamBov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2001
Deep reddy brown, tiny beige head. Poured clear, yeast stuck to bottom of bottle. I served this a little cold, alas. Despite the cold, I get a bit of smoke in the aroma. As it warms it heads towards a lovely sweet roasty coffee, and a hint of dark fruits. Lovely carbonation in the mouth, very soft. Body is quite refreshing, not watery as such, and certainly seemingly not carrying significant alcohol at all, nor cloyingly sweet. Beautiful rich roasty taste. There really is absolutely no alcohol in this at all. I strained, but still could not find it. Finish has quite a bitter bite, and the burntness stays too. Quite delicious - I would never turn down the offer of another one of these.
dark amber colour, nice lace and head, complex fruity nose (cherry, plum), sweet and full, salty (!?), long aftertaste skortila (5790) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2002
Sweet smell, Dark colour. sweet/caramel taste. Very lovely malty palate.
JorisPPattyn (9927) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2004
(Fairly aged sample) Deep chestnut colour, clear, nearly no head. Woody nose, touch of acidity. Nutty - but not as in oxidation (hazel- or walnut oil), but rather as cashews. At the first sip this is a rather neutral beer, but after a few more, it appears to be a extremely well balanced one. If the main taste is caramel-sweet, like a usual bock, there is a definite sourish touch - mild sour as lactic acid. Again woody, even a touch of bitter, and a fruity palate, maybe blueberry-like. A dash of fiery mouthfeel, not aggressive, but it just delivers the kick to get interested in this beer. I have said it before: 3 Horne's beers only get better with age. Nothing compared to this: it was mediocre at best when fresh, now it is excellent! dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2010
Pitch black beer. if you like a bock with coffee and chocolate hints this is a beer for you. Right amount of alcohol too. Christos (5688) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
330 ml bottle, poured into my snifter glass. ABV 8.5%
It pours a very dark brown/chestnut colour, with a thin line of beige head. Not that high retention of course and the size of the head didn’t allow for any lacing left behind, but it does look nice and promising.
On the nose mostly clove but after letting it warm up a bit and giving it a swirl, some chocolate and roasted malts aroma surfaced.
Lots of chocolate on the taste too. Slighty sweet, untill the roasted malts flavours kick in, giving it a pleasant light bitter taste, which covers quickly some traces of acidic sourness on the background.
Thin to medium body, light carbonation.
Overall, a very nice bock beer. caesar (7096) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2002
<i>Sampled at Utrechts Bokbierfestival</i> Dark color. Not a strong aroma. Caramelly malts. Full bodied indeed. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
Bottled. A very dark beer with a hint of purple and a puddle of a head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with the alcohol noticeable. The taste has blackberry notes and it is a bit smoky. There are notes of burnt wood as well. The aftertaste has a bit of a stale side to it but otherwise this is a tasty beer.