ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle from Louisville Beer Store. Aroma: Caramel loaf with a whiff of spicy hops; a little musty. Appearance: Red, transparent copper body with soft carbonation holding up a sticky tan head that settles into a patchy skin. Flavor: Semi-sweet malts are well met by spicy hops; light bitterness never quite overtakes the malt sweetness; the finish has a little lingering bitterness. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: While this sweeter interpretation makes the bock more accessible in a broad sense, I fear it would come off as a little simplistic to bock lovers. Mister_Li (1561) - GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
Klares rötliches Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, süß, etwas Karamell, Nüsse, würzig, leicht bitter. MonsterMagnet (1565) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle from Erzengel (euro local swap), many thanks! Pours clear brown with a white head. Nuts, caramel, earthy, some spices. Fairly sweet and slick, some bitterness in the finish. Ok. DocJitsu (2035) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Pours a clear copper-golden with an eggshell colored head. Sweet apple, subtle, soft metallic note, and faint caramel all blended nicely. Mostly soft mouthfeel that gets harsher at and after the finish. More toasted malt caramel come through in the flavor than is noted in the nose. The fruitiness is secondary. Becomes pretty bitter at and following the finish. hallinghansen (3415) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber body with a small white head. Malt, sweet, caramel, light alcohol.
peponi (2009) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Aroma: celler, roasted dark malts, alcohol.
Appearance: clear rubby color and creamy head.
Taste: low bitterness, warming alcohol, celler, roasted dark malts, quite dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, alcohol in finish.
Overall: Rather average beer, there is too much alcohol. MBlessing (1573) - Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Dunkle Farbe schaum ok, Geruch malzig karamell Vanille, Geschmack ist sehr sehr süß karamell Malz, mir ist es deutlich zu süß DrNosha (2708) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
0,33l Flasche. Heller klarer Bernstein. , wenig Schaum. Malz und Karamell Duft. Sehr süss im Antrunk. Verbranntes Karamell und Malz. Etwas langweilig. biir (1587) - Berlin, - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle - dark amber color with little to no head. Notes of dark wood, caramell and dried fruits. Quite sweet and boozy, but a round Doppelbock. hauxe (927) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2016
Pours clear reddish brown from the bottle. The crown fizzes and dissipates. The aroma is malt with caramel hints. Taste is malty sweet with bitter notes and an alcohol warmth in the finish. Overall makes a monotone impression. Body is oily, and yet well carbonated. Okayish. There are better bocks out there.