Niko100 (2734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, dark fruit, & raisons; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, dark fruit (notably plums), and spice; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; On the sweet side - but very nice.
hackobock (3683) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours clear amber with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruit and a touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel and dried fruti, light bitterness, rounded sweet finish. Smooth oily texture, medium bodied.
Bov (12151) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - light hazy ruby-brown beer with a little foam left; very toasted aroma of toffee and spicy hops; very sweet, full-bodied, fizzy and decently dry; long spicy and caramelish malty finish with some notes of warming alcohol
Pyrmir (5699) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark amber with off white head. Aroma and taste is barley wine-like, malty, alcohol, toast, bread, toffee. Nicely balanced
zvikar (5445) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 4th Session. Pours red stunning with a small head, aroma of caramel, honey, toffee, flavor is pretty much the same with a medium body.
Habanero (4247) - Tranbjerg, Denmark, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear and deep amber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, wood and nutty notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry andslightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice Bock.
sturmthis (1125) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark copper color with thin white head. Caramel and fruity flavor. Sweeter than German versions. A lite too sweet for me, but good.
hayduke (4980) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle share at Dark Lord Day 2014. Into my tasting glass this went rich brown with a light tan had. Nose of roasted malts, some fruit, obvious nuts and floral hops. Medium to bold in body with a smooth creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich and the roasted malts with the nuts make this very delicious. Light bitter finish. Solid beer.
DSG (12373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[5/3/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 4th session. Deep reddish amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, some fruitiness. Sweet flavor, malty and caramelly. Medium to full-bodied.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malts, toffee and raisin aroma. Gusher, brown, beige head, fair lace. Very very sweet, very malty, light bitter, butterscotch. Oily and sticky mouth feel. If this would have fermented a bit longer it might have been nice. Now it’s just sweetness.