Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pros: Properly carbonated. Long lasting head. Well hidden alcohol. Seems well balanced and has some complex malt notes.
Cons: Nose only shows trace elements, maybe some dough, brown sugar, toffee. Flavor has nice balance, but could be more vibrant, layered and complex. A touch sour as well.
djd07 (11310) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is wood, vanilla, booze. Thin mouth, vanilla, candy sugar, caramel, boozy finish, very good.
onceblind (7847) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep chestnut brown with a thin fast fading tan head. Amazing deep aroma with chocolate and light roast and malt syrup and Christmas warmth. Amazing smooth and roasty sweet chocolaty flavor, a wee kiss of coffee, more sweet earthy malt syrup, Christmas English ale flavors, and finishing with a bit more cocoa. Really amazing.
Beerman6686 (6431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of toffee, caramel, dark fruits and booze. Flavor similar, some brown sugar in there too, fairly complex, booze is hidden well. I would love to see this put in a barrel.
chucklemation (1470) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours q dark brown, no head. Aroma is dark fruits, plum, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is dark fruits, plum, caramel, and toffee. Has a thick, flat body. This is not at all what I expected from this beer, but I like it.
Viper666 (3276) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
Couleur : brune-cuivrée.
Apparence : semi-voilée.
Caramel sucré, fruité (prunes, raisins, cerises), léger malt rôti, notes d’alcool
Entrée de bouche : fruité (prunes, raisins vineux, notes de cerises).
Un support sucré de caramel toffee avec des notes de malt rôti et d’alcool réchauffant et boisé.
En bouche :
Corps : rond.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : sirupeux.
Finale : longue, légèrement amère d’alcool, avec des notes rôties, fruitées et de houblon herbeux.
RexTalionis (3544) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep copper in color with an off-white head. Brown sugary and malty sweetness
in aroma. More grainy and dark ripe plum notes later on. Quite good. Soft mouthfeel.
Raisins, more dark ripe fruity notes, bit of vinous toffee in taste. Awaiting the winter frost.
rouhlas (2897) - GREECE - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, v2012, thanks to Nightfall. Dark brown color with red notes and small beige head that disappears. Aroma is malty, light roasted, very fruity, dark dried fruits, light chocolate, some caramel, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma which gets light alcoholic when the beer gets warmer. Medium oily body with flat carbonation.
Martinus (4559) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, cherry, malts. Sweet malty flavour, red fruits. Finish sticky dried red fruits, dried apricot, honey.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
SlackerMads (2996) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2011 version. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Malty nose with lots of toffee. Flavour has toffee, cocoa, dark dried fruit, light vanilla, Full body, soft carbonation. Not as sweet as I expected, it has some acidity that helps lift the sugar along with the alcohol, which is warming and not rough. Fine malty beverage but not enough to justify the price tag.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Kuhnhenn: Extremely deep brown body with light shining through the very edges, giving off ruby highlights. Soapy & foamy, large bubbled beige-gray head. Aroma is full of huge, thick, robust toffee & caramel candy. Sugary, sticky, sweet. Black licorice, toasted bread, burnt brown sugar, plum, molasses coated raisins, & a good amount of boozy warmth. Huge flavor. Even as you’d expect for a 12.5% ABV bock, the flavor is even louder. Booze laced between mountains of caramel, toffee, & roasted nuts, covered in sticky sweet residual malt sugars. Plums & sweet dates, coated in molasses & rolled in brown sugar, leading to a finish of harshly toasted & nearly burnt bread, nuts, & dominant yeast esters. Roasted nuts, caramel, & scorched brown sugar linger on the palate afterwards. Sticky, heavy, creamy mouth feel. This is everything you’d expect a "triple" bock to be. Sam Adams LISTEN UP. This is a really good beer.