DanielBrown (4500) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle from The Offie, Leicester and drinked in honour of Marble Tim, and in remembrance of my Uncle John. This is a really interesting beer. It smells both hoppy, and like a Barley Wine. It tastes initially sweet, with some fresh hop, which then gives way to dark malt, then to alcohol warmth and some floral aftertaste. Full of nuances. A little thin in body, but plenty of flavour. A really good UK experiment which tips hat to German greatness. jvhemert (397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2012
AROMA: chocolate, cherries, grass,
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, white foam, frothy,
TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
PALATE: full body, oily feel, lively, astringent, long finish,
OVERALL: very good bock, reminiscent of abbey beers, good balance of tastes. Too expensive though. BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
This is great - the dark malts really work well with the yeast flavours. Mouthfeel is fantastic and brings everything home. Awesome RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
bottle, mybrewerytap.com. A surprisingly strong, spicy hop aroma. Beautiful rich mouthfeel and body that actually belies the high abv. Sherry, pine and hop resin flavours combine very well and there’s some late chocolate. The alcohol is subtle and hits late on, with just a small amount of heat. Excellent stuff and not what I was expecting. madmitch76 (24431) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
1st January 2012
gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Cloudy dark brown beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light and crispy. Dunkel? There is some malt here but this beer is all about the hops - fresh orange, zingy and a little acidic. Peach. Seltzer minerals. A little tropical fruits. Finishes dry and crisp. Lovely - but not very Dunkelish! Who cares?
Bottle from Mybrewerytap.com.Pours dark mahoganey with a small tanned head. Aroma is vinous,malty, grapefruity and orange. Taste is smooth, moderate sweet fruity, turns bitter towards the end. Good beer.
superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
cloudy brown amber red. thin short living head.
wonderful sweet aroma of dark fruits, a little clover. flavours of melted dark chocolate, ripe raisins and a lovely warming alcohol finsh. amaxing in the mouth.
bottle. P&G. leeds dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle from House of Trembling Madness. Hazy, muddy brown pour with a thin white head. Inviting aroma of cherry, pineapple, slight banana, wheat characteristics. Nice rich pineapple front, chewy roast malts, creamy wheat characteristics, rounded juicy bitter finish. Fantastically complex. FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle from the House of Trembling Madness, York. Pours a murky brown, finger of head. Aroma is great - perfume, cherry, some banana and wheat. Taste is similar, and brilliant, with some pineapple thrown in as well. Full body, fairly long finish. Ooh yes, this is good. Leighton (21089) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - picked up from the Bottle Shop. Pours hazy brown with a creamy, beige head. Nose seems to have some brett, hints of grass and poo. Light sweet flavor with crisp, clean brett, hints of licorice, some leathery fruits, mild sugary malts. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Clean finish, lots of poopy brett, some light grassy bitterness, suggestions of leathery fruits. Not anything like a dunkler bock but a damn fine beer overall.