kerenmk (5038) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2017 chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, - JUN 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle at the Brickskeller, Washington DC in July 2006. I noted this as 4.5% but I may have got that wrong (or the abv has changed since I had it). Fairly dark mahogany colour. Some chocolate in the aroma and flavour. Also caramel on the palate. A little sweet but not too sticky. Mouthfeel is soft tending towards flabby. All in all no world beater but quite acceptable & drinkable. Not particularly bock-like though.
Can sample at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Thanks tomer. Dark brown. Alcoholic, a little oxidized. old chestnuts aroma. Alcoholic and slightly sweet taste. Light body, slightly fizzy, bitter finish. tomer (3710) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2017
Shared at a tasting, smallish bubbly head,,dark red color, almost cola like,aroma of stale malt, earthy notes, vakey malt and a bit of dark honey ans caramel, flavor of honey, caramel, mineral and oxidised hints. Not really good. zvsn (2238) - ISRAEL - JUN 2, 2017
Can sample at a tasting. Thanks tomer. Amber-brown with a off-white head. Aroma with strong notes of oxidation, honey, cardboard, caramel. Sweet, caramel, cardboard, honey, dried fruits. Medium-bodied, syrupy. Not too good. rayaron (1927) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 2, 2017
Can sample at a tasting at zvsns place. Thanks tomer. Deep amber with beige head. The aroma has notes of licorice, roasted malt and some ink, earthy. Bitterish flavor with notes of lemon, black pepper and some roastiness. Light to medium-bodied. gripweed57 (2796) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2017
From old tasting notes. Clear orange brown color. Bubbly tan head. Mild dry malt aroma. Semisweet roasted malt flavor with a light dry hop character. There is a mild complexity in the flavor. It finishes dry, yet is not bitter. Brief semi dry aftertaste. Flavor, yet not a great bock beer.
adasko (2233) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Best Guatemalan beer I had so far. Has some tanned caramel note, typical for a bock, especially in the aroma. Taste is a bit less intense. Looks good, as it supposed to. It’s really ok. trapped (3484) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Murky dark brown with medium sized foamy beige head, faint malt aroma, high carbonation, very little caramelized malt taste, thin body, abrupt finish with lightly bitter aftertaste. Except for the color, no evidence of being a bock. JorgeLee (2193) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle for lunch in Antigua. Deepish red brown colour, thick head, looks surprisingly ok. Sweet, malty and sugary, could use a bit more complete fermentation and more bitterness (less adjunct?) Actually wasn’t unpleasant, some caramel and muscovado sugar there. HampshirePhil (243) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
350 ml bottle, Guatemala - dark brown strong carbonation with light head. Strong caramel flavours. Weak palate disappears quickly Izio (86) - GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
Color oscuro, poca espuma. Aroma a malta tostada, cafe. Sabor a malta tostada. Dulce. Acidez ageadable. Amargo bajo y poco remanente. Buena carbonatacion. Nota a metalico fuerte. Draft @ hardrock cafe, guatemala