Bock Damm - Damm S. A.
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.43/5 rDev +35.1%
Easily the best beer I had while in Barcelona. And the most elusive, none of the markets had it. Had to find it at a bar.
It´s not really a bock, more of a schwartzbier. Damm likes to confuse their styles.
The first thing you notice is the wonderful seductive aroma. The beer is a really solid black lager. Roasty and malty. The hops aren´t too assertive but it works.
05-13-2007 19:31:09 | More by Scoats
4.1/5 rDev +25%
Smoky, but just a little, is not a great Bock but is not bad at all, good with fruit cake, I guess, toasted barley is used appareanlty, and the coour reminds you a little cocacola, but better, and the foam is there to help, good one, not yellow as most of bocks, and not solid alike like theirs.
11-02-2005 12:52:09 | More by nekronos
3.75/5 rDev +14.3%
Apperance : dark caramel light cola-like color. almost red....
Smell: not strong
Taste: simple dark roasted malts, bitter lingers in the mouth only a bit.
Mouthfeel: but very smooth and plesant
Drinkability: very drinkable, very good on table alongside eggs and wurstels
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-12-2009 20:30
12-07-2009 19:30:13 | More by kikobcn
3.63/5 rDev +10.7%
330ml can poured into a stein
pours a deep cola color, somewhat reddish as well, and a two finger dark tan head which dissipates fairly quickly
not much in the way of aroma, perhaps some dark malts but not much going on in this department
dark malts at the beginning, definite sweetness as well, a slight chocolate note and bitterness of the malts comes at the end. fairly highly carbonated; a little thin perhaps for a bock.
overall, one of the best mass-produced spanish beers out there, however, perhaps this is damning with faint praise. still, i enjoyed it, quite drinkable.
11-12-2011 20:37:43 | More by RodneyFarva
3.6/5 rDev +9.8%
I was received at Barcelona's pratt airport after customs by a friend with one of these at hand.
I was actually impressed with the reception I got, considering you couldn't expect much from spanish beer from the start. but this was actually a decent-tasting beer.
The pour was perfectly black although not too opaque and against the light it reflected a bit of an amber tone. The head was medium sized but actually quite lasting, with a tan/brown appearance.
The smell was smokey and malty, a perfectly inviting bock IMO.
The taste was actually very good, because it doesn't allow the malt to overwhelm with sweetness. instead, it's got a really consistent grain flavour coming from the malt and hiding soon after behind a delicate but perceivable amount of bitterness.
Definetly Damm's best offering, and a very decent mass-produced beer.
01-16-2006 03:06:11 | More by Andreji
3.53/5 rDev +7.6%
Exp July 2013
A: Pretty damn dark with nearly zero carbonation. No head, just scum.
S: Sweet coffee, but no cream. A hair syrupy.
T: Mild, not so toasty, barely a hair of bitterness.
M: Almost moderate sting, but no distinct bubbles felt.
O: Easy to drink, mild, pretty okay.
07-22-2012 00:58:54 | More by sfprint
3.5/5 rDev +6.7%
Small bottle of 250 ml at home, poured into a snifter.
Very nice dark mahogany colour with a thin line of beige head that disappears fast too.
Aroma is malty with dark fruits and some light chocolate.
Very sweet on the taste, with a hint of alcohol, although ABV is only 5,4%. A bit tart too, with a short finish of light bitterness.
Full on the body with average carbonation.
Overall quite nice beer.
11-28-2012 15:15:34 | More by Douberd
3.38/5 rDev +3%
A - Dark cola brown with slight ruby-brown hues. Average sized foamy beige head that had pretty good retention and left a nice thin lacing.
S - Not much aroma comes out. Some toasted/slightly roasted dark malt. Maybe a touch of caramel/sweetness, but it is pretty thin.
T - The slightly roasted malt is upfront with a good dose of caramel malt. Sweet but not overpowering and a nice slight bitter touch. Malts had a fairly grainy taste to them.
M - Medium to light body with average carbonation. Pretty smooth and a touch watery.
D - Very drinkable beer. Provides some sweetness and some bitterness (although pretty minimal hop taste). On the lighter side for a bock, but it went down easy.
Notes: Had this in a bar in Barcelona while watching a game. It isn't quite a bock, or at least what I think as a bock, but rather blurs the lines with a schwartzbier. Maybe due to the weather in Barcelona, the bocks are lighter and more lager-like. Anyway, nice fairly tasty beer that was better than what I was potentially expecting in Spain.
05-24-2010 12:15:39 | More by FreshHawk
3.1/5 rDev -5.5%
Deep garnet verging on brown with beige lumpy head that laces well.
Malt syrup and maybe berry jam on the nose – cloys some - with a bit of toasted granola.
Some hazelnut, some dark toast, some blueberry skins but mostly just treacly malts over light hay hops.
Sticky toffee pudding and salted caramel linger. Light-medium, crisp, soft but a bit sticky.
“Negra Munich” on the can, so is this a bock or a Munich Dark lager? Lines up better as the later – more color than flavor. But not even really a good lager underneath. A lobotomized version of the style.
10-31-2012 23:39:07 | More by StJamesGate
3.05/5 rDev -7%
A: dark but not opaque- light behind shows a dark brown cola-like color. Very little to no head that fades to a lace, which stays.
S: not strong, a bit of malt but i'm not gettting anything else.
T: simple dark roasted malts, with light citrusy hops on the end. bitter lingers in the mouth a bit.
M: a little watery, but very smooth.
D: definitely very drinkable, could contiune for quite some time, though the end bitterness tends to build up if you're drinking it solo. Would be better to drink along side some quality spanish tapas.
04-04-2008 17:34:50 | More by batty
3.01/5 rDev -8.2%
Poured from the 33cL can into a pint glass.
S: Some burned sugar and toast. Caramel malt backbone and some dark malts. OK but not very strong.
T: Almost as easy drinking as cola - which was the first flavor that sprang to mind when drinking this beer. It's basically cola, right down to the carbonation level and mouthfeel. There is also some richer malt in the back there, but overall cola with a hint of caramel and bread. Instersting.
Overall very very drinkable, although it doesn't drink at all like a beer. This is oddly enough a dark beer that could be refreshing on a hot day. A strange beer for sure, but ok I guess. Different from the style, but not too too bad.
09-24-2013 12:18:37 | More by BucBasil
3/5 rDev -8.5%
250 ml. bottle. Dark brown colour with red reflections when watched to the light. Small beige head, fades soon, no lace. Smell of dark fruits, caramel, damp earth and burnt wood. A bit watery in the palate, taste of molasses, dark fruits, caramel, Earthy finish.
09-16-2013 21:41:46 | More by janubio
3/5 rDev -8.5%
Black reddish color with a thin beige head with short retention.
Light aroma of yeast, faint chocolate and caramel.
Flavor of cola, faint toasted and caramel malts and some nuts. Practically no hops.
Light body with good carbonation, slightly tart.
A bit dull taste, far from especial, but not really unpleasant. Just that taste is too simple, basically cola and caramel, but you could say this is a Munich Dunkel.
04-03-2014 01:59:34 | More by FLima
Bock Damm from Damm S. A.
77 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.