GarrettB (1164) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
April 10th, 2013 - Picked up a six pack of these during a Trader Joe’s run, and have been slowly making my way through them since. They’re a fine end of day refresher, but just barely the kind of beer I can treat myself to at the end of a hard day. The body is dark, or too dark to catch any light through, and the head is a cork-like thick body of foam. Once this dies down, the aroma the Anchor Bock gives off is fresh malt, like the smell of a brewery on kilning day, and grainy, but not much more is detectable. The flavor is defined by the body, which is heavily carbonated, though the mid-taste brings some clarity and a dry, milk chocolate edge, and a curious chèvre tanginess. It gets drier as it goes, and the flavors crash a little bit, with the tang being the schoolyard bully, and getting along poorly with the grain-bladed flavors and touches of roasted nuts.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 0.355l bottle @ De Wildeman. This is a deep and dark, cola colored one clear as so and it has a really good looking almost a little fluffy dark beige head. Like the aroma here. Slightly burnt sugary, actually a little bit like coke. Hints of spices also. Nutmeg, rye bread and licorice, watered down licorice? A soft roasted touch also. Like it. A fair amount of flavor also. Feels light oily in the mouth and it soft and gentle on the carbonation. Caramelly darkness, a roasted hints. There’s also some licorice here. Old coffee and it’s leaving a slightly mouth drying tail. I like it in a bocky way. 25.09.2014
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
25.09.2014, 0,35l bottle @ In de Wildeman:
Nice light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish dry, weeds, sour coffee, licorice, grass, heather, herbs, dark malts, dark sugar. Taste is slightly dry and harsh, weeds, sour coffee, harsh yeast, heather, paper, almond essence, bark, grass, licorice. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh slightly watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.
Calisky (1422) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur noire, légère mousse beige. Super nez malté, chocolat noir, note de fruits noirs et caramel. Gout fort malté suivi d’un puissant chocolat noir, qui depose un malt cacao un peu amer sur la langue. Corps leger et bien balancé, rond en bouche. Notes de caramel et fruits noirs en fin de bouche, bien longue. Très belle surprise!
Très intense a seulement 5.5%, nickel Anchor!
Merci a la Bièrerie à illkirch d’avoir autant d’Anchor à proposer.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of toffee, caramel. Taste is chocolate, caramel, licorice. Decent.
Bosbouw (1581) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bruine, bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, drop, salmiak, chocolade. Smaakt drop, salmiak, zoethout. Prettig zoet.
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"very smooth, medium bodied solid effort from Anchor. Rich and flavorful as the brewer describes. slightly nutty, slightly hoppy, bigger on the malt, but pretty well balanced. recommended."
elbernays (770) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at home. Pours dark with red highlights. Good lasting tan foam head. Good lacing on the way down. Honey, cherry, wood, Berry marzipan aroma. Flavour is cherry, roast malt, brown sugar yeast, bread. Very dry on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Light body, low carbonation.
PotjeBier (1781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle @ home (probably the very last batch). Very dark brown color, clear. Rocky light beige head. Aroma’s: red fruit, candies, a bit artificial actually. Red fruit and sweet malts retronasal. Flavor is light to moderate sweet, roasted, slightly droppig/licorice. Body is quite thin. Finishes slightly dry, somewhat roasted, a bit droppig, light bitter. Didn’t like the aroma, but the rest was OK. Not a bock though.
edgallow (2570) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is malts and fruit.