GoufCustom (421) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin;
Clear deep blackish brown colour; Half finger head and beige foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Pretty Good lacing and notable carbonation; Nice fragrant aroma of roasted dark malt, with chocolate, light cream, sweet caramel, vanilla, plums, raisins and nuts; Very light sweet taste of light roasted malt, with dark bread, light chocolate, coffee, strong nuts, cream, very light liquorices, light alcohol, and hint of grass; Med to light body, slick and creamy palate; Taste profile is very nice slightly sweet dark malt taste - reminiscent of a basic Guinness FES - with strong nuttiness complemented by just the right amount of chocolate, coffee, cream and booze; Hoppiness is very light as expected for the style, yet light grassy taste and zapping astringency make a very soild presence and nice finish. Good!
Comments: This American take of Dunkler Bock is very well made and ‘just right’ in many aspects: slightly sweet, Dunkel nose is here but inoffensive to me, strong nuttyness, and right amount of chocolate, coffee, creaminess and booziness. Highly enjoyable, and if its taste can be a bit more sweet, it will be perfect. Highly recommended!
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in 2011: from notes.
Pours a beautiful dark brown color with a durable tan head.
My favorite bock (so far)! Excellent flavor with a long finish of toasted grains and light hops. Perfect sweet/bitter balance.
Hints of dark fruits and roasted nuts in the aroma. Creamy smooth with perfect carbonation.
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excelente bock americana, da tradicional cervejaria californiana Anchor , uma das melhores do estilo, maltes em destaque, notas de caramelo e tostado presentes em equilíbrio.
beerme31 (433) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black. medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, plums and other dark fruits, nuts. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, light creamy texture, light bitter and bubbly palate that finishes a bit sticky. Overall it is ok not my favorite style but represents well.
burleybrew (20) - - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve never seen such a dark Bock. Chocolate mixed with maltiness & some hop aroma. Love me some anchor, but didn’t get this beer at all.
jookos (1333) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(7/2012) Bottle. Darkish. Malty, bit chocolate nose. Some spices, herbs. Body is a bit thin, but well drinkable. Ok beer, but a bit thin for a bock though. And dark.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at JF’s, from BOE, 20/04/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is dark malt, toffee, brown sugars, banoffee pie.
Taste comprises rich toffee notes, brown sugars, dark malts, vanilla, light banana tang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
A solid offering.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Walnut-black opaque pour, big frothy head, good lacing. Brown head as well. Spicy, bready malty aroma, slight alcohol. Balanced taste profile, very complex for the style, a little of everything. Very well made, and about as good as it gets for the style.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is about as good as bock beers get. Sweet, but not cloying. Malty, but balanced nicely with understated hopping. Perfect mouthfeel.
danlo (693) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a dark brown-black colour, foam light brown head that diminishes leaving some lacing and aroma of malt caramel, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, nutty. Taste is bready malt, sweet caramel, chocolate & dark fruits and a nutty note. Smooth oily mouth feel, rich, medium bodied & medium carbonation, sweet finish.