JohnGalt1 (441) - , Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle picked up at the COOP today.. Pours with a flimsy tannish head atop a dark brown but reveals deep clear ruby when held to a light.
Expected strong maltiness.. some toasty notes.. nothing stellar.. but pretty standard none the less.
Flavor is a little better than the nose.. more melanoidin than toasty this time around.. bitterness is just enough to balance the malts.. body is medium with medium/low carbonation.. a little bit of drying cocoa emerges as it warms.. still very clean in both the nose and palate.
Nice Bock for sure... a bit chewy, but there is a bunch of stuff going on.
ScipioA (248) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks just like a stout: pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is fruity and seems to have a strong yeast profile.Really pleased with how this tastes, roasty malts, chocolate, fruit and just a little sweetness to balance it out. Finishes dry with a lingering finish and just a little whiff of charred dark malts.
dresden (793) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown in colour. Aroma of dough, some light fruitiness. Mild flavour, some chocolate, fruit, slightly herbal. Nice and easy drinking beer.
badhack (296) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malts, toast, dark bread, lots of cola, a little chocolate and molasses, thin on the tongue, a little sweetness and dark fruit and a hoppy finish.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and quite strong. Dark in features and nice thick strong taste. VEry enjoyable and malty.
johnnymusky (168) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very tasty beer...tons of flavor....i will re rate later...had a few tonight...this is a keep stocked in the fridge kinda beer.
Reimer96 (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This doesn’t really fit into any traditional bock category due to it’s lower ABV however this is a great full flavoured lager. Pours a clear dark brown with reddish hues and a nice frothy brown head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, plums, raisins and light molasses. Flavour is plums, dates, earth hops, light bitterness, grainy. Mouthfeel is nice and dry after a lot of sweetness in the aroma and initially up front. This really is a great beer and is closest to a doppelbock, however it just doesn’t have enough body. If the body was a little fuller to the point that some alcohol was nicely shining through this could easily be a 50 point beer.
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Surprising dark colour, tar-like, until you hold it up to the light then it looks like deep red blood. Moderate milk chocolate head. Aroma is figs, dates and herbal hops. Slight chocolate. Taste was roasted coffee, chocolate and malt. Light body, slightly oily like wine. Overall, full aroma and taste, great spring bock.
dagimp (698) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a gorgeous purple brown with a scant light brown head. Aroma is also great and berriful with deep wood. And that's where things end. Mouthfeel is fizzy and weird. Taste is watery with a ton of minerals and ink. Ech. Pretty bad.
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thorongil2 (1149) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear dark reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit; thin palate; balanced flavour