iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 17, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is quite simply one of the best Bock’s that I’ve ever tried. The Anchor Brewery sure can kick out some fantasitc beers!
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from dickinsonbeer. Thanks! Very dark brown. Very small head. Aroma is heavy molasses , dark roasted malts, and a bit of caramel. Medium bodied, flavors are less pronounced than nose--very roasty, molasses again, coffee grounds. Overall, enjoyable, but lacks the sweetness I like in a bock. Very happy to get to try this one though. Great Label. I guess I just like goats.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a typically carbonated dark brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was sweet and dark malt. The thin smooth mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The thin flavor contained notes of sweet and dark malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
Ibrew2or3 (7370) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber color brew with light brown head. Sweet malt and molasses aroma. The flavor begins with a slight tart twinge that hits as the carbonation does. Then roasted malts and some brown sugar (maybe) fill in the rest of the flavor. As the taste ends the flavors kind of even out and dissipates.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite regular bock beers. Pours a ruby red clear and a thin lasting sticky head and some lace. Aroma is lightly roasty, thcik strong caramel and toasted malts, lightly nutty and some chocolate hints. Roasted nuts, thick toasted malts, bready, loads of munich character and a light herbal hop finish with a hint of sweetness. Great smooth mouthfeel. Nice fall beer.
egajdzis (5527) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a red chestnut color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of nuts, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and light alcohol. Taste of more roasted malts, a dry nuttiness, cardboard, toffee, and light citrus.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted nut bread with some molasses spread on it. nose. Roasted and caramel forward this is a decptively soft yet robust brew. Cocoa covered raisins on the palate with great mouthfeel and wonderful conditioning.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roasted nuts (quite nutty), light cocoa, and some caramel. Tastes of nuts, chocolate, and lighter roast.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for opening the bottle...
Appears a dark brown with some deep crimson notes around the edges. A chunky, tan head slowly fades out into a mild cap and leaves little spots of lacing all around the glass.
Smell is of cocoa, roasted nuts, cream, toasty malt, molasses, and a touch of caramel with some notes of gentle astringency.
Taste is of the aromas with a bit of astringency coming through more in the flavor, making for a slight dropoff against the aromas.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, thin along the palate, and astringent.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark, close to black. Thick lacy brown head that last forever. Quite noticeable carbonation. Packs a hoppy punch in the initial aroma, this note fades and yields to roasty malts that also dominate the taste. Sweet with a note I can best describe as "fresh".. whatever that means... But overall, this is great stuff. Maybe not a perfect example of the style, but to me, that’s no loss. Creds to Systembolaget for getting hold of this stuff.. "available only in the San Francisco Bay Area while supplies last".. I guess it does have certain advantages sometimes with having only one retailer/distributor for an entire nation.