Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours brown to black. Roasted aroma with hops, chocolate and a sting of sour coffee. A bit fruity and a small note of smoke. Malty flavour with liquorice/anise and some hops. A tiny bit minty with hints of herbs. Light sour finish.
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown/black body with a small head which rapidly fades. Typical Anchor liquorice-like aroma with a nice malt profile. Quite sweet flavor with hops and some spice - mint leaves? Refreshing, with a light mouthfeel; not too heavy on the carbonation. Its not a bock as I know it, but it sure is a nice brew.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(on bottle) Am I getting old orwhat? This is just not a bock in my bo(o)(c)k. Allmost pitch black, beige head. Small hoppy nose, watery mash and coffee/dark chocolate finish. A porter in every aspect and I don´t give a s#%¤ if RB all of a sudden has invented "Dunkler Bock". Nice porter though.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark borwn in color with a rich malty flavor. This was a well conditioned brew with a rich addition of spices. I really liked this brew. Great Job Anchor.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown almost black with a nice tan head. decent lacing. aroma molasses chocolate and toffee. sweet pipe smoke aroma. something slightly fruity. cherries? great aroma i could smell this all day. nice mocha / toffee flavor with hints of tart dried cherries or raisins. fairly bitter roasted coffee finish. smooth mouthfeel. very nice. i could drink this everyday.
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.
thedm (5141) - 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.
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!
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.
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - 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.