boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 I was excited to get a six pack of this last spring but was not expecting to be wowed by the flavor. Pours a modest brown and mahogany tinged body, ruby highlights and a dwindling tan head. Blackstrap molasses leads the way in the aroma, along with notes of herbal hops, nuts and caramel. Flavor is outstanding, more focused on hop spices rather than bitterness, creating a frre roaming plane for the caramel malts to shine. Excellent mouthfeel and a bittersweet and long lasting finish. Very well made bock.
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hop malt aroma with smotky bitterness. Dark brown red colour with fair head and good lacing. Very bitter burnt malt flavour. Smooth palate.
brstp (201) - - JAN 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 Bottle. Very dark color but not quite black, khaki head that leaves slight to moderate lacing. Aroma is of molasses and spice, mouthfeel is pretty thin with tangy spice that moves into a thinnish malt, taste has caramel and coffee.
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, tan head. A bit thin in the mouth. Aroma: Roasted, caramel, hops. Flavor: Malty, bitter with dry finish
Marsiblursi (3070) - 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 (5169) - 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.