OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting to note that the commercial description says it is supposedly available "only in the SFB area" yet one can purchase it halfway around the the globe. Also bottle lists no ABV. Opaque ruby brown with a lfine bubbled tan head. Grainy malt, molasses, cough mixture and dried fruit aroma. Medium chewy relatively low carb palate.
MIldly sweet caramel burnt toffee medium bitter roasted malt and herbal hoppy flavours. Nutty dry finish. I agree with Gary - it does remind me of their porter.
bluevegie (3030) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite dark in body with ruby tinges and a medium size, light tan head. Toasted malt aroma that got better as it warmed. Dried fruit in the taste, rich, dry, liquorice and meaty with a light bitter finish. Quite like this drop although I probably couldn’t drink too many at once. Reminds me a bit of there porter as well. A fairly dry bock.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and coppery, boardering on full brown, but a shade or two lighter. Smells of rotting fruit, raisins and caramel. Taste is of overripe fruit, slightly nutty and bitter dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and the finish is slightly bitter and lingering,
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice dark coloured bock. Nice sweet, malty and bitter taste. Overall a very nice bock, one of the best I’ve had.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark color, medium creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and chocolate, but overwhelmed also by strong hops, which give the aroma a specific character. Creamy texture, smooth taste. Slightly sourish, initially sweet chocolat and malty taste. Towards the end it becomes very bitter. I guess this is a typical American Bock: bigger, stronger, but also better than the classic bocks? Good stuff.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks M500 for the sample: Looks the part with a deep coppery hue, good head and lace. Toffee and caramel balanced with some nice fruity undertones. A bit smoky and some bitterness as well. Yummy! Sticky but thin-bodied. I sure would like to try it again.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
anchor tour 2k5 bitchez:
thick creamy cappuccino head. dark red brown body. hoppy chocolate gin and alc. on aroma. chocoloate dark rye flavor with a bit of bread. i was too drunk at the time to give this a palate rating, so im guessing. ehhe.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, in that there is character here, but it wasn’t really to my preferences. Aroma of grape, cola, body odor, mustiness, and alcohol. Pretty strong bitterness following roasted and chocolate flavor notes. Thanks Jazz88.
Cyrus (1) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
sticky aftertaste. Quite heavy for a ’spring’ bock. Otherwise a rather pleasant beer for a lazy saturday afternoon.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly clear, caramel-y color, thick, lush, pinkish, cocoa-toned foam.
Sweetness in the nose, roasty-toasty, toffee-ish, very pleasant.
Malty attack on the tongue, and wonderfully mellow. A bit grainy and gritty, but still fruity and flush with flavor. Rich, dark, tasty. Chocolate malts? Very solid.
Warm and comforting in the mouth, easily drinkable, tenaciously tasty...I like it, I like it...Good roast for a bock. I’d like to have this again, and again...very smooth, and luscious on the palate, an expertly brewed bock.