Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Bev Mo La Mesa. Pours a dark, hazy chocolate color. Light tan head... a little lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, and some dark fruits. A very nice bock beer.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pitch black with a giant tan head. Big sweet aroma. The flavor is robust, molasses, roast malt, maybe a hint of berry. Interesting choice for a spring seasonal; I think I’d prefer this by the fire in the fall. But quite good.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Has a licorice and fermanted aroma to the beer. Dark body to the beer witha deep red color when held to light with decent tan head. Flavor has a medium sweet candy taste to it. Also some bitterness that is not overbaring for myself anyway. Beer has good texure mix and is a smooth enjoyable beer to bring you out the winter months. But over the last five years I havn’t experienced a real winter since moving from Wi.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Grey Lodge in NE Philly. Attractive beer with a dark copper-brown body and a nice frothy, tan head. Alluring aroma of chocolate, berries, cherries, and caramel. Semi-sweet flavor with clean notes of warm butterscotch and some fruity acidity in the finish. Smells like this could be the base beer for OSA. Very good, flavorful bock.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is deep dark brown with a big rocky tan head...smell is cocoa and toffee...nice and biscuity too...taste is nice and toasty with lots of light cocoa and light coffee notes...some pumpernickel flavors come out in the finish...quite delicious...
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep velvet coffee black with a full, tan creamy froth. Aroma is infused with cocoa and coffee. Full nectar w/ residual effers. Flavors are dry with fruity cocoa puffs, rich coffee, a slight leathering, and sour dough bread w/ a nice bittering on the finish. Well ballanced. Drinks well cool. This stuff is awsome. Highly recommended.
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from State Line. Dark brown pour with 3-finger khaki head. Aroma of roasty burnt malt, brown sugar, figs, nuts, fried onions. The flavor is roasty burnt malt coupled with some tart dark fruit, figs, nuts, and minor hops. Not as good as I thought it would be, but not bad either.
after4ever (6113) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-ounce bottle. Pours ebony, almost black. Head is nearly tan but not quite, and it’s enormous and dense. Super dusty nose with some caramel and a whiff of roast lingering in the background. Very little flavor on the attack, but nice bubbles and malt backbone--butterscotch, toast, and vanilla. Especially in the finish with the vanilla. This beer doesn’t remind me of anything--even of a style, really--but it’s great.
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done wheaty bock. Sweet on the nose and tongue. Spicy hops, very dry finish. Molasses, bitter chocolate and whaet everywhere, even some citrus notes. Just grand.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Enjoyed 2 pint glasses of this beer on draught at Frisco’s Cantinia in Columbia, MD in May of 06, and just enjoyed it on draught at the Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco, CA in July of 06. Pours to a deep caramel to brown color, with a thick, creamy, off white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is very nice, with aromas of sweet malt, light toast, and nutty malt aroma. The palate is firm, with good sweet malt, toasty and nutty malt flavor. Body is very clean and round, with very light esters, due to the fact this beer is brewed with an ale yeast strain. Anchor Bock finishes with more really good smooth maltiness up front, then ends slightly cloying with a sweet and nutty edge that lingers. Very well done bockbier from a legendary San Francisco brewery. I really enjoyed this one, and hopfully distribution will be bigger for next year’s spring release.