TomTron (367) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours coffee black almost, with a sudsy tan head. Aromas of faint roasted chocolate malts and some coffee/nuttiness I’m also detecting. Decent bock that I’ve had before but even though I figured I had rated it, but Anchor tends to always put out solid beers but not beers I could write home about.
dnicolaescu (697) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: clear ruby-brown almost black, beige frothy to creamy head.
Aroma: rich caramel, molasses, dark honey, sweet chocolate topping, some hop accents too.
Taste: quite complex and developing flavour, starts with some burnt sugar sweetness, roast accents, salty notes, light spicy hop bitterness in the finish.
RumRunner101 (745) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with tan head and great lacing. Aroma has charred malts, maple. Medium bodied, great mouthfeel. Toasted malts, molasses, slight tartness or earthy, herbal quality. Nice.
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml form Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Sweetish, ripe fruits, caramel, some chocolate. Expected a bit more.
hockey9930 (78) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with lasting head and good lacing. Aroma of wheat, pine, citrus and alcohol. Flavor of wheat and cittus. Light and fizzy palate.
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, aroma of bread, caramel and a similar taste; a reasonable bock; this came after a couple of other wildly different beers so I suspect I’d have enjoyed it more as a stand alone drink.
spacecube (759) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, pours dark brown, almost black with a small but creamy tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate malt, caramel, mince pie & cream, pistachio. Rich and creamy palate. Finish is balanced and pleasantly bitter. Very nice.
javiercrasher (160) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Negra, con espuma de burbuja fina que tiende a desaparecer aunque deja rastro.
Aroma a malta torrefacta y algo de hierba.
No mucho cuerpo, pero a la vez cremosa y con gasificación media.
Entra dulce, con algo de regaliz y malta quemada, pasando luego a cierta acidez.
Refrescante y de trago largo.
fluffy (1497) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
a mass produced bock beer is not a bad thing; this one isnt particularly exciting, but its decent all the same.
RW80 (544) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown mahogany with a 1,5 finger sized tanned creamy head.
Aroma: Licorice, Caramel, some toasted malts and light mashmallows and a hint of dark fruit.
Taste: medium sweet, starting with caramel with light cherrie notes wit a very little bit of sourness before the bitter, Laurus nobilis licorice finish kicks in. With a licorice, coffee in the aftertaste . (Quite complex taste palate not easy to put your finger on.)
Slightly below medium body, average carbonation.
Quite unussual to bring a dark bock beer in spring, here at the other side of the pond this would probably sold as a autumn bock beer, and this one comes close to the better ones.
allmyvinyl (2889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear chestnut Britten, rocky off-white head. Aromas of creme-caramel, dark sugar, light fruitiness. Taste is sweet. Creamy texture. Sweet, spicy finish. Good.