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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This malty, sweet, dark amber colored German-style bock beer is brewed with imported malt and hops. Its uncommon smoothness and impeccable taste make it the perfect companion for a cold night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
This poured a nice reddish bronw color with an off white head. Aroma was of thick malts and dark fruits. Flavor was acutally a bit interesting, sticky sweet and malty and roasted with hitns of some sort of dark fruits I could not pick out. A bit better than I was expecting and hid the alcohol fairly well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (6496) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours cranberry brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma, a bit nutty, with brown sugar and toast. The flavor has sweet and toasty malt with some strange fruity notes. Might have been a bit infected. Still drinkable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
[bottle - 12 oz] Medium amber color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with some spices, lemon, plums, wine, oak, and a light touch of hay. Flavor is light and a little sweet at the beginning with some hints of dark plums, nuts, roasted malts, alcohol, and some raisins. Finishes slightly bitter and hoppy and with a grassy taste on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
has an aroma of lemon and orange. pours a golden amber with a thick light tan head. has a bitter metallic flavor with a grassy aftertaste. soso

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2008
12oz bottle. pours clear auburn with creamy beige head that clumps together in way similar to mold. not much carrying the aroma but some sweet and toasted malts. flavor is very sweet, a bit nutty and toasted malts, perhaps some raisin but nothing really complex in the flavor dept. med body. decent at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2008
ruby red body with no head. cloyingly sweet aroma and flavor..very sugary, syrupy, with hints of spice and bread..just a touch of raison in the finish...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
notalush (5124) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Medium brown beer with a foamy, lasting head - aroma of fig, prune, raisin, and a sour, possibly infected character - oh, yea, she tastes sour and infected up front - there is some caramel, raisin, and date underneath, but the acidic, sour flavor ruins it, even making it taste metallic at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Very tastey beer. Pours a dark amber-copper colour, clear, with little to no head. no lacing. aromas are mildly nutty, of malts and black cherry. sweet flavors with a semi tart finish. overall very pleasent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DragonsHead (140) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Nice, decent bock. I rate this pretty high in Atwater’s beers. Not at good as some, but great compared to most. Nice malty flavor, rare to see in a bock. Great flavor overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottled. Poured medium reddish-brown with a short cap of beige head and it was chock fulla fine sediment. The aroma picked up unnaturally-sweet caramel paired with what might have been darker fruit skins (whatever it was, it was pervasive). The flavor was a little better.. drawn, sweetened-up caramel paired with floral and herbal accents.. some fruit skin sourness on the edges.. tacky, sweet, warm finish, but it held its alcohol OK. Creamy carbonation on the palate that filled the mouth.. unfortunately, this was covered up by somewhat sour, mostly gross notes at the edges that unmercifully carried through the finish.. change a few elements and this would be alright.

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