f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark ruby-red color, with a small head. A nutty, caramel aroma. Slight alcohol detection. Rather sweet body, a very malty caramel character. Not very complex, but solid.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/27/2007: Atwater Winter Bock has a very nice clear honey amber color with a moderate, diminishing beige to ivory head that produces creamy and dense lacing. A sweet caramel malt and butter aroma is quite enticing. The flavor is also sweet and tastes much like butter toffee covered popcorn. There are also hints of maple syrup in the aroma and flavor as well as lightly roasted malts, fruit, and some even bitterness in the finish. However, it is a bit grainy in the middle. The body of this beer is medium to medium-full and is smooth and mellow on the palate. Overall this is a balanced and decent bock beer from a pretty average brewery.
12 fl. oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #12 for this beer...
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruddy bronze color with a taller initial head that leave a big ring at the top of the glass as the rest of the bubble join together to form BIG bubbles and a somewhat rocky top. Perhaps a touch light in color for the style but still nice to look at. Big butterscotch and toffee aromas, sure this isnít an english strong? Hints of earth an lactose. The long I try to figure out the scents the more Iím not pleased with them. Plenty of caramel malts, light brown sugar, bits of almonds and touch of toasted malt. This is a doppelbock in the sense of an american doppelbock. Stronger than the typical american bock, with the same somehow "cheap" darkness and flavor.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Deep ruby pour with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of roasty caramel malt, cabernet, funky earthy yeast, mild berries, nuts, and brown sugar. Tastes malty, with notes of cherry, nutmeg, figs, almonds, and some funky and spicy notes late. Stays a bit tart, and could use a bit more balance, but this one isnít bad.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish/brown nice beige head. Very toasty up front with hazelnut and hints of caramel and toffee in aroma. Flavor much the same. Toasted malts and hazelnut dominate with only hints of caramel/toffee. Slick/creamy mouthfeel could stand a little more carbonation. Somewhat sessionable I guess, might be a good crossover, but question this as a doppel instead of regular bock.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a darker reddish color witha larger sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass Aromas of nuts, brown sugar, caramel, and fruity. Tastes of caramel, bread, and nuts. Tastes a little on the thin side and did not live up to the aroma. Alcohol well hidden.
Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Party Town. Poured a clear brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of average duration. Solid brew.
cheap (3656) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slight sweet aroma. No gunk on the bottom of this bottle. Clear cream soda rolling and sparkling pour. Big head, even when gently poured. The head stays and ends up being clumps while you drink it. Big full impact on the taste buds with traces of alky picking at tyour palate. Good bold chewyness. Average carbonation. Overall, some mild whiskey hints and attributes, especially during the finish. Tho the alky content is listed here as 7.5%, its not really that overwhelming on the taste buds.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Huge buttery toffee aroma with moderate caramel, brown sugar, fruit, and light grain. It pours a transparent mahogany with a moderate off-white head that lasts a minute or so before fading to a film. Spotty thin webbings of lacing are left behind. As much as I loved the aroma, the flavor doesnít quite live up to the billing. The flavor starts with a muted dose of toffee and caramel compared to the aroma. There are some hints of cherry in the background. The finish has roasted nuts and grain. Medium bodied with a somewhat syrupy texture and mild carbonation. I would have to give this my vote for best beer done by the Atwater Block Brewery.
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious and different Doppelbock. I usually stay away from this style, but the fact itís made in the winter (as I donít usually associate with doppelbocks) made me curious. This is different than any one that Iíve had. Aroma was decent. Caramel malt and toffee. Pour was a nice dark amber with a 2 finger off white head that lasted the whole drink. Taste was very roasty which is different. Slightly sweet, but not sugary as I was expecting. Dark and caramel malt with a roasty aftertaste and some bread in there as well. Great one.