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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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The number of fans and friends of Bayern Brewing has steadily been increasing out in Eastern Montana. Bayern Brewing wanted to recognize the hard-working folks who are "Rockin’ the Bakken" by honoring them with our own black gold, a German Dark Doppelbock called "Bakken Bock." Bayern Brewing has been brewing authentic Bavarian beers like its award-winning Doppelbock for over 20 years. Bakken Bock is a lager, so it is smooth and does not have the rough bite and/or aftertaste of other dark beers such as stouts or porters. It is also moderately-hopped with German Hallertauer Perle and Czech Saaz hops, so it is a well-balanced treat after a hard day on the oil fields. Of course, with a starting gravity of 18+ degrees Plato and an 8.4% ABV, it means you really ought to heed that warning about no operating heavy machinery after drinking Bakken Bock. **Submission note: Although similar to Bayern’s Doppelbock, the recipe has been changed to make this a unique entry.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3536) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jake65: Poured a brown with reddish hint, head was thin bubbly beige. Aroma is dark malts and slight veggie. Taste is sweet malty with hints of chocolate/toffee, just enough lively hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Reddish brown pour with a dark head. Malty, fruity and sweet. It is a decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3280) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to jake65. Pours a reddish brown with an average biege head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, and toffee. Taste is similar. Faint hops. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of jake65, thanks! Pours deep oak w/ light off white head, rich raisin-y mid malt aroma with some smoky notes, full sweet candy malt throughout, medium-bodied, nice rich sipper

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle: Pours a chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Nose is lighty sweet; malts, toffee, and faint dark fruits. Tastes on the sweet malty side, akin to what I remember from the other Bayern doppelbock. Toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, and toasted malts. Not bad at all. Pretty cool to see a tribute to the Bakken (currently employed right in the middle of it), but a little bummed it probably won’t be distributed to North Dakota...


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