douglas88 (5465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 Re-rate: the first time I had this at the Bayou, I wasn’t much of a fan. I had it on tap at the brewery today and was blown away! Pours a very dark chestnut color with a huge foamy beige head. The aroma is excellent; rich malts, roasted chocolate, light hops. The flavor was great; nutty, bready malts, light chocolate, roasted flavors like a Stout but with all the goodness of a Bock. Excellent. I was amazed how beautiful the pour was and how good this tasted. My original rating was off of a old or bad batch. Very nice.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Utah Beer Run – Summer 2007
On Tap – Deep rich aroma with a dark brown color with a thin head. Dark malts where tasted through out the beer with a slight fruity essence. Very robust for a light brewed beer due to Utah Laws. Good drinking beer very dry finish a great beer for the night.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a tan head and dark mahogany color. Aroma is dark fruit, dark malt-some sweet/caramel. Taste is roasty, chocolate/coffee/caramel, dark fruit, secondary hops bite. Finishes with coffee aftertaste, close to a schwarzbier. Occasional. OK carbonation.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2007 Draft jar at MacCools in Layton, UT. Brown-black brew with 2 finger head, nice faint hop aroma. Finely balanced taste, with slight bitter finish. Nothing harsh, just smooth and slightly dry. Nice beer. Excellent job of working with (around?) Utah’s weird laws (I believe by law this beer is max 4% ABV).
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a deep clear brown black, topped by a couple inches (YES!) of sudsy light brown foam. Excellent head retention, spotty webbed lacing. Bittersweet chocolate, a little pungeant spent grain initially, and then later on - some hop bitterness in the aroma. The grainy smell almost disappeared after the first couple whiffs.
Delicious dry baker’s chocolate maltiness. I prefer my bocks on the dry side, so this one suits me just fine. Light undertones of some coffee and roasted grain flavors. Hops for balance only. Just shy of medium body, moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 2006. Lack of appearance judging reflects opaque plastic sampling cup.
creamy light brown. light nutty grain flavor with banana and bubble gum yeast off flavors. not a fan.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color with a small off-white/ligt tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavors of chocolate,roasted malt and a little breadiness.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a very dark chocolate brown with a thick tan head. The nose was full of roasted malt, dark fruits with a pleasant nuttiness. The taste started with a deep roasted malt taste, then a dark nuttiness with minor raspberry notes beneth. The end was nicely balanced with an easy piney hop bite at the end. If I had not been told this was a Bock I would have thought it was a Porter or a Stout. That’s not a bad thing. This was actually a very good, tasty beer even; if it’s not very Bock-like. I really love this stuff and with a ABV of 4.0 I could drink it all night. Exellent!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with alight head. Chocolate, roast and coffee. Nice. More roast and chocolate in the flavor than the nose. Very nice.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 NABA Festival: Cherry, dark chocolatey brown. Thin tan head. Chocolate smell and bitter roast.