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 bakerís 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 (504) - 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. Thatís not a bad thing. This was actually a very good, tasty beer even; if itís not very Bock-like. I really love this stuff and with a ABV of 4.0 I could drink it all night. Exellent!
Sham (1846) - 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.
BŁckDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
NABA í04: Dark brown, borderline black with tan head, no lacing. The aroma has a little roast, a little fruit. Not too bad of flavors, but fairly boring, finishes malty.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap barleys beer festival III: my wife went and got this one, she was under the impression the guy said "cherry", so my opinion has changed a little but not much although i didnt experience any cherries here. dark brown with a small tan head. malty sweet nose, same in the mouth. not alot going on here, somewhat watered down.
Braudog (5033) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark as night. Smoky chocolate aroma. There's some coffee character here. A hefty decent bock-beer.