Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the one time being this close to canada pays off.A very good brew nice dark color,lots of malt in the aroma with some hints of raisin and coffee in the flavor nice head retention with a good finish wel worth the bucks to get more.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 2000 edition sampled in 2007
Poured a dark chestnut color in the glass..light needed to see through..has ruby highlights. Thick sticky 3 finger mocha colored cap that lasts relatively well then settled to a rich surface foam that imprints lace on the glass as you drink.
Aroma: a tad 2 dimensional but still wonderfully pungent...figs and chocolate in spades with a light whisp of wet hay.
Medium bodied, silken mouth feel and pungent dried fruit toasty-nutty character.
Starts wuth a nice bite into Christmas cake then the dried fruit (figs/dates) and cocoa tones dominate without cloying...mid palate the hops show to create an interesting mix of medicinal/herbal bittering offset to the toasty-nutty malts with dried fruit (figs) from yeast esters plus the coca tones from black patent malts....complex blend of mellow flavors but not overly complicated ( which is a plus for drinkability in a dark bock)...mellow, slow finish runs like bittersweet chocolate on raisin toast with a light herbal-woody bittering just at the end that tails off into the after taste.
dunno... but not oxidized and certainly a drinkable sturdy bock of old world dimension and taste.
We have got to beg this brewer to make this beer again...probably the best dunkler bock I have tasted in Canada if not the US as well...Shiner’ bock has niothing on this...neither do Stoudt’s or Calument...this is very close to Weltenburger bock...but better IMHO.............................................. 2003 edition.... Poured a deep dark ruby-cola color with soft carbonation which produced a good frothy 3 finger sand colored head.... Aromas sweet malts..chocolate, ripe cherry, molasses with some walnut notes. Buttery mouth feel full of complex malt flavors; burnt toffee, smoked caramel...some fig and licorice...then a long liqueur-like finish where the sweet toffee malts give way to the hops and leave a lasting impression of tart spiced rum as the alcohol warmth kicks in.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2003 edition. Dark brown pour. Medium sized creamy tan head. Aroma slightly off-putting at first - almost a sour breadiness mixed with gasoline to it - but whatever made its way into my bottle went away rather quickly leaving nice malty notes. Surprising robust bock body - lots of sweet toffee notes balanced by good carbonation - no too syrupy taste here, which is a common complaint of mine in lesser done Bocks. Finish a little disappointing in that there wasn’t much there - no real hop presence in this beer at all. But I am sounding a little harsh - the beginning and the end were just ok, but the middle constitutes one of the best Ontario beers I’ve had.
tomthompson89 (1837) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow !! So good Thanx to Mike from Cameron’s at the Cask tasting. Shared a 1994 adition, wow was that nice Dark brown color, malty spicy sweet aroma. Flavor similar malty some smoke, sweet dried fruit a little alcohol. Wow so good for a 14 year old beer. Very lucky to have got to try this.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Anniversary Bock 2001, sampled july 2002 - dark brown colour, few head, very malty, toasted, caramel and dark fruits aroma, full-bodied, sweet and oily, long bitter malty finish
Anniversary Bock 2000, sampled march 2001 - dark amber colour, no head, burnt caramel aroma, slightly toasted, not very malty (3/7/6/3/13)
omhper (18325) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-red, malty bock beer with burnt flavours and nice coffee aroma.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Lubiere. Red-tinted root beer complexion with an everlasting creamy top...very, very sweet brown sugar-milk chocolate nose -- like a Three Musketeers bar, mmm nougat! On the tongue, its ultra-creamy, smooth and sugary without cloying or stickiness, massivley malty with just a nice little touch of roastiness. I need more!
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity/ burnt caramel malt, dark body. ABV covered fairly well with a moderately hoppy and smooth finish. A bit of smoked flavor in the aftertaste. Enjoyable, but burnt smokey flavors aren’t balanced out as well as they could be.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chestnut colour, burnt caramel and chocolate, nutty, some bitterness, nice long malty finish.
presario (4421) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost no head, but a light foam ring. Dark brown. Rich aroma of spicy fruit. Nice balance. The highlight of the beer is the finish. All the flavour is at the end. Almost a burnt coffee taste that is very delicious.