Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 What can I say Urbock is great. This small brewery is making some great flavoured beers. The people at the brewery are great to deal with. Very brown. And smooth. very nice.
..... Okay that's what I said about it from a past rating. Back to 2003 now. Something has changed about this beer. It's not as good as how I remembered it. It has good bitters the colour is the same however the flavour is much more lack-luster compaired to when I had it last which was when it first came out. Little to no head on it. Not much in the aroma. My rating was 3.7 I will have to lower it now.
presario (4592) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 Beautiful dark colour. Almost no head. Screw top cap was a surprise. Great rich flavour. A better more agreeable malt and hops combination than I find in a number of bocks.
CapFlu (4470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 (500ml bottle) Now I had this beer in the 500ml format, and I don't know if it comes in any other sizes, but a screw top (the ones you find on cheap wine) just presents to me as low-quality! The taste, however, is pretty good though it tastes somewhat over-carbonated as it passes the roof of the mouth.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Just the thing to warm the belly on a cool evening. Slightly malty aroma. Dark copper color, with a beige head. The pint-sized bottles were a good size, but it’s nice to see it in 6 pack 341ml bottles for the 2003 season.
shorlin (636) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 12, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep red-brown. Solid tan head. Mild hop in aroma. Mot much nose. Is there such a thing as a dry nose? Because that’s how I would describe this. Mild flavors. Not as good as I had remembered. Perhaps in the nine years they’ve been perfecting this, it’s slacked off somewhat. Or maybe it’s just me....
GregClow (2853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2003 Nice ruby-brown colour with moderate head. Smoky malt in the aroma, and in the flavour where it is joined by some licorice and sweet toffee notes. Dry finish. A nice treat as the weather begins to chill.
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2003 Re-rate: Perfect head with slight brown, good last. Bottle colour. Sweet, malty nose... chocolatety, gentle sweet malt. Good mouthfeel, lasting roasty bitter finish. Not as nice as I remember.
------ watery/sweet start, moves into deep, but fairly simple chocolate flavour (caramel on the side), then a good heft of malty goodness at the end. Good stuff but not so complex. Tastes *young*, the flavours being somewhat raw, unmellowed.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red/auburn, light head. Faint malty , hayish, notes of fruit and hops in the nose. The body is sweet with a bitter-sweet malt note. Good hops, notes of licorice and a touch of hops. Nice bock.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish, with relatively small head, not bad aroma, simple. Flavour was the strongest part of that brew, not to bitter but nice.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours deep reddish brown with an off white head. toffee-ish, slightly spicy aroma. rich, full bodied malt with hints of cocoa, caramel and fruit. hops balance out the sweet notes.