Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2000
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, lighly malty with a touch of dark chocolate and some late hop.
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly Germanic malty aroma. Not much in the way of flavor. Slight bitter tang is the extent of this beer, though despite that, it sits well on the tongue.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Manx. Red copper wiht light off white head. Caramel aroma with a whiff of vanilla, and a light smokyness. Sweet malt , light fruitiness, oily mouthfeel, with a nutty bitterness in finale.
Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
intense dark brown colour, caramel, sweet, quite light bodied for a bock
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok, the Coca-Cola-style twist off, light aluminum cap is just plain tacky.
Now on to what really matters...
Crystal clear, deep, copper-colored brew. Small, creamy, khaki head with minimal lacework.
Yeast, malt (dark roasted), alcohol and citrusy hops in the nose. Different! But a nice combination of aromas!
The flavor is filled with caramel, coffee, cocoa and dark bread up front. Nicely balanced. Lightly bitter and acidic with a touch of mildew on the backside.
Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and playful carbonation.
Lengthy, astringent, lighty bitter finish. Pulls up just short of being a world class beer in my book. Mega-thanks to radiomgb for contributing this very fine bock!
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 (2003 version) Like Creemore lager without cream. Some taste. Slight fruit and malt taste. Unpasteurized.
(2004 version) More German-like quality with less carbonation noticeable. Sweet, nicer brown colour. Same overall rating.
Dogbrick (9425) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from can at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. Ruby-brown pour with a medium light beige head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, ripe fruit and caramel. Medium body with flavors of bready malt, fruit and a touch of earth. The finish is malty with a sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 Rerate 10/2011. Deep brown pour with a tight tan head. Light ruby highlights. The aroma is lightly sweet and toasty. Lots of fresh baked bread crust and a hint of fresh yeastiness. Sweet and toasty with a hint of herbal hop aroma as well. Quite fresh. I think I can see how I misunderstood this malt the first time around - mostly Munich, no crystal, which is likely what I thought this was. A little bit plummy as well. Slightly warming tasting with a lot of dark malt complexity. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation as well. A pretty spot on bock.
Dark brown beer topped by a creamy tan head. Very malty, plummy aroma. Light molasses, brown sugar, dried plums and prunes. A bit of floral noble hop aroma in back of the sweet malts. The maltiness smells more Belgian than German. Flavour is less malty than the aroma suggests. Fairly clean tasting, brown sugar, toasty finish. Pretty tasty. Thanks Tupalev.
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MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 Dipping bread in molasses…Earth-laden peaches with a light hop tinge in the end...Good malt backbone for an all-around pleasant bock...…
DocLock (8526) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to tiggmtl for this one. Pours ruby with minimal white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, some spices. Tastes malty, with some corn flakes, sour hops, almonds, and cinnamon at the finish.