POD (198) - USA - APR 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complimentary bottles from Dogbrick. Beautiful red beer. Strong sweet rich aroma of caramel and malt. Creamy vanilla head melts with every sip. Not much lacing evident. Mouthfeel is silky smooth. Flavor is robust sweet malt with just a hint of hops coming through. The alchohol is well hidden with zero burn. The barley comes through a bit in the aftertaste combined with more sweet malts and maybe even a hint of brown sugar. All in all this Bock Rocks! Very nice.
Dogbrick (8126) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a lovely clear reddish-orange color with a medium thin bone white head that sticks around. Stringy lacing. Toasted malt, caramel and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied and clean with sweet caramel malt, hops and light sweet fruit flavors. The finish is sweet up front and leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste. Overall this was a pleasant surprise, especially considering I am pretty unfamiliar with the style.
Darkover (1516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of bready malts and some caramel. Flavor of sweet toasted malts. Full bodied. Thanks Dogbrick.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Dark orange pour with a white head that quickly dissipates. Some orange peel in the nose, not terribly aromatic. Body is exquisite! Palate is soaked in crisp caramel malt which evolves in the mouth to a raisin feel, finishing with strong honey and citrus fruit hop presence. Palate is perfectly carbonated, mouth coating but not too coy or overwhelming. Many domestic breweries could do their customers a service by looking to this beer for some notes on making dunkler bock, it is simply lacking many traits I (often) find horrid in the style.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Aroma is toasted caramel malt, toffee and earthy hops. Pours transparent red-brown with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is sticky and smooth. A good example of the style and an overall good brew. I like it when a random single turns into a winner. Keep it up guys.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured clear dark brown with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Solid balanced toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Moderate balanced smooth flavor with a medium sweet malty finish of average duration. My expectations were met.
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish pour. Light head. Malty aroma and flavor. A bit sweet and bready. A few spices on the tongue as well. Interesting but not great.
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wow, what a head - poured about a half of a pilsner glass full and the head almost overflowed the glass. This has a beautiful reddish copper color. A very nice flavor and a very smooth taste. Two thumbs up
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber body that has some copper tints. The thin off white head is lightly khaki and yellow. The aroma has some light notes of plums and bread. There is some caramel. The taste has some light notes of iced tea and caramel. Very sweet, this is pretty good for a bock brew. However, it is just too sweet overall for my taste.
johnnyoski (436) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle: Light-copper color. Little to no-head. Aroma of malt and some caramel. Very watery initial taste, eventually some caramel and roasted malt make their way. Slightly hoppy and dry finish. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. Not bad, but not very interesting either.