ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a smallish, though slightly creamyish, beige head. Nil lacing.
Smell: FS’s bottled bock smells of dark bread, modestly hinting of grain, with soft, subtle touches of brown sugar and cocoa powder backed by a dark fruitiness.
Taste: Dark toasty breadiness, with sweetish accents of dark brown sugar and cocoa. A little sweet grape fruitiness follows. A light, earthy bitterness midway, maybe a bit of vague citrus. Semi-dry and still full of dark breadiness and fruit on the light finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: Without the sugary, heavy or boozy qualities of some, this bock is comparatively light and easy-going.
JohnGalt1 (770) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoy by 5/10/15... Picked this up tonight at the COOP... Standard pricing... Happy see it, well made German-style lagers are a favorite of mine. Poured into my FunkFest goblet... Thin tannish head.. The brew is clear, but dark and reveals only dark ruby highlights when held to a light.
Nose shows good malt complexity that makes me think roasted nuts/dark toasty bread...
Flavor had dark toast with a bit of roast malt that never verges on burnt.. perhaps a bit of cocoa on the finish.
Medium body for the style... still good carbonation and good drinkability... Nice approachable Doppelbock that doesn’t quite show the big boned complexities of the Continental versions, but this is no slouch at all.. I dig it and will buy a 6’er instead of a single the next time I see it.
BillKismet (3463) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium bronze with small head. Grainy malt nose, that is reserved, not very sweet. Rather bland malt flavors that don’t differentiate or meld well. Drinkable, but little character.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the full sail brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a short lasting white head. lightly toasty malt that was kinda lost in the big hopped finish. Aroma was more of a dry grainy malt nose, sweeter then the actual taste of the beer. Just had to much hops for my taste in bocks, needed a stronger malt presence.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Hood River brewery (in July, not fall, labelled simply as Bock): Bright amber colour. Toasty, slightly caramelly aroma. The flavour is relatively mild, and surprisingly citric/berrish, with an earthy, caramelly malt note.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at brewery. Pours a light, clear, golden color with a modest white head. Aroma is grassy hops and a bit of toasted malt. Light bodied. Decent mouthfeel, decent balance of malt and hop in flavor. Very hoppy for the bock style. Really a decent beer, just nowhere close to a bock in style, hence the lower rating.