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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Deep mahogany color with a rich malt flavor hinting at raisins, caramel and chocolate in the aroma, extensive aging, (8 weeks) creates a remarkably smooth drinking beer. Available April to mid-May


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ssinger1485 (23) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2012
My palate normally doesn’t enjoy these types of beers, but I actually liked this a lot. Something that stood out was the cool dark red color, much darker than what the picture indicates. Smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
Had this at Great Lakes brewpub. Great Bock. Nice dark redish gold color with a stong malty fruit, carmel flavors. Just like the commercial description, for once! I was very please with complexity of the hops and malt balance. A very smooth beer. Well Done! My favorite of the evening. Have this with the Old World Burger. You’ll love the combination of the malts with the barbacue sauce and pretzel bun.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
medium-dark brown with large white head. malt to the nose. flavor of low crystal malts with munich as well, nice floral flavor hop notes as well. alcohol well hidden. clean finish, little residual sweetness. very nice bock

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Sampled from 12-oz bottle during Darkness Day 2009 in Brooklyn Center, MN. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored brew with a thick off-white head that has some nice retention. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some dark pitted fruit, flowery hops and a touch of coffee. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of roasted dark malt, toffee, some chocolate and floral hops. Finish is semi-sweet some chocolate and a hint of raisin aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2009
On tap at GLBC. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, coffee and a hop balance. Slightly sweet caramel flavor up front with a bitter coffee and nuts flavor on the back end. Very good and the most fuller bodied than most bocks that don’t have "doppel" in front of them.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phildorsey (156) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle 24 OZ: Pours a medium clear amber with a long lasting thick head. There’s a hint a citrus, not overwhelming. The taste is unique; somewhat spicy, the flavor pops. Tickles the palate with extra fizz. I would recommend to a beer lover; like myself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
In short: A very nice earthy Bock. Very drinkable
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear light amber body with a medium beige head
In long: Pleasant nose of earthy toasted malts. Taste continues in that direction with earthy notes, crusty bread, light caramel and toffee, plenty of leafy hops. An overall impression of autumnal dry tree leaves. Body and carbonation are smooth. No alcohol apparent. Dangerously highly drinkable. Very filling and nourishing, the body is almost as rich as the family it is named after.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Draft at BMRAF 08. Poured brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy caramel & fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Firkin version at Barley’s 6th Annual Mini RAF (04/26/08): This brew pours a dark brown color with garnet around the edges and a medium thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet caramel and a bit of dark fruit. Medium, smooth body with flavors of bready malt, dark chocolate and raisins. The finish is a little thin with a short malt and toffee finish. Above average overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDude (41) - USA - APR 29, 2008
A nice dark color and aroma was very mild, but almost no head at all. Taste was sweet at first but with a very dry finish. A disappointing bock given the other fine Great Lakes beers.


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