Ughsmash (6670) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured rich coppery amber with very little going on for head.. lovely color, though. The aroma picked up sweet maple, molasses, and nutty notes, joined by, well, more maple.. sweet overall and enticing. The flavor was actually driven by drawn caramel, with sweet maple, vanilla, and maple/metallic tartness around.. sweet, a bit sticky, and tangy on the finish.. didn’t like the way it ended. Light-medium bodied and much sharper than it needed to be on the palate.. OK beer overall, but not one of my favorites from Hinterland.
jtclockwork (5105) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of maple, sweet malt, mixed nuts, chocolate and caramel. Some water taffy. Finishes clean with a maple roasted malt. Medium body.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on draught at the Wisconsin Micro-brewers Beerfest in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark caramel brew with a thick and creamy off-white head that has some good retention and some spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet dark malt, brown sugar, toffee and a hint of maple syrup. Taste is medium to full bodied and some light carbonation with flavors of sweet roasted caramel malt, maple syrup, light chocolate, toffee and a touch of raisin. Finish is semi-sweet, creamy texture and a sweet and toasted malt aftertaste that lingers around after the finish. I remember having this back in the mid 1990s when Hinterland was brewing in a small warehouse in Denmark, Wisconsin. Their Maple Bock today is just as smooth and creamy as I remembered nearly ten years ago.
heemer77 (5013) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown with traces of a khaki head. A nice caramel and wood nose. Just light hints of maple. There is almost a strong black tea quality in the aroma. A lot of the maple character comes through in the aftertaste. Each drink is largely caramel with a banana hint. There is also some tobacco.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the Milwaukee brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of maple and dark grains with backing roasted malts and a hint of smoke. Flavor has more dark earth grains with only a hint of maple and roast.
crossovert (4565) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Butchery of the bock style, leave the maple out of it. It is sweet with some maple.
BVery (4257) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small frothy brown head. Aroma and taste is woody, maple, and a touch of chocolate. Pretty good!
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brownish black with thin off white head. Aroma is some chocolate, some slight caramel and toffee. Taste is some chocolate, coffee, some notes of caramel. No maple flavor comes out...good base for it though.
Pailhead (3859) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, molasses, light chocolate, and a hint of vegetal notes and some nuttiness. It pours a somewhat transparent brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head with some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a chocolate and caramel tootsie roll-ish flavors. The finish has some mild nuttiness. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Darker brown with red. A maple nose. I taste mostly maple and earth with some wheat. Decent.