Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Round and malty nose of dark sugar and soft molassas twang with a touch of flowery wild honey. This doppelbock enters the palate on a polished and envoloping malt body that never veers towards cloying. Senses are left with sense of dark brown multigrain bread. Noble hop spice serves only to balance as a smokey sensation finishes. Carbonation gives lift but never becomes filling. A wonderful balance between old world technique and new world precision. Very clean and begging for roasted meats. 88
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for this bottle.
This beer pours a nice dark brown color. Nose is oddly metallic, possibly aluminum. Alcohol is present as well. The malt sweetness is quite nice and reminds me of a smoky cola in the taste. The lingering flavor is dark caramel and I’m enjoying how this one stays with me.
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy reddish. Sweet woody taste. Fresh and decent. Taste is very smooth. Well balanced and unobtrusive.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, nutty brown color with no head,cognac and fruit aroma, wood, slight vinous, maple sugar, raisin and bready flavor light finish with some alcohol
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfortunately I have to rate this beer on potential as the bottle I had was pretty oxidized. Poured a golden reddish color with a thin white head. Aroma was caramel, some roast, a little biscuit all hiding underneath some pennies in the mouth oxidization. Flavor was rich and full, big mouthfeel, very chewy beer. I’m amazed that it’s a Heller Bock. I would love to try a fresher bottle of this.
nuplastikk (4142) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Deep brown/ruby-red colot with a beige head. Sweet, yet slightly odd aroma. It really makes no sense to classify this as Heller Bock, as it is darker than a typical Dunkle. The taste is sweet and malty, with raisin, toffee, and caramel notes. Smooth and rich, with some pleasant Bocky pungencies. I’m sure they think this is the best Bock in the world back in St. Martin, but it is pretty average and standard..in a good way. Nice and pleasant drinker, with lots of Olde World character.
thegreenrooster (3089) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is an almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is is a very nice caramel with earthyness. Flavor is some dark rich malts then the raision juice hits you. Finish has some more dark fruits hitting you then a bit of earthy malts. This is a damn fine example of the style and to think the only reason i picked this up was b/c it was kinda on the cheaper side.
gerrit (15) - AUSTRIA - MAY 13, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
beautifull nose, caramel and rosty flavour, slowly sweetness, caramel sugar, warm to the tounge, chocolate comes out and some fruity moments,
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brick Store in Decatur.
Pours a light tea-like brown with a small tan head that recedes quickly and leaves traces of lacing. The aroma is dominated by the caramelized malts and fairly sweet with hints of a toasted character and spices in the back. The taste follows the aroma with caramel malts and a bit more sugary sweetness. The mouthfeel is light to medium for the style with decent carbonation. This is a very good bock and certainly original in the brewing process.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. pours ruby with almost no head. nose is caramelly and dark fruit. flavor is very caramelly with a hint of smoke. med body and alcohol in check. pretty nice brew.