drjay44 (2442) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Opened aa tiny gusher, then poured a meduim, short retention, beige head, over a clear, reddish brown (SRM 20) body....nose is malt forward with plum, raisin, toffee/caramel....taste is malt forward with toffee/caramel, raisin, plum, fig, dried cherry...mouth feel thick, slightly sticky, mild alcohol warmth, carbonation low. This meets the style quite well. It is very malt forward in both aroma and flavor. It is not quite as malt heavy in aroma or flavor as the best resulting in lower complexity, but it is still a nice beer. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
Skinnyviking (6286) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium high fluffy lasting white head. Clear dark brown body. Sweet malty caramel aroma with a dusty note. Caramel dominated sweet flavor with notes of nuts and cocoa. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Alcohol level seems just right.
DuffMan (6076) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medicine Hat Beerfest 2012. I’ll tell you straight up, I had four samples of this. Lovely hazy sienna colour. Enticing malty nose, heaps of bread crusts, some burnt sugars, fruity esters. Chewy malty palate, brown bread crusts, caramel, raisins, and orange peel bitterness. A truly awesome bock!
after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500. Pours a murky dark plummy, alnost black. Dense creamy tan head. Sweet plummy nose, lots of different dark pitted tree fruit. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Lots of residual sugars and intense fruity notes. Fairly mild finish.
jmm635 (816) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown in color with an off-white fluffy head. Very nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, and caramel. Clean, classic bock flavor. Medium body with a sweet finish. Very nice!
edgallow (1630) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, fruit and grain. Taste is of dried fruit, malts and spice.
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seymour (1306) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a tall brown bottle into snifters. It poured a medium brown color with weak beige foam. Smelled of caramelized sugars, alcohol, almost no hops. Flavor was boring: some residual marshmallowy pilsner sweetness with lots of caramel, plus alcohol, that’s about it. Medium body, low-medium carbonation, round mouthfeel, malty aftertaste. Seemed like a watered down Belgian Dubbel without any cool yeast characteristics.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown sweet. Can taste the alcohol. Crisp. Thin head. Somewhat nutty. Thanks seymour.
holdan (243) - USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cocacolaish with nice creme. Aroma nice mocha, dark fruits, candy, roasted malt. Taste sweet candy and roasted malt, mocha, dark fruits and a disturbing metallic taste. Medium body, smooth, thick, carb low. Finish mocha bitter.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Swingtop bottle from Central City Liquor Store, Surrey; year 2011
Very nice bottle with a metallic medal, although this makes it expensive. It pours a beautiful dark amber color with red shades, and a creamy persistent head; it’s already tempting.
The aroma is mild, with a delicate nuttyness that is original and impressive, just mildly roasted cashews and pecans.
Good body strength; the mouthfeel is lean, and smooth; excellent caramel flavor, with very good roasted nuts compounding; the final tends to show a drier feeling, and also a biscuity quid; the bitterness level is correct.
Perfect balance, and elegance. Wonderful Bock.