Brewed by Hoyne Brewing
Style: Dunkler Bock
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The Majestic Rooster, unafraid to strut his colours. Proud. His voice clear and strong (maybe a bit annoying if you were hoping to sleep in). When he boldly proclaims his dominion, his entire flock listens, or pretends not to listen. Here is to standing proud, admiring your flock, and proclaiming “cock-a-doodle-do!”

Hops: German Noble Varieties

Yeast: Hoyne Proprietary Lager Strain

Malts: Carapils, Superior Pilsen, Hint of Chocolate

Specific Gravity: 1.061

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle - Caramel and toasted malts with a bit of banana. Clear copper with a good beige head. Caramel and rich malts. Pretty plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at the Bitter Tasting Room, pours a dark copper amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out toasted malt, toasted nuts, and herbal notes. Flavour brings out earthy malts, toasted nuts, and light herbal notes. Quite well-balanced actually, with a nicely herbally, toasted nut finish. Decent bock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Draught at Darby’s Public House, Vancouver
Dark amber color, clean, with small creamy head. Very mild aroma, some caramel and apple. Good body structure, although the mouthfeel is rather dry; caramel flavor with a roasted nut accent; correct bitterness; the final is a bit bready.
More Amber Ale than Bock, not enough malt or caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
L’arôme un peu sucré du malt avec une mousse moyenne marron. Le goût est du malt sucré, un peu terreux, avec peut être un peu du sucre brun. Un amertume léger en la finale. Carbonation moyenne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
This beer was originally called the Big Cock Bock, but rumour has it that the LDB (liquor distribution board) didn’t like the name. It was changed simply to Big Bock, but retained the rooster (cock) image in the background. I wish it were more of a traditional bock, but it grew on me after a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1932) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Clear deep copper, foamy off-white head settles and fades. Aroma of singed caramel malts. Sweet and smoky roasted caramel malt taste, some hints of chocolate and nuts and light bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium body, low hopped. Sweet and rich into the finish with some faint grassy hop bitterness. NFL (Not For Lagerboys) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (7612) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Pours clear mahogany with some head, little lacing. Light aroma of roast malt. Finish light candied malt. Hint of spice, something like nutmeg. Bottle from brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (900) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap at Hops in New West. A dark reddish amber. Nicely malted. A nice effort from a local brewery. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
650ml bottle pours a dark brown, almost black color with a 2 finger white head that settles quite quickly leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light chocolate with some floral notes. Taste is malty sweet with some hints of chocolate and a mild hoppy bitterness which balances out the sweetness nicely. A very surprisingly good bock style beer brewed right here in Canada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAY 2, 2012
I really liked this one. I also appreciate all the information that Hoyne has supplied in the "Commercial Description". Tofeeish malt as expected for the style, not a hint of alcohol as can be found amongst the less than stellar renditions of bocks, and a good head and lacing. Keep it up.

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