mcberko (6560) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
vadie (719) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Lagerboy (1237) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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)
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solidfunk (4026) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
stantheman (661) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops in New West. A dark reddish amber. Nicely malted. A nice effort from a local brewery. Quite enjoyable.
reebtogi (4214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
LarryBeast (516) - - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2012 Toffee and caramel notes. Rich and syrupy. Strong, not complex, leaves room for improvement. Much better from the tap (to the growler) than the bottled version I drank more recently.