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 (912) - 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 (2598) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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 (496) - 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 (3717) - 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 (996) - Oak Bay, 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 (406) - - 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.
Gerbeer (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle. Bought from 16th St Liquor store. Light malt aroma with hints of toffee. Nice orange brown appearance. Full head but quick to dissipate.
Light malt flavor, sweet with medium hop finish. Basic but quite drinkable.
v1rgil (150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: medium brown, pours with a light head that dissapates quickly.
Aroma: some sweet malt aroma with a bit of hop smell.
First sip: nice carbonation. Sweet with a bit of hop bitterness. Grassy aftertaste.
Aftertaste: Medium malty caramel-like finish.
I was expecting more flavor adn more malt complexity from this beer.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown,large beige head. Neutral nose.Somewhat phenolic malt profile, noticeable hop finish. Lacks body and sweetness for style.
As well the antiseptic/band aid phenols don’t help !!