AshtonMcCobb (2674) - Edinburgh, - SEP 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin head and a few glints of red. The nose has chocolate, butterscotch and biscuits. The taste has chocolate, honey and a strawberry note on the end. The palate is medium bodied with a reasonably creamy texture in the middle section and a fairly clean finish. Overall, although wishy-washy, the dark malts do a good job of disguising its faults.
Nero55 (751) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with thin head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Medium body, medium sweetness, and relatively strong roasted malt notes. More black malt than I expected for a bock.
fatguys (72) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a cola brown with a creamy off-white head. Sweet, nutty nose. Creamy, thick mouthfeel. Those are the best qualities. Way too sweet, like near-flat cola with a few drops of welfare whiskey mixed in. Could be great if the malt bill were more refined and it had a touch more hops.
AtronSeige (646) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Medium malt, dark fruit, plums, light toasty
Appearance: Body: Clear, dark amber. Small, cream head. Good retention
Flavour: Medium malt, dark fruit, plums, melanoidins, medium sweetness, chocolate. Light toasty Slightly semi-dry finish
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: The lower alcohol does make it more quaffable. Enjoyable and very nice flavours and aromas.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
5B. Traditional Bock
hawthorne00 (2472) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a loose beige head. Aroma of malt bread, some chocolate, a little plasticy. Very sweet but mostly pretty clean. Bread, prunes, slight roast. Does dry out a bit, no bitterness. Pleasant enough.
ccex (931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle pours a clear brown with red edges and a small light tan head without much lacing. Aroma has light chocolate, roasted malts, and some nuts. Taste is sweet caramel with a bit of dark fruits but a slightly bitter finish. Body is medium without much carbonation. Easily drinkable. This was my go-to daily beer in the late 1980s and still one I seek out when I want something inexpensive with its own personality and some substance. It is still my hands-down favorite from the old brewery formerly known as Joseph Huber.
DrSilverworm (6572) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz can. From I don’t remember where... Shared at GreatMoloko’s place. Code on bottom reads 13 199 23. Clear red brown color. Surprisingly red. Thin khaki head. Some bits of lace. Pretty solid nose up front. Chocolate, nutty, toasty nose. Caramel malt in the flavor. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Medium body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Solid interesting bock.
pikeysdoggy (20) - - JUN 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from B&M.
My 2nd attempt at this beer - tried it a little more chilled this time.
Aroma: Caramel, Malty
Appearance: Pours dark red brown, tight creamy head. Looks like a Cola Float.
Taste: Sweet, Sweet and a bit more Sweet. And then a touch of "Whisky" on the finish.
Palate: Fizzy and Syrupy
Not one I’ll be rushing to drink again.
ryanfolty (1857) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 25, 2014 - can from Jim. Brown pour with some head that faded quickly. Malty and spicy in both aroma and taste.
Garrold (1470) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Button, under a tree, at Ripon races, 18th May. Clear, dark red. Bubbly, off white head. Looks good. Went downhill after, though. Overly sweet fruitiness. Taste and palate are syrupy. Sweet finish. Not for me.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep cola pour with a small head. Sweet malty nose - caramel and sugars. Medium palate. Maybe a touch metallic in the taste.