Iron Hill Chocolate Bock
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This non-traditional German Bock Beer is strong, dark and Malty with TONs of real chocolate flavor and aroma from the addition of chocolate nibs to both the kettle and the fermenter. A choco-holics dream. OG: 1.072 Color: 18.3 IBU: 14 Alc by Vol: 8.0%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2008
On draft at the North Wales location. Pours a dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts and faint cocoa. Taste of light roasted malt, nuts and faint cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Draft at North Wales. Dark body with thin head. Aroma is sweet malt and very faint. Flavor is sweet malt, light chocolate and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Draft at NW location.Clear medium brown color with small lacing type head. Sweet malty aroma with fruity banana notes throughout. The flavor was the same with nice chocolate notes throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (2130) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Placid cola in appearance. Aroma is faintly cocoa. Taste has rich chocolate quality, but is otherwise very average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Growler via trade with hopdog - Pours a dark brown color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and chocolate. Flavor is toasted malt, chocolate, and light esters. Smooth with very little bitterness. Medium body. A very good beer. Thanks Steve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Poured a pretty clean darkish brown body with a small tan head. The aroma was carmel malts, nuts, and some chocolate. Flavor was lighter chocolate, toasted malts, some carmel, and a peanut butter untertone that seems to take over the finish and aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Growler received from Ty5592 as part of the growler swap. Pours a very deep clear brown with subtle red highlights when held againist a light. Small tan head that disappeared after a couple of sips. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, malt, and almonds. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with chocolate, malt, and some light almond flavor. As the beer warms, the chocolate becomes more pronounced. Very, very smooth with a lovely mouthfeel. No sign of the alcohol at all. Not an overwhelming beer, but certainly very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Darker brown pour with a med-lg head. Aroma had a sweet-breadiness with some light chocolate in the nose. Flavor was of an average doppelbock with a nice bit of chocolate thrown in. Good overall, but a bit grainy. Could have been awesome, but was just good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Tap at North Wales. Pours a woody deep chocolatey brown with a thin lasting off white head. Aroma is initially a typical lager yeastiness from a strong lager- then some nice doughy and sweet toasted and chocoaley malts- some almond nuttiness as well- smells relatively clean. More sharp bocky yeastiness comes out of no where and almsot takes over the chocolate flavors fromt eh malt, but then subsides as it warms- nutty, some caramel and munich malts- light on the hops- some light drying bitterness in the end as well as a light alcohol touch in the finish. Good doppelbock but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Poured a lightly hazy mahogany color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, burnt toast, and a bit of smoke. Taste of roast, smoke, chocolate, nuts, and light caramel malts, with a bit of alcohol in the finish.

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