andyhwcinc (1762) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a cold April night. Appearance is a dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is rich in caramel malt, sweet, faint. Taste is very good, great sweet profile rich in chocolate and caramel, biscuit flavored / rich. Good stuff!
zgaier (1842) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is of toasted malt, toffee, bread, and dark fruits leading to a malty, caramel finish.
jjgmd (1909) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With Z, pours a dark mahogany brown color with less than a subtle head. Nose is sweet fruit, malt and sweet caramel toffee. Taste is sweet dark fruit with heavy malt and caramel. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a sweet fruity finish. Descent DB ! Quaff Score 7 / 10
arkurzynski (2107) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with reddish hues. Nose of dark fruit with caramel malt. Flavor is light toast with raisin, cherry, and a touch of caramel. Light sugary grain. Smooth with no diacetyl.
wxman (1688) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark garnet color with a decent light tan head. Aroma is cocoa and ground coffee. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered toasted biscuits, bread dough and maple syrup. Yummy beer!
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear mahogany, light tan head. Light spice, toasted, slight honey sweetness. Malty. Lighter body, longish finish. Decent.
miyauchi38 (1083) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
never get excited out the bock region, but i’ll give it a fair shake .. . tan, mild foam .. . light molasses and toffee ... a decent bock but a bit simplified .. . . I was watching you while you slept. You look pretty stupid.
gilsmit (5) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great winter bock beer. Nice head in the pour. Darker beer, but not pitch black and intimidating to some.
Very smooth and flavorful. Taste lingers for a while... in a good way.
Very malty and not bitter at all.
valpoaj (705) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour - smooth deep brown pour with a modest off-white head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is caramelized, bordering on burnt malts, biscuit...lots of overarching sweetness. Flavor is obviously heavy to the malt side of things...borders on being overly sweet, but such is my palate nowadays. There is the slightest of hop notes to add a bit of bitterness. Palate is mildly carbonated and has a bit of an oily presence. A style that I’ve strayed away from in recent memory...still not a go-to for me, but I will admit that this is a nice rendition of the style.