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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Just in time for the holidays is our special treat. A dark and chewy bock beer. Around November you’ll find ’chocolate bock’ on tap down at the brewery. The history of Bock beer is a complicated one, going all the way back the dark ages in Europe. In the 14th century, the city of Einbeck became famous for this style of beer. So thats where the name "beck" or "bock" has come from. No other beer has a more pure and intense malt character as a true Bock. Many large breweries in the U.S. have diluted the original strength of this beer, but we make the real thing. The body of this beer is rich, making it a good beer to warm up to during those "special" Iowa winters. The blackened malt that we use in it gives the brew a slight hint of chocolate. Its a smooth brew, having been lagered for over a month in our cellars, in true bock style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - FEB 7, 2015
This is a great seasonal beer just in time for the holidays! Great chocolate notes and love the dark malty flavors.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
teresaalbert (2) - Amana, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
The wonderful malty flavors of a traditional bock come through in this beer. The nose gives those slight chocolate undertones which come though when you have a couple sips. I love it with a dark chocolate candy bar to inhance the chocolate flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SrSilliGose (3280) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 bock out back thanks to pepsican for the courteous offering @~13.99. semisweet twangy sherry dirty dough. some soft herbal grainy dough. touch of fig, pruned juice. sharp twangy licorice bocky dough malts offered on that finish (lingering). this may be a shelf beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (729) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Nice bock. Dark pour. Very sweet and chocolate. Just a little hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark copper with minimal head. Bready malts, thick in a bad way, really not digging this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle @ Aaron’s basement. Copper pour with an off-white head. Toast, raisin, and some cardboard. Bready malt, metal, water, and dark fruit. Flavors of bread, toast, and dark fruit. Slightly metallic, water, caramel, and nuts. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (701) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - Pours dirty cloudy brown and has a light brown creamy medium head. Has a nice chocolate aroma. Has some caramel notes and is very balanced. Medium mouthfeel and a very easy drink. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, brown sugar, moderate chocolate and dusty chocolate, milk chocolate. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, chocolate dusty, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130112]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
on tap @Jethro’s Drake-tan-dk copper. A-rye/med malt-chocolate/caramel. T-rye/med malt-chocolate/caramel, some hops at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7370) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Deep cola pour with a small spotty head. Rich caramel malt and dark fruit. This is pretty darn good!

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