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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7462) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Secret Santa ’07. Pours a clear deep red/garnet color with a fizzy disappearing beige head. The aroma is medium sweet caramel, chocoloate malt, and lager yeast. The flavor is pretty straight forward medium sweet caramel, chocolate, and biscuits. Not much in the way of bitterness. This definetly leans to the side of malty. Not bad though; just not very complex.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
interesting pour: dark purple, no head. the aroma so so subtle that i only caught air. the sour-sweet flavor was not enjoyable. the sour finish sticks with you. and the sweetness in the flavor is mush too overpowering for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Nice full frothy head that falls at a normal pace. Deep deep red beer, very nice. Light burnt malt aroma with a strong chocolate smell. A little on the sweet but the flavor comes out nice on the after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DietPepsican (1560) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Yeasty chocolate aroma. flavor of chocolate, yeast, and malt. Finishes thin, high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Bottle from ketchepillar. Thanks!
Pours a transluscent dark brownish maroon color with a medium fizzy tan head. Smell is dusty cocoa, with chocolate malt. Taste is similar with a slightly thin body and dusty cocoa/choclate flavor. Pretty drinkable with medium carbonation and not bad at all. Friendly, easy drinking, but simple beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2008
2-13-08 bottle
Thin dark brown in color with a short-lived head. Subtle light malt smell - very light. Flavor is a bit bland and not very exciting. Highly carbonated and just average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5505) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2008
12 oz bottle, via iowaherkeye. Pours a clear ruby brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded quickly. The nose is very grainy and husky with some nutty and light chocolate malt. The flavor is equally grainy and fairly dry with notes of lightly roasted coffee, nutella, and light German hops on the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a husky texture and lots of fizzy carbonation. Overall, not an especially pleasing beer, though I will concede, this may in fact be close to a decent interpretation of the style from an American viewpoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1341) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2008
12 oz. bottle from ketchepillar- poured into snifter- poured semi transparent very darken brown amber, light tan head quickly bubbled away, medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, with hints of caramel and chocolate. Hits the mouth with a medium defined body, alcohol seems to hit you in the middle, finish of chocolate and a small spit of hops. Surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey - My first Iowa beer. Yeeaaa! Pours a clear brown color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, a touch of chocolate, and herbal hops. Flavor is much of the same. What I like about this beers is the malt doesn’t linger on the palate. Light to medium body. A good beer. Thanks Bill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle... Clear, deep, dark, ruby ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, khaki head. Good, tight, creamy retention. Restrained, nutty, chocolate aroma. Malty flavor leans on the sweet side of balance... medium sweetness; gentle bitterness. Toasted nuts and grains. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Sweet, dark fruit, chocolaty finish. Thanks to pepsican for floating this brew my way!

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