DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A middling dark lager, stale/stemmy hop flavor next to a weak, orphaned roast malt. Meh. Nice malty aroma though.
TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The initial taste comes on really strong, much more than you expect from the aroma. There is a lot of malt flavour and it leave a bit of bitterness in your mouth. After the bitterness clears you get the coffee and sweetness of the flavours.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 330ml Bottle, pours dark blown like coca cola. Nice aroma, a little bit of chocolate and caramel. Tast is very malty, also strong coffee and toffee flavor. Carbonation is a little too high.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Received 12-oz bottle from distributors sample pack. Pours a clear dark brown blonde brew with a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates nearly clean. Aroma of caramel malt, some chocolate, flowery hops and some roasted nuts. Taste is light bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of light caramel malt, a touch of flowery hops, some chocolate, sage? or was it some dry herb I have to look into. Finish is metallic, gritty, a tad watery with some caramel aftertaste that quickly disappears. I can not remember the last quality craft beer I had from Monroe since Has Kessler was forced out of the old Huber brewery.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
After the last few offering from this brewery I can say I am not really looking forward to this even though I do enjoy a good bock. I am mildly titilated by the cap that states bock equals taste. Dark brown color with a diminished head leaving just a thin lid of taupe bubbles. Earthy malt and mild dry cocoa is about all I can inhale. Ok maybe a bit of dirt and hints of roasted nuts as well. This very much reminds me of the bock of my youth when a good share of breweries had a bock out each year and very year the joke would go around that it was time to clean out the vats. Darker grain flavors. A bit husky in the finish and linger. The cap makes sense from a 1980s perspective when light beers ruled and this was then the seasonal dark brew offering. I do not fild great faults in this one except it has not depth. Toss a litttle more dark malt in and call it a bock.
presario (4419) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Looked good. Dark brown with a nice head. Thin chocolate and off-aroma. Flavour is malt, chocolate and a flavour that seems like an infection or something off in the brewing.
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Spontaneous tasting with presario and others whom we wont mention for their safety. Pours dark brown with a frothy khaki head. There is chocolate in the aroma but you have to fight through a weird scotch tape sweet chemical thing to translate it. The palate is essentially the same. The chemical trait became so distracting as to make this undrinkable after several sips. Presario thinks infection but it has been in a number of beers from these guys. I think that its just crap brewing skills and crap product. These guys are aggressive marketers but their products are pure shit.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Is that a Daal sheep on the logo? It sure doesn’t look like a Billy Goat and this sure doesn’t taste like a bock. Its major redeeming quality is that it doesn’t look that bad in the glass with its brown body and large tan head. But bocks aren’t suppose to smell like skunk, grain, alcohol and salt and they don’t taste like chewy cement and burnt dark malt. Lifeless crud.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2008
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looks good (dark black like cola with a beige creamy head that stays but goes flat). Smells good (nutty aroma). Tastes strange. Like artificial flavoring. Not the malty flavor one expects from a bock. This actually...well...... it sucks!
twindadplus2 (569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with a decent creamy, tan head. Aroma of nutty, roasted malt and a slight hops astringency. Flavor is a bit of roasted nuttiness and a hint of chocolate with the slight astringence of the hops throughout. Creamy, slightly watery palate with minimal carbonation. None of the flavors are terribly dominant but they’re all there and mesh pretty well. For the price, it’s not a bad beer.