JPDIPSO (5381) - 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.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer looks like a glass of coke. That was possibly one of the worst descriptions ever. Aroma is almond with some mystery sweet fruit witch I canít place, so I shall call it dragon fruit for the sake of naming something. Beer feels flat watered down and thin. Almond vanilla possibly toffee can all be tasted in this mostly roasted malt flavored liquid. The sweet taste of this brew lingers a long time. Yet another beer Iíll never want to drink again.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Third in the Minhas taster pack. Bottle. 5.5%. Pour is black as sin, with a bubbly tan head that disappears after pouring. Aroma is burnt, roast malts and almonds. Taste is entirely sweet malt, and extremely dry on the finish.Not impressed. Rerated in tall boy bottle under label Bad Hare Winterbock. Same shit, different pile.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. One thing that annoys me is that some people call a beer a name that does not justify what the beer really is. For instance, this is definitely not a bock, so why is the word on the label? I know the style proposed for the beer, but Iím guessing thatís just because the beer didnít turn out the way it was supposed to. This was a light bodied beer with hardly any malt flavor. Dry and one dimensional. I wouldnít drink this one again.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep brown color with a very thin, white head that quickly fades away. Aroma is mostly a strong nutty scent, toasted malts are there behind it, light chocolate and caramel notes to round out the tasting. Flavor has an early nutty note but quickly fades to a very strong grainy, light metallic note and has a fairly strong note of vanilla at the very end. Light body and carbonation. The vanilla ending really does not mesh well with the nutty, roasted flavors of the beer. Overall just not the beer for me at all.
VertBaconStrips (2281) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown swill, tiny light tan head, weak lacing. Raw almonds, over sweet malts - there isnít much "bock" about this. There is lots of malts in the flavour but that doesnít help this pile of garbage, decent soft bitterness, slight roast. Itís drinkable.
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark brown pour with a minimal brown head. Sweet and sour aroma. The taste was too sour for me. The malts seemed unbalanced, too dark, and the alcohol seems too low to give anything to cover up.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
In the bottle from HyVee sampler pack. Pours a very dark chestnut brown with a medium to large light beige head. This has a slightly soured aroma of spoiled milk. Very sour flavor. I think that there some bad batches of this floating around as this one is tart and unpleasant. The roasted maltiness that it should have is far masked by a strong sour thinness. Not a drainpour, but close.
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 4, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear pale goldeb brew with a 1 finger white head with regular to poor retention, aroma is low sweet with notes of grain and caramel, light bodied, refreshing, flavor is mťdium to low sweet and very low bitter with notes of grain, caramel and bublegum
esjaygee (3903) - 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.