Narnad (1373) - 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.
Block (1124) - 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 (213) - 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 médium to low sweet and very low bitter with notes of grain, caramel and bublegum
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!
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.
presario (4428) - 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 (5793) - 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.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Best of the worst???? Maybe. Aromas of stale coffee, not grinds but coffee that sits in a cup over night. Some chocolate if you really dig. Almond/walnut that is way too sweet. Taste is almost not there. Thin and watery, very bland.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Tastes like a cheap macro american porter, not sure how they consider this a bock