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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Hearty and full-bodied this is a “Big” bier. Brewed in the Reinheitsgebot tradition, our Bock comes by its mahogany hue naturally. You can expect this bier to be complex and smooth with deep chocolate and coffee undertones, complementing the rich bouquet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Deep rich mahogany color with minimal head. Sweet aroma of raisins. Strong maple syrup flavor with dark chocolate and a bit of hazelnut coffee. The sweetnes definitely pick up as the beer warms and masks some of the alcohol. I feel flush

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Bottled. Whew! This is the first ”big” bock that was worthy of the name. There's a slightly hazy beer-bottle-brown body under a transient ochre head. Funny, I can't taste anything that says “coffee,” but instead a fruity alelike nose and tastes of raisins, rum and maple syrup. Also a warming alcohol presence and a slighty winey finish. Maybe the difference is that my bottle had been cellared a few years, but this tastes more like a microbrewed porter or a young barleywine. So try holding on to this for a while, and see if it doesn't do the same for you!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Great aroma, the coffee came out, predominantly. Some carmel notes. Good head. On the palate, the coffee still predominated over any chocolate. Fairly smooth, as far as alcohol was concerned. Didn't feel to heavy, either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2003
This poured out wonderfully with a growing tall head of very tight frothyness of light tannish color sitting atop a glowing deep mahagony, rubyish copper highlighted gem of a bottom. Head did fade pretty fast though to a skim always present and a fairly thick ring. Smell is faint malts and light roastyness, no tang or sweetness to be found, will that carry over to the taste? Yep, kinda, its a whole lotta empty malts that renders some roastyness and seems to be quite solid and smooth but no other characteristics can be found. Hops are there in very small amount lending a bit of a grab with some roasted grains and thank goodness for that, other wise I might fall asleep drinkin this bock. Has no real finishing qualities either. Kinda bland and one dimensional. Feel is medium bodied smoothness with a small pickup near the middle. Its a decent drinkable tastin bock, a bit lack luster but do-able over many others of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3420) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2003
Sparkling brown, lasting beige head. Good malt nose. Full bodied malt profile with no noticeable alcohol. Rather bland

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Light brown copper color with a soft white head and malty aroma. Body is full, sweet, and smooth with some chocolate notes and a hint of coffee. Finishes dry and sweet. Good bock flavor and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Little head retention. Subtle malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor throughout. Finishes slightly dry to more you drink. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 vibrant amber body, big frothy head. Spicy, woody, ripe fruits and alcohol as well as some spices. Caramel and some chocolate notes. Real creamyu. Rich, full, sweet and deliscious. Dry barley notes and ripe fruits plus some maple and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2003
My goodness, thhis is like an Aass Bock clone. Big bocky malty aroma, simple caramel flavor. Sweet, but not overly so. Remarkably clear, rust brown appearance. Basic bockbier. Major thanks to LiebeBier for toting this one back from Wisc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(draft): Clear dark copper with small beige head. Medium sweet caramel aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel. Medium body, slightly syrupy.

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