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RATINGS: 530   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhilnTenn99 (2) - USA - JUN 10, 2001 does not count
I go out of my way to get to Wisconsin to get to this beer, and I live in east Tennessee! This is a great low-carbonation beer, best served around 40 degrees, when the flavor really comes through. Wonderful with dinner.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lionelmandrake (5) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2011 does not count
Not much else needs to be said, a fantastic offering from this Wisconsin brewery.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2005 Rerate update: have this one at 60 degrees and it doesn’t get much better. The sweet caramel and chocolate malts headline the bill, with all other signiture bock characteristics and full mouth feel to seal the deal. Previously had this rated as a "4", but we’re bumping it up to where it deserves to be. Here are some notes from other tastings...

Aroma of sweet milk chocolate and brown sugar. Rich, smooth and very chocolatey flavor. A great body - a little oily and heavy on the palate. Can’t trace the 7.3% alcohol. Also have had before and after smoking a Cuban. It’s a great cigar beer. A solid bock. New Glarus knows how to do it right and continually makes world class beers.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 Pours a very dark amber. This is a bold and pleasant beer, that has an intense chocolate flavor that’s perfect for long winter days. I seriously challenge any brewery to out do this bock. This towers over any American bock that I’ve had. Maybe because of my love of chocolate; come to think of it if you hate chocolate then steer away.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonnyMadison (31) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle. A beautiful mahogany color. Velvety on the palate. Taste is great, especially the first few sips, but it remains good throughout. A chocolate taste with hints of fruit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LongShotRX (15) - Barronett, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
A truely great beer. Easy to find the taste of coffee and chocolate here. Pours very dark with a thick rich head. Warms you up and fills you up. Definatly not a beer for consuming in mass quantity. One of my favorite beers hands down.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with and courtesy of the one and only Vinnie V. Cracked this sucker open while watching the Phillies beat up on the Mets. Pours a dark mahogany amber with a thin, one finger beige head which recedes to a soapy, bubbly surface slick. Aroma of fresh baked raisin bread, ground coffee, bittersweet cocoa, sweet and savory butter, cinnamon, and toasty malts. Flavors follow through on the raisny, butter toast notes and end with huge amounts of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, and bready hints, Medium, well rounded body with a robust, coppery, and a tinge tart. Outsdanding introduction to a truly oddly named beer style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Spicy, strong nose on a beautiful ruby-red body; very assertive sweet, full-bodied bock flavor with a bit of caramel and holiday breads; end is a bit too hoppy, but this is still an almost-classic. WISCONSIN BEERS RULE! RERATING -- palate seems smoother, nose and flavor even stronger; yes, it seems more like a doppelbock; a great, great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
Just great stuff. Rather spicy and vinous with heavy yet graceful malts.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirQuackalot (10) - USA - DEC 12, 2001
A great bock, dark in color but low in carbonation. Tastes spicy with sweet, almost chocolaty undertones.


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