vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper with mahogany edges. Thin head. Faint sweet malt aroma, nutty. Flavor is dark caramel, malt, with faint chocolate notes. Some expresso, roasted notes as beer warms. Well-masked ABV. Enjoyable.
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle, pours a clear cola color with a tan head. The smell is caramel, molasses, dark bread. The taste is toffee, molasses, dark bread ending crisp and fruity. The body is medium and a touch oily with average carbonation.
drdisque (763) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Mars Cheese Castle bar. Pours plain thin black. Flavor is rich, fruity, slightly nutty, but still fairly light bodied. Slightly dry finish. More on the Schwartzbier end of the spectrum than the bock, but good.
Gespuccian (141) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great beer. Nose is dates, sweet malt. Pours a dark ruby brown, low head. Taste is smooth, malt, light roast coffee, sweet brown sugar or light caramel. On the tongue it’s both sweet and bitter, playing off the sides and middle of the tongue. Finishes slight crisp, with lingering sweetness. It’s making me wish I drank more bocks.
MattChiasson (51) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5oz draft sample at the brewery tasting room. Poured a medium brown, filtered clear. Very malt forward with a pleasant grainy/bready malt character, together with milk chocolate, caramel and chocolate. Hops integrate well in the palate producing a nicely balanced quaffable beer. Really enjoyed it.
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with small off white head. The aroma is caramel and faint roast. Medium mouth, sweet malt, caramel, light finish, very good.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BiiruBierBeer (959) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of malty smell. Malty taste with a light bit of hops. Pretty decent beer.
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice rich caramel coloured body with a touch of a cola glow and a thinnish tan head. Aroma of raisins, malt, alcohol, light ptit fruits, earth and some good hazelnuts and pecans - strong and pungent. Medium-bodied; Earthy bite of malt with a bit of brown sugar, raisins, figs, light spice and alcohol initially. Aftertaste shows a pleasant slight sour note of grapes with immediate nutty and sweet caramel flavours with an earthy bite on the finish - very nice and complex, especially for the style. Overall, another great beer for the style and in general from New Glarus - you pretty much know what to expect before you buy one of their beers, but they seemingly never stop their talent of producing great beers in the style - this is no exception. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from the Edelweiss Shop in Verona, Wisconsin on 24-September-2014 for US$3,00 by my mom while visiting, sampled at home in Washington on 25-December-2014 - thanks Mom!
BeerInHeaven (375) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark copper with a medium beige head. Beautiful aroma! Hard to describe, roasty, but slightly floral. Taste is bittersweet. Finish is smooth and warming. Great beer!
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this one comes in bigger than most other bocks, and even a few dopplebocks, as far as the flavor, body, and alcohol presence are concerned. poured a beautiful mahgony in color - thin dissapating head. Quite smooth and sweet. The aroma was subtle and simple, but got better as the beer warmed and opened up. Rich in nose and flavor by mid glass, with a complex warming flavor and finish. Another winner."