dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of grape, plum, some chocolate, somewhat vinous. Appears a deep dark almost opaque brown, with a small brown head that dissipates. Flavor is of sweet stone fruit over chocolatey notes, with a slight hop finish; good though not well-balanced. Palate is thin and watery. Overall, this is a good brew, but somewhat less than the sum of its parts.
BiiruBierBeer (670) - 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 (5171) - 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 (274) - 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 (7440) - 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."
TXBadger (2003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts, cocoa, and coffee, on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied on the mouthfeel with some rich finishing tones. Nice beer.
markducommun (487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep clear reddish, mahogany with a lacy white head. Absolutely stunning appearance. Sweet cereals and fresh-cut hay. Note of honey. Slight bitterness balanced against a chocolatey, slightly roasted sweetness. Big and round bodied, very effervescent, predominantly from acidity. Quite chewy. Fairly long finish. Lighter carbonation. Excellent beer, quite bold. Very well balanced.
charule (1733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from New Glarus. Poured dark red amber with decent cream head. Rich malty caramel aroma. Light carb med bod. Sweet caramel dark fruit taste.
sawbuck (462) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice scents of sweet malt with some notes of sweet candies. Deep orange and red colors with a bright tan head. Great, rich caramel malt out of the gate. Notes of sweet fruit, and bitter chocolate. Crisp bitterness creeps in at the right time. Finishes smooth with a nice mixture of sweet and bitterness. Nice carbonation, Refreshing!
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really great bock! Don’t get the chocolate and coffee like the deScription suggests but tasty nonetheless.
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a lighter brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of toasted malt, caramel and some dark fruits. Falvor was again toasted caramel and fruits.