Fritz123 (237) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Tap at Sybarite Pig. Tulip. Jet black pour with thin, white head. Decent lace. Very light on the nose. Hints of roasted malts. Creamy and thick with serious malt, roasted malt, cocoa, chocolate and raisins. Some spicey notes. Great, thick milky taste. Love this double bock.
chinchill (581) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Clear, dark, red-brown ale with a good off-white head that fades slowly.
S: The aroma is mainly of roasted malts, with only faint hints of yeast and hops. Attractive but light.
T: The taste is well-balanced but a bit under-flavored.
M: Medium body seems a bit too thin, good, if slightly high, near-medium carbonation.
O: Certainly a good beer, but tame for style (versus European versions): a bock leaning towards an amber.
Davhgbrew (445) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clean and crisp bock. Smooth drinker with caramel malty flavor that isn’t overpowering.
drowland (4992) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/8/13. 12oz bottle from Brad! Clear red pour with a nice khaki head. Light caramel and toast on the aroma. Nice lightly sweet caramel flavor with biscuits, toast, and just a touch of metal. Nice!
DrSilverworm (2722) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Clear dark red / brown color. Good thin off-white / khaki head. Light spice and bready nose. Medium body, light, crisp carbonation, good dry texture. Moderate bitter taste, light spice. Solid winter bock.
Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brick red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, melted caramel, chocolate. Syrupy body. Flavor is toasted malts, chocolate, caramel, malts, dark fruit. Solid brew and nice for the cold weather.
keepersj12 (2249) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a red tint. The aroma is all malts with caramel, some chocolate and a little bread. The flavor has the same with a nice balance to it. Easy drinking and tasty.
JBVatkeens (47) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 2/20
Had this from bottle, decent head and lacing. Smell is not coming through, nice roasted taste.
PGHbeer77 (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle. Not sure why this is a Christmas brew other than it being a sweet treat for the holidays. However, it is a bock of great quality and complexity. Caramel, bready scent with a molasses base. Dark brown/black pour with a white head to ring. Caramel fronted taste, bready, dark chocolate notes, finishing with the molasses flavor. Medium bodied, silky feel.
BenDoshin (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is subtle, but awesome. A nice dark, bready beer... great for a cold night, but not so much that you couldn’t have more than one. There’s a very pleasant dry red wine finish to it that pairs well with a hearty winter meal.