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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Until the 19th century, St. Nikolaus was a tall, stern, patriarch in bishop's robes. Then he became a sky-riding, jolly old elf. He may be a milk-and-cookies kind of guy today, but he knows what you want and it's this St. Nikolaus Bock Bier. It's rich, dark and full-bodied, brewed with a variety of roasted and chocolate malts. Celebrate the holidays with St. Nikolaus. He's in this bottle. Gee, we hope you've been good this year.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Semi-sweet, malty nose. Gets drying towards the finish. Overall weak, watery, and thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Sweet sugar and light caramel, some hops that keep it dry. Body is well carbonated and sweet, giving the illusion of a thick palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Off the beaten path. Pruney, somehow rubbery smell -- like pencil erasers or something. Bocky twang to the malty brew, some cocoa some raisins. Tinny, piney aftertaste gets clingy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Little to no head on a dark cola pour - what is there is mocha colored. Faint aroma of cherries. Good, solid malty bock flavor, some ntus, raisins and brief hoppy finish. Alcohol is hidden well. Mouthfeel is just a tad thin - but overall a decent Bock.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craven5000 (98) - Westville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2004
The head was a light tan and a bit creamy. Aroma at first reminded me of spicy apples. Then it was just spicy. The body was a very dark ruby red. The flavor was spicy, a little sweet and felt warm. At first this beer tasted great, but quickly I was desiring something else.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Medium caramel brown hue with creamy tan head and very good lace. The aroma hints of heavy roasted malts, caramel, toffee, apple, noble floral hops, clove, cardamom, and zesty yeats esters. The taste is sweet malts followed by a lactic twang (almost sour). The midesection does display some hop character. Undertones were a bit fruity and spicy (fruitcake like). The finish is mildly bitter and slightly earthy. The mouthfeel could have been heavier, lively and did detected alchohol warming. A solid brew, only lacking complete roundness. I enjoyed it enough to drink again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Rich aroma with a multitude of malts. Malty caramel, roasted malt and smokey malt aromas. Ruby brown color with a good tan head. Smoky malt flavor with roasted malt and malty flavors dominating. A very good beer but not as clean as most bock beers I have had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2004
I was told this beer was called "Winterbock". Poured a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Mild chocolate and caramel sweetness. Medium bodied. This was decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Nice rich brown/black color with very little head. Reminds me of Yuengling Porter when poured. Good malty aroma. Has a strong malty taste with a little bit of spice to it. Nice strong finish. Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Slightly spicy with warm alcohol and chewy malts. . .take note, this hits a bit harder than it appears. Citrusy, sticky finish. Quite nice.


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