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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
12 oz bottle from the variety pack. Nice aroma. Lots of raisin and malt..some spiciness and cola notes. Deep reddish brown color with a pretty two ginger thick tan head. Sweet raisin and black licorice fore. Cramel malts. Molasses and brown sugar. Tasted a bit flat?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (594) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small creamy beige head. Faint roasted malt aroma. Smooth roasted malt flavor is somewhat subdued, yet exhibits notes of dark caramel and dried fruits. Very drinkable, with a touch of spicy resinous hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1640) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, caramel and a bit of coffee. Taste is mildly sweet with some trace bitters. Medium bodied, slick texture and easy to drink for 6.8%. A good Dbock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1255) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle from trade, and my first from Penn. pours dark brownish red, somewhat opaque, with some red shin fun through and an off white to khaki and creamy head. Aroma screams lager with sweet brown sugar, lager yeast, a little dirty, some dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate covered prunes with some brown sugar sweetness. A bit on the watery side in flavor but easy drinking with light plus mouthfeel and medium low carbonation. Acceptable brew and worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Malt forward, dark in color and flavor. Subtle candy/sugar notes. Brown color with a white head that leaves quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1310) - - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours cola colored with a 1 finger light tan head. Aroma is fruity and nutty with a hint of banana/bubblegum. Taste follows suit but adds some chocolate, roasted malt and pretzel-like breadiness. Absolutely delicious. Medium mouthfeel and moderate carb. I hadn't drank this in a long time and it's way better than I remember. What a nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (1866) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at Spring House Taproom. Pours clear medium brown with a thin off white head. Tastes sweet and malty, with dark fruit and caramel notes. Smooth medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark fruits and brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at Lancaster Taproom. Pours clear dark copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, dates, fig, floral notes, and faint spice. Flavor is bready malt base with rich caramel sweetness, dried fruit esters, and light toast; semi-sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cannernation (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
on draft, pours dark, fruit and dark roasts, pleasant beer but nothing special although much better for a Penn beer than I remember from 10 years ago

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5799) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Hohoho! 12 ounce bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a dark brown red color with a small beige head. A yeasty and fruity nose some chocolate. Fruity smooth flavor with toffee, sweet chocolate, dry and yeasty at times. Excellent. Perfect for tonight.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (167) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a nice head and lingering lacing. Slight nose of dark malt sweetness. Light medium body and well carbonated. The balanced flavor of dark / roast malt is pleasant and only hints at sweetness. Smooth crisp finish aided by the carbonation. The roast malt is most evident on the finish and leaves a nice residual flavor.

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