cattaneopapa (189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque dark brown colour with a finger of tanned mocha head.
Aroma is mainly caramel booze
Taste is complex: coffee, caramel, brown sugar raisin, and a bit hoppy.
Light body dry with finish low carbonation.
terrybail (627) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from the LCBO
Pours a dark brown with a good frothy head
nice sweet malty fruity aroma
Pretty strong alcohol aftertaste for the abv
I do like the subtle maple taste
Not bad at all
pootzboy (1591) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours a clear dark chestnut color with ruby highlights. Wonderful looking tan cap billows out of the glass. Aroma seems to be non existant - for a Bock that is strange. Flavout is roasty but the malt forward character seems restrained, mouth feel is a bit sharp for a cold aged lager like a bock - this left me more with the impression of a porter ae more than a bock lager. No off tastes and it is clean just not anything like a dunkler bock should be - perhaps "scam-bock" would be a more appropriate name.
jksipa (382) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very deep brown with a small tan head that leaves a fair bit of lace. Nose is dark fruit, toffee and some maple and coffee. Very sweet start with some raisin, chocolate and maple leading to some coffee bitterness. Medium slick mouth with quite soft carbonation. Not a typical bock.
samzim (221) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent of yeast, toffee, and figs. Opaque ruby brown colour. Flavour of brown sugar, dates, and caramel. Medium body with low carbonation. Quite tasty!
Freaky_tiki (578) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours wet earth dark with nary a cap to be found. This is a nice smelling bock. Taste is a swirl of flavours: root beer meets wet crocus bulbs meets a handful of raisins. An interesting interpretation of the style
cfrancis (2405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a brown frothy top. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and raisin. Taste is roasted malts, small smoke, chocolate and dark bread.
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color bock with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt with some caramel malt is enjoyable enough. Taste is dominated by some caramel malt with light touch of biscuit malt and limited complexity from the esters which I was expecting more of. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good drinkability enough but falls short in terms of complexity.
Randy4Beer (191) - - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Appearance wise it was very dark, much darker than expected. Has a nice
thick off-white head, that dissipates quickly to a thin surface. Leaves
moderate lacing in the glass when drunk. No signs of carbonation at all.
On the nose I was very surprised to get a rich creamy chocolate aroma.
Like sniffing the beer version of Chocolate milk. Zero hop presence. Only
extremely subtle malts.
On the palate, it is very nice and chocolatey. Feels more like a stout to
me. With that in mind, I found myself expecting some burnt malts, but there
was none. A bit of sweetness in the mouth for sure. Maybe the ever so
slight hint of coffee bitterness on the swallow.
TheJester (1913) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 mL bottle. Porter brown with a thin beige head. Smells really awful - popcorn kernels and sugar. Fortunately the flavour isn’t as bad, although there certainly seems to have been a problem in the brewing process. Hopefully just a bad bottle. There other offerings were put together better.