adamah (212) - - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is full of nutty vanilla and toffee aromas. It pours a deep cloudy amber color, with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Medium sweetness up front and a lightly bitter finish. It has medium body a thin feel and soft carbonation. It is kind of weird to be drinking a Vermont Christmas beer in Hawaii during February but it paired well with some sharp Vermont Cheddar and definitely hit the spot.
adamjackson (1747) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3 finger off white head. Brown appearance
Caramel and syrup. Nice body. Weak finish. Swet up front. Oak at the finish. Nice balance
vodka4blood (62) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle = drank it too soon??
Nice beer, bitter flavor w/ some smokiness present, um, could be "creamy"er?
ReggieDunlap (2772) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty/nutty and spicy. Flavor is caramely with seasonal spices...muddled. mouthfeel is light/medium and fizzy with a slightly dry spicy finish.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to duchessedubourg. 2011 Vintage.
Appearance : Deep dark amber with small fizzy head that goes away instantly.
Aroma : Caramel and toffee with spices. Light hops maybe. Mainly toffee and spices.
Taste : Toffee with spices. Light alcohol. Finish dry with light toffee, light hops and spices. Light bitterness.
Palate : Rather smooth carbonation. Palate is thin. Quaffable.
Overall : Interesting caramel with interesting spices. Mouthfeel is a bit disappointing. Quite drinkable. Appearance is very disappointing. Meh...
dlovell2 (463) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a tan head. Roasted malt and citrus hop aroma. Roasted malt and caramel flavors with crisp hop finish.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Burnt caramel, to the point of being brown, large rocky sand colored head, spotty lacing.
Soft spiciness on the nose, a little perfume and floralness.   Soft spices on the tongue, pale breadiness, minor
chalkiness.   This reminds me of a really toned down Anchor Our Special Ale.   Slight Anise and floral
aspects, a little bit of chocolate.   Pretty tasty.   Smooth, but a little shallow.   Body could stand to
be a bit maltier/heavier.   Spices are there, but wished they were a bit more bright.   Otherwise, clean
finish, tasty, but on the lighter side.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Classic amberish color Dunkler Bock. Malty. Good fresh. Not an over spicy holiday beer,
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from , 8/17/11, 2010 Bottle
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, caramel, dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar, and light booze
Appearance: This one pours a cloudy reddish-brown color, wispy beige head, and light lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly heavy sweet and malty, some spice, light earthy bitterness
Palate: Rather sticky on the mouth, some chalkiness, and a sweet (almost cloying) finish
I wasn’t really impressed with this one. It isn’t a bad beer, but its overly sweet to the point that it is clearly limiting. It does improve as it warms, so don’t drink this one too cold. I didn’t hate it, but I don’t see myself seeking this one out in the future. If I did drink it in the future, I’d certainly prefer a smaller sample size instead of a whole 22, as the sweetness became overwhelming in such a larger sample size.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from HuskyinPDX.
Pours deep, clear copper with a creamy beige head that shows excellent retention and lots of lacing.
Aroma is crisp bready malts, vanilla and roasted coffee beans. Also plenty of earthy notes, chocolate and light spices.
Taste starts with some hop bitterness and earthy, caramel malts. The finish is bitter and highly roasted. Creamy vanilla and some mocha notes.
The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth but with a hefty earthy bitterness throughout.
This is a really tasty bock with a lot going on. More complex than most bocks but probably sacrifices a bit of drinkability.