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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our delicious bock lager was brewed with lots of rich, sweet caramel malts and delicately balanced with the finest Bavarian Hallertau hops. For all holiday occasions, drink up the good life!

This holiday bock will be available in some of your favorite restaurants and in specially packaged 22 oz. bottles in stores in time for the holidays (limited to 200 cases). We will have a limited number of hand bottles 750 ml bottles specially packaged for the holidays This bottle will be limited to 142 hand numbered bottles available at the brewery only.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
Pours a ruby color with a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor of fruits, slightly roasted malt and boiled vegetables, the veggies ruin the whole experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2276) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Bomber, 2006, bottle # 3544 of 3800. Been sitting on the selves since but I finally decided summertime is a good time to enjoy this. Pours a thin, dark (reddish in direct light) brown color. A bit off white colored small head. Aroma is a light nuttiness and sweet light breadiness mixed with lagered frutiness. Taste has a nice full maltiness with faint chocolate chip cookie flavors, faint earthy and toasty aspects. A subdued, unoffending offering with a light body but enough taste. Finishes with a light grassiness, low bitterness. I got to say so far Rock Art has sucked big time so far but this is a nicely done, understated yet very quaffable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2007
This offering from Rock Art pours a murky dark brown leaving a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is nutty and sweet creamy milky aroma, ripe fruit, plums, raisins, with a bit of milk chocolate. The taste starts a bit tart, underipned fruit in the taste, creamy milky mouthfeel, nuts, brisk carbonation lovely feel on the palate. Iím actually really enjoying this beer it has a load of flavors that really mesh well together and leave you wanting more of this bock. A great offering from Rock Art one that I will buy a couple more bottles of

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2007
Poured an effervescent mahogany with a large fluffy/fizzy off-white/light tan head. Rather faint aroma of grassy hops and a bit of caramel. Flavor is lightly sweet with some brown sugar, smoke, and a bit of grassy hoppiness. Not much else to it than that. Pleasant flavor if a little on the light and predictable side. Overall I didnít find it to be that terrible, just predicatable and unexceptional.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
22oz bottle. Reddish brown; modest brown head. Brown sugar and caramel aroma. Thin, watery body. Caramel and malt flavor, with a roasted malt finish, Nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
2006 version from trade. Pours hazy dark brownish with ruby hints. Aroma is roasty caramel malt, nuts, chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon. Complex palate with the aforementioned flavors, getting spicier as it warms, but maintaining a solid dark roasty malt bill with backup spices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7128) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Pours a dark, barely transparent mahogany with a thin, light tan head. Has a sweet milk chocolatey grainy bock aroma. Body starts with a subtle earthy sweetness, turning more dry and sticky with a hint of cinnamon spice toward the finish. Nice authenticity and balance. Definitely one of the better Rock Art beers Iíve had.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
notalush (4645) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2005
Sampled this right before I had their "barleywine" - I could hardly tell the difference between the two - both were watery and thin, with little defining flavor characteristics - a hint of caramel tried to make that "Iím a bock" statement, but it fell flat before the finish - Iíll think twice before trying anything by this brewery again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
Brewtopia í05. Clear red/ orange with a syrup aroma. Slight alcohol in the taste with some sweetness and something like "apple tartness". Alcohol never got all the way through and caramel was watered down.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Red copper lager with a thick moka head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with alcohol gin aroma. Sweet cardboard malt with not much else. Watery and sad. Dec. 2004. Bought at Winooski Bev. Centre.


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